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Malay Heritage Centre

Built 160 years ago by Sultan Ali, the son of Sultan Hussein Shah, the sprawling grounds of the Istana Kampong Glam is home to the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC). Featuring artefacts, murals and multimedia displays across nine galleries, the museum traces the history and material culture of the Singapore Malays, as well as their contributions towards nation-building. MHC is a community heritage institution managed by NHB.

Malay Heritage Centre's Address

85 Sultan Gate S(198501)
Email: NHB_MHC@nhb.gov.sg
Telephone: (+65) 6391 0450

Opening Hours

Malay Heritage Centre Museum

Days

Time

Tuesday to Sunday

10:00 am to 6:00 pm 
(Last admission 5.30 pm)

Monday

Closed

Malay Heritage Centre Compound

Days

Time

Monday to Sunday

8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Admission

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

Free admissions will be provided to Citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) all year round to the permanent galleries displaying our national collection and selected special exhibitions at the National Museums and Heritage Institutions, to encourage more citizens and PRs to visit our National Museums and Heritage Institutions.

Through free admissions, NHB hopes to give Citizens and PRs greater access to our National Museums and Heritage Institutions to enjoy their offerings. 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

Adults

$6.00

Child (6 years old and below)

Free Admission

Students

$4.00

Senior Citizen
(60 years old and above)

$4.00

Tourists & Foreign Citizens Group Admission 
(for groups of 10 and above)

Family package of 5 (not exceeding 3 adults per family)

$18.00

Adults (20% Discount for group of 20 pax or more)

$4.80


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

Carpark Facilities
If you are driving, you can park your vehicles at the public carparks along Aliwal Street, Kandahar Street and Pahang Street or at the multi-storey carparks at Textile Centre and Sultan Plaza. Parking charges are applicable.

Public Transport

By MRT:
Alight at Bugis (EW12) station. MHC is about 10 minutes walk from the train station.

By Bus:

  • From North Bridge Road: Bus service no. 7, 32, 51, 63, 80, 145 & 197.
  • From Victoria Street: Bus service no. 2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 63, 80, 130, 133, 145, & 197.
  • From Beach Road: Bus service no. 10, 14, 16, 70, 100, 107, 196 & 401.