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 $15 to enter  more »
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  • Enjoyed this place. Had some good history right from the start of Singapore to modern day. Including wars, colonial times and the development of what Singapore has become today. Worth a visit on a warm day. Good air con (was too cold even) Very close to a food court one block down, so can leave for lunch. Entrance is 15$S for and adult, 10 for students
  • Words don't do justice for how brilliant this museum is. If you're in Singapore, this is a must visit just so you can realize how well the Singaporeans immortalized the history of their country, including the modern history (1920 upward), which is a rare sight to behold in most museums I have been in my life. Exploring the whole museum in detail (since they provide a description of all objects on display, a recording relevant to the era on exhibition, and the various items up for the museum-goers to interact with) would take you more than 3 hours; but it's a three hour well-spent. The museum's architecture is a beautiful mixture of modernity and history - a balance that is apparent even in Singapore's society now.
  • Perfect for history buffs! The museum takes you through each stage of the nation's past. From early days when it was discovered and named "Singapura" to Raffles landing to make it a major trading outpost. It then goes through the Japanese occupation in WW2 and then Singapore's independence. Well worth a visit and cheap to enter.
  • I love the National Museum of Singapore. It’s such a good spot for photos. Old colonial building, with a contemporary interior. The staff are really helpful too. If you need help or want more information, the curators can help you out. They’ve got new installations every quarter so check it out. Free for PR and Singaporeans, if you’re looking for a family day outing. The food selection aren’t a lot, but good enough. You can visit Janice Wong, for great desserts and wine pairings. Try her chocolates, with local touches - very very special. Get yourself local souvenirs at the museum too, don’t think you can find them in malls.
  • 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
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