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New, Great and Happy: The Amusement "Worlds" of Singapore

04 Dec 2021 - 09 Jan 2022
Stamford Gallery
Daily from 10am – 7pm
Many of us grew up with fond memories of visiting amusement parks, as they played an important role in shaping both the social lives of the local community and popular culture of Singapore in the pre- and post-war decades. While Singapore was home to several amusement parks from the 1920s till today, three of them enjoyed far greater success and longevity than the others. The trio – New World, Great World and Happy World (renamed Gay World in 1964) − no longer exists, but many would still remember the delightful experiences they had at these amusement parks.

Relive fond memories and learn interesting fun facts about amusement parks in Singapore. You can also enjoy some of the classic amusement park games and rides, provided by local carnival veteran Uncle Ringo, at the National Museum’s re-created mini amusement park. Don’t forget to complete the quest activity through our Life in Singapore galleries to redeem a limited complimentary carnival game token! Click here to begin.

A valid ticket to National Museum of Singapore is required to enter the gallery, while tokens to play the games and rides can be purchased separately on the spot.

 

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Digital Amusement Park

The three venues - New World, Great World and Happy World (renamed in 1964) - played an important role in shaping the social life of the local community and popular culture of Singapore in the pre- and post-war decades. 

Explore the National Museum of Singapore's Digital Amusement Park and learn some interesting facts about these 3 playgrounds for the masses from the 1920s to 1980s.

Click here to explore our Digital Amusement Park!

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Digital Quest
10am to 6pm Daily | Various galleries

Go on a quest in the museum and discover fun facts about the artefacts featured in our galleries. Look out for the campaign standees, located around the museum, and scan the campaign image to start your quest.

Complete all 5 galleries to redeem a free carnival game ticket with your reward code.

Limited to 1 reward code per account per day. Reward code will be valid only for 7 days. Redemption is limited to the first 80 redemptions per day, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Click on 'Digital Quest' on the menu bar in our digital amusement park microsite to begin!

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The National Museum’s re-created Amusement Park showcase
Stamford Gallery
10am – 7pm daily (last admission at 6.30pm)

Step into the world of classic amusement park games and rides, provided by local carnival veteran Uncle Ringo, at our re-created mini amusement park located in the Stamford Gallery, as you learn fun facts about amusement parks in Singapore in the 1920s to 2000.

Things to note:

  • Pre-register at https://go.gov.sg/visitnmsamusementpark before your visit for a guaranteed entry and reduce waiting time.
  • Please book a ticket for each family member, regardless of age.
  • Each child below the age of 12 must be accompanied by a separate adult.
  • A valid ticket to National Museum of Singapore is required to enter the gallery, while tokens to play the games and rides can be purchased separately on the spot. You can complete the digital quest prior to your visit to receive 1 complimentary token for the games/rides.

Each admission is limited to a maximum of 30 minutes. Visitors are encouraged to complete the digital quest prior to their visit to the NMS Amusement Park showcase at Stamford Gallery.

We are implementing vaccination-differentiated safe management measures (VDS) for entry into our museums. For more information, please visit https://go.gov.sg/nhbsmm.

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Children's Season 2021: Get Curious! Stories of You & Me
20 Nov to 26 Dec

Check out more activities lined up for you this Children's Season! Explore our galleries and discover the exciting stories of our artefacts. Titled “Stories of You & Me”, this edition of the festival also invites different generations within the family to exchange stories and experiences with each other.

Click here for details on Children's Season 2021!

Family Time

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.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!