National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

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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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  • Need a few hours to see it all. Very fascinating and they have everything you could ever wish a museum to have. Thoroughly enjoyed our time wandering around. Will make sure we go there again to check ...  more »
  • Excellent, well-organised exhibits, with clear information on the history of Singapore! Lots of interesting stories from locals that accompany the exhibits. Impressive architecture - integrating both ...  more »
  • worth a visiti - great history of the making of Singapore in a beautiful building - only $15 to enter  more »
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  • The best museum I've ever been too. It is beautiful and so artistically done!! There are multiple galleries as a part of the museum, each one having a beautiful theme. One could easily spend 5 to 7 hours exploring everything the museum has to offer. Lot of voice recordings and a few video recordings are present. I personally loved the history of Singapore. Wish I could have spent more time here
  • Singapore’s oldest museum is a progressive showcase of the country’s history and culture. If you have time to visit only one place to learn about the history and culture of Singapore, this is probably it. The National Museum of Singapore tells you the intriguing story of this country in a manner that is both fun and rewarding. With its history dating back to 1887, the National Museum is the nation’s oldest, and one of the city’s architectural icons. Its permanent offerings, the Singapore History and Living Galleries, piece together the past and present in a compelling narrative.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the National Museum on a lovely Saturday. I think it was museum week so entry was free. I enjoyed the Playgrounds exhibit as it showed the playgrounds from the 1930s till present day. There was even a sandpit and mini pyramid for children to try out. These exhibits brought much nostalgia. I also enjoyed the exhibit at the Glass Rotunda, where there were animations done of nature, very similarly to what can be found at the ArtScience Museum. The gallery on World War 2 was also very informative about life during World War 2, with audio retelling of the past, and also suitable artifacts.
  • Cool museum with lots of exhibitions and rooms. Multiple exhibitions are always put up here with wide range of variety. Art schools often go here if they were to conduct a field trip because it's one of the best museum in Singapore. Inside level 1 there's a small souvenir shop that sells Singapore unique knick-knacks, also some interesting "book vending machine". The staffs are also really helpful when you ask for directions(since the museum is really big and you will eventually be lost). I have been here multiple times and has never gotten bored of it.
  • The museum was very educational and presented the history of Singapore in an excellent way. There was a very good balance between visual elements, audio and interactive features which made the 2.5 hours I spent there fly by. I learned a tremendous amount and would gladly go back next time I'm in Singapore! I did not go on a tour (although I have been told by a friend that it's very worthwhile) but I did not feel like I was missing out on any part of the experience by walking around on my own. Adults $15, students and 60+ $10 admission.
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