Museums & Exhibitions
National Museum of Singapore

National Museum of Singapore

September 15, 2021
National Museum of Singapore
Photo Credit: National Museum of Singapore

The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore.

It's history dates back to 1849, when it opened on Stamford Road as the Raffles Library and Museum.


The museum has lots to offer kids as it brings history to life through engaging and immersive experiences.


The museum has a range of permanent and temporary exhibits. Kids will find these most enjoyable:

National Museum of Singapore - Singapore History Gallery
Singapore History Gallery (Image credit: National Museum of Singapore) - Charts the development of the island through the years

National Museum of Singapore - Moving Memories
Moving Memories - Seven life sized murals depicting Singapore life come alive on a giant LED Wall.

National Museum of Singapore - Growing Up
Growing Up (Image credit: National Museum of Singapore) - See what life in Singapore was like during the tumultous 1950s and 1960s.

National Museum of Singapore - Story of the Forest
Story of the Forest - an immersive installation that transforms 69 drawings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings into three-dimensional animations.

National Museum of Singapore - Story of the Forest
Story of the Forest - Created by the renowned Japanese digital art collective teamLab, it's an enchanting digital artwork that invites you to interact with the animated wildlife of the Malay Peninsula in the 19th century up close.

Programs for families

The museum runs various programs for families and children to discover Singapore's rich social history together.

Check out the latest events and programs at the National Museum's website.


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93 Stamford Road

Singapore 178897

Opening Hours

10am-7pm daily


Free for Singaporeans, PRs, and children 6 years and below.

Standard Adult - $15

Concession - $10


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