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.
6 – 23 December 2018
Exhibition Gallery 1, Basement Level, National Museum of Singapore
While Italy is renowned for its history, cuisine and tradition, it has also been an active laboratory of innovation in its pursuit for scientific excellence. Italy: The Beauty of Knowledge presents a multi-sensory and immersive experience, spanning themes such as health, environment, space, food and nutrition, as well as cultural heritage. The showcase celebrates the “Renaissance Spirit” and its influence in the Italian quest for knowledge and innovation.
Italy: The Beauty of Knowledge is promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and is led by the National Research Council (CNR) in collaboration with Fondazione Idis-Città della Scienza in Naples, Museo Galileo in Florence, Museo delle Scienza in Trento, and Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci” in Milan. The exhibition is organised by the Embassy of Italy in Singapore.
Visit our permanent galleries with your little ones and play spot-the-artefact! Our colourful Early Learning Resources introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts according to the themes of Numbers, Colours, and ABCs. Available at $8 per set from the Museum Label shop. For more children's activity booklets, click here.
What memories bind us together as Singaporeans, and what makes this home, truly? Step into @ Home, Truly: A Digital Experience, and join nine-year-old Nadine and her beloved Gong Gong (Mandarin for “Grandfather”) as they converse with each other about living and growing up in Singapore.
Join us this August to make your celebration of Singapore’s 55th birthday a special one! There will be a variety of programmes for you to celebrate National Day either from the comforts of your home or at the museum.
The National Museum is committed to supporting the health and well-being of seniors, including persons living with dementia, through meaningful and engaging programmes and resources that are based on the museum’s collection and galleries.
The museum has refreshed its programmes to offer students a variety of opportunities to discover Singapore's history and culture - through investigation, engagement of senses and conversations - and to relate them to present-day issues. Click here to find out more about the various learning opportunities at the museum!