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Peranakan Museum

The Peranakan Museum houses the world's finest and most comprehensive collection of Peranakan artefacts, representing a unique cultural tradition – fusing ethnic Chinese, Malay and Indian elements – indigenous to Singapore and Southeast Asia. Its rich material legacy and heritage are enhanced by state-of-the-art display technology, and interactive educational exhibits for children.

Aspects of Peranakan life from cradle to grave are explored in ten permanent galleries, with highlights including the elaborate 12-day Peranakan wedding, prominent Peranakans in Singapore's history, as well as Peranakan food and feasting. Visitors are also provided a glimpse of how modern-day Peranakans have evolved with their culture.

The museum is housed in the former Tao Nan School campus, a National Monument. The building, completed in 1912, housed the first modern Hokkien school to be founded in the Straits Settlements. It features a neoclassical design inspired by the French Renaissance.

Peranakan Museum's Address

39 Armenian Street S(179941)
Tel: (+65) 6332 7591

Opening Hours

Daily

10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Fridays

10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Admission

Free admission for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents (please present ID for verification).

For special exhibitions where there is an admission fee, NHB will continue to offer free admission for citizens and PRs who are students, teachers, senior citizens and NSFs as well as children of 6 years of age and under.

Tourists & Foreign Citizens

  Individual Concession #
Adult S$6.00 S$3.00
Family (Maximum of 5 pax)* S$18.00
Asian Civilisations Museum & Peranakan Museum Joint-ticket** S$11.00 S$5.50
Friday Night (7pm - 9pm) S$3.00 S$1.50

# Foreigners aged 60 and above or full-time student
* For maximum of 5 persons (Applicable only during special exhibitions)
** Joint-ticket must be used within 7 days of purchase


Persons with Disabilities

As shared during the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth’s Committee of Supply Debate 2016, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and their primary caregivers will be offered free or subsidised admission fees to all NHB museums and heritage institutions. This will be implemented from 1 June 2016. Learn more.

Permanent Galleries

NHB Museums & Institutions

Citizens & PRs

Foreigners

Adults

Children aged 6 and below

Seniors, Students, PWDs

Free

Standard

Free

Concession

NB: 1st caregiver of all PWDs (regardless of nationality) will be given free admission to NHB museums


Special Exhibitions

NHB Museums & Institutions

Citizens & PRs

Foreigners

Adults

Seniors, Teachers, Students, NSFs, PWDs, Children aged 6 and below

Adults

Seniors, Students, PWDs

Children aged 6 and below

Charges apply

Free

Charges apply

Concession

Free

NB: 1st caregiver of all PWDs (regardless of nationality) will be given free admission to NHB museums


How to Get There

By Bus*
7, 14, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 124, 128, 131, 147, 162,162M, 166,
167, 171, 174, 175, 190, 700, 700A and 857
*Bus stop at Singapore Management University – School of Accountancy and Law

By MRT
City Hall MRT Station (10-minute walk)
Bras Basah MRT Station (10-minute walk)

By Car
Paid parking is available next to the Peranakan Museum.

For more information, please visit the Peranakan Museum website.