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THE LIVES OF WOMEN: What will life be like for women in Singapore in 2050?

18 Jan 2022 - 01 Apr 2022
The Concourse,
Level 1
10am to 7pm
Free Admission
This is the final installation of the three-part series staged by the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame (SWHF) in collaboration with the National Museum of Singapore. This third exhibition will look at some key issues and trends affecting women in Singapore today and pose questions about what the situation might be like in 2050.

The first exhibition, in 2018, explored the lives of women in pre-independence Singapore. The second exhibition, held in the last quarter of 2019, covered the period since Independence. This final exhibition will look at what lies ahead.
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What people have to say about their ideal Singapore of 2050 will be a highlight of this final The Lives of Women exhibition. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to post their wish for women and for Singapore on the ‘Our Singapore in 2050’ message board.

Children and young people visiting the exhibition can take in the ‘Find your Life Path quiz’ and learn about some key choices they may make about their path in life. At the end of the quiz, they will learn which Hall of Fame honouree made similar choices.

For more information on this exhibition series, visit

About Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame:
The Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame was launched in 2014 by the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) to celebrate the achievements of women in Singapore, and to document and share the stories of these remarkable women. The aim is to inspire people, especially young Singaporeans, to aim high, to dare to dream, and to chart their own path in life.

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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.

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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!

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