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Address: 93 Stamford Road National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897, Singapore
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+65 6332 3251
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of...

With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation's oldest museum with a progressive mind. Its galleries adopt cutting-edge and multi-perspective ways of presenting history and culture to redefine conventional museum experience. A cultural and architectural landmark in Singapore, the Museum hosts innovative festivals and events all year round-the dynamic Night Festival, visually arresting art installations, as well as amazing performances and film screenings-in addition to presenting thought-provoking exhibitions involving critically important collections of artefacts. The programming is supported by a wide range of facilities and services including F&B, retail and a Resource Centre. The National Museum of Singapore re-opened in December 2006 after a three-year redevelopment, and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012. The Museum refreshed its permanent galleries and re-opened them on 19 September 2015 for Singapore's Golden Jubilee.

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Affordable, Informative, Fun!

The museum is inexpensive and incredibly extensive. Students (even foreign students) can receive a discount by showing student ID cards. This attraction is very affordable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Collegedale, Tennessee
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Collegedale, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is inexpensive and incredibly extensive. Students (even foreign students) can receive a discount by showing student ID cards. This attraction is very affordable. Besides the affordability, it is beyond worth the money. I learned an incredible amount about Singapore's history and easily spent 3 hours there and didn't see nearly everything. Some exhibits are interactive making this an... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful experience with some really interesting exhibits. The building in itself is really lovely.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The building itself is a landmark: the first purpose-built museum in Queen Victoria's times. Free guided tours (1 hr, very informative and entertaining) are available at 11 am and 2 pm, and 20% discount applies if you show your Singapore Airlines boarding pass. A great place to learn about the fascinating history of Singapore. Upstairs, I also saw something completely... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The National Museum of Singapore offers a comprehensive overview of Singapore's history from the establishment of the very first fishing village by a passing King to the post-independence development and industrialization. However, unless you visit this as soon as possible during your Singapore holiday, you will find it a tad boring. I didn't get here till me last day and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just the architect and seeing this building is great , but enjoying the paintings and exhibitions was wonderful , modern air conditioned , large well versed staff everywhere to assist you

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was very interested in how Singapore became the global city that it is today, given that around 50 years ago it was a third-world country. I found the displays informative, and they also include some audio recordings of actual people who were the first few residents of HDBs (very interesting!). However, I found the first few parts of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum does a good job with the cultural history of Singapore. Don't expect much on natural history. Could be better on the pre-British eras, but definitely worth the time.

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Laguna Province, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent like 4 hours in here because the museum has installed a detailed exhibition of its rich history as a young island city-state-- from its humble beginnings up to the challenges of the present and future plans. You will appreciate every effort made in each gallery to showcase to the world what Singapore has achieved.

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Londonderry UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is yet another place in Singapore that is well worth a visit - took us 3.5 hours as there was so much to take in. Very good value for money and something for all ages

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is beautiful and has been renovated. The Singapore History Gallery is well presented and educational. Well worth the visit. Other exhibits were okay.

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