Gain an understanding of the country's history and traditions National Museum of Singapore. Learn about how Singapore's suffered under Japanese occupation in World War II, but also resisted with tenacity and resourcefulness. You can also discover the details about Singapore's experience under British rule and its development as an independent nation in the 1960s. Make sure you take a walk along the museum's concourse, a striking architectural feature that blends classic and modern styles. Use our Singapore road trip planning tool to arrange your visit to National Museum of Singapore and other attractions in Singapore.
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National Museum of Singapore reviews
National Museums, in my opinion, can often be extremely dull. Filled with pottery, generic art, and things you'll never remember, I often skip them. I was pleasantly surprised with this one though...
National Museums, in my opinion, can often be extremely dull. Filled with pottery, generic art, and things you'll never remember, I often skip them. I was pleasantly surprised with this one though... more »
We took the (free) guided tour in English and so glad we did. Got an history lesson of Singapore in 1+ hour by a volunteer guide. Afterwards we walked around one more time for details we missed first.... more
We took the (free) guided tour in English and so glad we did. Got an history lesson of Singapore in 1+ hour by a volunteer guide. Afterwards we walked around one more time for details we missed first.... more »
A superb history of Singapore from ancient times conducted by a very well informed lady who I felt expressed a slightly biased view of Britains colonial past but if you don't mind little verbal...
A superb history of Singapore from ancient times conducted by a very well informed lady who I felt expressed a slightly biased view of Britains colonial past but if you don't mind little verbal... more »
The oldest museum in Singapore, which showcases works and exhibitions of Singapore art and culture. The building has been lovingly restored and renovated, and the exhibits are very good. The current "on off" exhibition showcases appliances and life in the 1960s through the 1980s, and brings back many childhood memories for me. It's a pleasure to see things like the typewriter and old school telephones, first generation computers, etc. There's also a huge hall that explores Singapore's history from the early days pre Stamford Raffles, to the Japanese occupation during WWII. It's definitely worth a visit or more! It's free admission to citizens. A wonderful place to go for a dose of nostalgia!
We took the opportunity to visit during public holiday. Surprisingly the crowd was not overly crowded and there are available parking lots at the museum. We came to see the “Heritage”, yet we were only shown with a train of old Malaya train. A little disappointing. The other showcasing were just as disappointing. Too much replicas and copies instead of artifacts. There are a lots better Museums in Singapore, sadly not the National Museum. Crowd: acceptable even during PH Service: top, friendly and fast Exhibition: need more contents and refresher. I think my textbooks have been information. Time needed: 1-2hours Food & Drinks: limited options (only a cafe) Admission: free for Singapore citizens Return: maybe, depending on the exhibits. The previous time before Covid I can easily spent 3-4 hours exploring. Now, lesser than 2hours I would have covered all.
My friend said lastly: “better than that, it could have not been” and I genuinely agree.our experience was mainly fantastic and unforgettable due to the well-designed facilities and the technical innovations which are used over there. You may count 2-3 hours for a sufficient inner tour. There was other Japanese exhibition, but i would rather just focus on the museum itself. However, absolutely worthy and beautiful day at this museum.
Enjoyed spending time at the National Museum of Singapore. It was a short walk from my Hotel at Fort Canning. I was particularly happy with three of the exhibits, namely, Voices of Singapore, Singapore History Gallery, and Glass Rotunda. It was great to learn a little about the history of Singapore and some of the events that shaped such an influential nation. I am certain that I will need to back to see everything.
Free for students studying in Singaporean Institutes. Ticket costs in general SGD 26 per adult, but we need not pay anything as we showed our NUS e-ID card and student pass. This is an excellent museum housed in a restored heritage building with connected newly built spaces. You can go through Singapore's journey from early time to contemporary terms. Political history, racial history, etc. are nicely depicted throughout the museum. There are some interesting interactive items. You will be amazed when you go. Took us around 4 hours to have a good glimpse of the total place. Highly recommended, especially for students and foreigners.
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