Hell's Museum
Hell's Museum
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Hell’s Museum is the world’s first museum on death and the afterlife. Launched on 28 October 2021, it lies on the grounds of Haw Par Villa, a historic cultural park in the southwest of Singapore. Haw Par Villa is managed by heritage specialist Journeys Pte Ltd. Hell’s Museum combines education and entertainment. It covers perspectives and insights on death and the afterlife across various religions, cultures, and civilisations – the result of humanity’s quest over 300,000 years to seek answers to the big questions in life. The museum is an immersive experience, featuring specially commissioned videos, and replicas of altars, a burial crypt, a void deck funeral, and a traditional Chinese grave, to provide understanding of commonalities across the world’s major belief systems – and how different communities around the world, and in Singapore, draw meaning from death. Hell's Museum is open 10am to 6pm, Wednesdays to Sundays, and all public holidays.
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Gladys Chew
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Family
We booked the Hell Museum tour and Michelle is the one who brought us around. She is very detailed in her explanation and I highly recommend anyone to come and visit.
Written 18 March 2023
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Peter R
Milton Keynes, UK3 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Fabulous. Visited here 50 years ago as a child have always remembered the experience. Could not visit Singapore again without re-visiting. Excellent. !!!
Written 11 March 2023
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Daifu ye
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Mar 2023 • Couples
Wee lim is a very friendly tour guide! I learn a lot through out the tour. After the tour, what i learn is to collect more merits, do more good things in my current life so that i can cross the golden or silver bridge. Very educational tour. Thank you, wee lim for showing us all the asian cultures.
Written 8 March 2023
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PatrickTerenceLim
Singapore, Singapore137 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
The last time I was in Haw Par Villa was almost 45 years ago but the place still has the gory memories instilled from way back then. It was from these memories that taught me to be always respectful of my parents and of others. I advocate that all parents should bring their children here to educate them to have filial piety and respect for others … something that is so lacking in the current generation.

It was good that they renovated the park and repainted the statues. They look much better than what I remembered them to be. I recommend that any visitor should pay the $18 per person and take the guided tour through Hell’s Museum. Our guide, April, was brilliant, informative and witty. You would appreciate life better in the afterlife.

Wonderful day spent in Haw Par Villa … still scary after all these years.
Written 7 March 2023
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Vittal Chandran
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Feb 2023 • Couples
Travellers should pay attention to the videos and explanations written against each depiction and carving.
The guide was good in her explanations about the different courts of gell!!!
Written 25 February 2023
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Jasmine M
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Feb 2023 • Family
This place had been touted to me as a quirky part of Singapore’s past and attractions, which was already appealing, but I was even more surprised and delighted by what it has become since its renovation. The museum had a tour in English that was fascinating and accessible, introducing Chinese traditions and beliefs around death and the afterlife, and explaining the amazing/ hilarious/ gruesome dioramas. The guide also answered questions about Buddhism and Daosim, and was generous and personable. My kids and I loved it. I hope this place get the UNESCO status they’re hoping for to preserve this unique experience for future generations.
Written 22 February 2023
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Chanm368
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Feb 2023 • Couples
Highly recommended, especially the tour with detailed introduction about the hell, concept of afterlife, it’s much meaningful than my expectation!
Written 19 February 2023
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Heather
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Friends
Thought provoking tour, knowledgeable docents. So interesting to see this place refurbished and relive childhood memories
Written 17 February 2023
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Alvin F
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Feb 2023 • Couples
Really great content and superb tour guide! She was such an expert and really friendly and easy to listen to. Would recommend to try catch a tour, but walking through yourself is also some great educational entertainment.
Written 15 February 2023
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ekeat79
George Town, Malaysia830 contributions
Dec 2022
I have visited Haw Par Villa before many years back... and back then the Hell's Museum was free to access, although this section is now chargeable for both adults and children above 6yo (i.e. complete with a makeover and a separate entrance for access). In all honesty however, despite me having interest in ancient Chinese folklore, I felt that the entrance fee of SGD18 for adults and SGD10 for kids was rather high for this exhibit, which only provides a relatively short overview of what goes in in the afterlife, in the form of dioramas depicting several key events that take place in Hell.

Visit this museum if and only if you have deep interest in the ancient Chinese belief of life after death, and what takes place within the 18 Chambers of Hell.
Written 10 February 2023
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