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National Museum of Singapore

93 Stamford Road National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897, Singapore
+65 6332 4405
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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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93 Stamford Road National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One should visit this place , Entry fee is 15$ and it's amazing place . Minimum time required is 3-4 hours to visit entire place at one go .

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Museum is ok but the cafe and staff are worth a visit. Good food and snacks, the scrambled eggs are lovely.

Thank Lozlyn
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Highly informative and an engaging layout to learn about every period of Singapore history. We did the docent English tour and found that it made the experience much richer, so try to align your visit with one of their tour times. There are some interesting...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent two hours here on their independence day. The World War 2 exhibition was very good but some parts of the place were closed off.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to the National Museum recently for another visit. Being free for citizens and PRs it makes for a useful attraction on rainy days. The kids are usually quite happy to wander through the exhibits for an hour or so.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum was very well presented and follows the photographic history, war and urban development throughout the decades. We were able to visually see the changes we vaguely remembered over our trips to Singapore 24 years ago, 12 years ago and now. The 360 degree...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the National Museum if you intend to know more about Singapore. If you want to make your trip in Singapore more interesting, you may visit the museum first then along your tour try to look out for the monument that bear historical memory. Go...More

Thank Sam L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great interactive displays that provide historical context. There is something of interest for all ages.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent explanation of complete history of Singapore with easy to read captions on all exhibits. Good cafe

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great venue for viewing of local and overseas artifacts and loc fauna and flora. Grand old building that was beautifully restored.

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Vivian J
7 March 2017|
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Response from Robbiejo4866 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your interests, we were lucky to have a personal guide and spent over 2 hours. Lovely cafe and shop so I would allow for 3 hours.
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Rupal S
15 June 2016|
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Response from daved64 | Reviewed this property |
the actual entry is free, but we paid about $25-30 to see a World Treasures Exhibition. Was well worth it !
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Jane A
19 August 2015|
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Response from Anth0ny1968 | Reviewed this property |
HI, it was 7 sing dollars per adult for the special exhibits and the general area is free but you must check if the museum general area is open. In April it was closed for renovations but you didn't know that till you got... More
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