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The front block of the museum building dates back to 1887. It features an elegant neo-Palladian design, a European style of architecture characterised by a highly symmetrical façade and the use of pediments above windows.
The National Museum of Singapore is the nation's oldest museum that seeks to inspire with stories of Singapore and the world. Its history dates back to 1849.
Known then as the Raffles Library and Museum, the museum moved to its current premises on Stamford Road in 1887.
[Important] Parts of the National Museum of Singapore will be undergoing restoration and upgrading works from September 2023 onwards, where you can read more by clicking here. The museum will continue to remain open with exhibitions, programmes as well as dining and retail offerings. You may check out our website, or follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest updates.
Hop aboard the National Museum of Singapore’s ‘flight’ to discover Singapore through a travel-themed exhibition that traces the evolution of Singapore’s identity as a popular travel destination, through the eyes of those who arrived at our shores from the past to the present.
Join us at our new social space dedicated to building relationships with seniors through activities and entertainment.
Enjoy this series of programmes organised by the National Museum, in conjunction with the festival.
Satisfy your appetite for fun and enjoyable moments at the National Museum this June holidays, with Get Curious: All About Food!
From food to performing arts, Southeast Asia’s intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is an important link to our past and intrinsic to our rich cultural identity. To pay homage to the time-honoured traditions and living expressions that define and connect us across the region, the National Museum of Singapore and the Maybank Foundation will be presenting a series of four original video artworks on the Museum’s LED Wall that showcase creative contemporary responses to the theme of intangible cultural heritage (ICH).
Explore the new spirit of Singapore, past and present, and take part in conversations that will help shape the Founder's Memorial!
Semangat yang Baru: Forging a New Singapore Spirit is a special exhibition that captures the ferment and dynamism of our early years, when the leaders and people of Singapore rallied together to build our fledgling nation between the 1950s and 1970s.