Treasures of the World from The British Museum

05 Dec 2015 - 03 Jul 2016
Exhibition Galleries,
10am – 7pm
Admission charges apply

Explore the finest artefacts the world has to offer at this highly-anticipated exhibition from the British Museum in London! Come face to face with the “unlucky mummy” falsely rumoured to have sunk the Titanic, marvel at gold jewellery from ancient Mesopotamian graves and be fascinated by the magical transformation mask from the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America.

Featuring stunning relics from ancient civilisations and treasures spanning Africa, Oceania and the Middle East, as well as Europe, Asia and the Americas, this extensive collection encompasses over two million years of abundant culture and history. Closer to home, the exhibition also includes items from the personal collection of Sir Stamford Raffles, such as a Javanese mask and a kris and scabbard dating back to the early 19th century. Discover these Treasures of the World and more at the National Museum from December 2015 to July 2016!

Young Explorers' Zones

Visit the Young Explorers’ Zones in the gallery with your little ones. Learn about fantastical creatures from the ancient world! Be awed by the glittering gemstones! Or indulge in a good read about world cultures! Be sure to pick up takeaway Young Explorer activity sheets and cards from the learning stations and embark on a self-explorative journey to discover more treasures from different cultures around the world though animals, adornments and materials. Continue the family fun time at home with the extended activities suggested.

Recommended for children aged 4 – 12, the Young Explorers' Zones can be found in the Asia section and between Americas and Africa sections.

Education Resources

Education resources recommended for children aged 7 and above are also available for download. 

School Visits

Self-guided Tour 
Teachers may guide their students on an independent tour of the exhibition using the Discovery Sheets and Complementary Teacher Notes. Prior booking is required for all school visits with more than 20 participants. To make a group booking, please email

Guided Tour
Guided tours can also be requested. Each session is about an hour long and is limited to 80 participants. For more information or to request for a guided tour, please email Please note that guided tours are subject to the availability of docents.

School Holiday Activities (29 May – 26 Jun, 10am – 7pm daily)

  • Family-themed Tours by Friends of the Museums,
    Various Dates, FIND OUT MORE
  • Chasing Fantastical Creatures Family Trail,
  • Treasures of the World Discovery Sheets,
  • Family Coloring Activity Stations,

Admission Charges

  Citizens & Permanent
Residents (Discounted)
Non-Citizens & Non-Permanent
Adults $14 $20
Students1 Free $16
Seniors1  Free
NSFs1 Free
Teachers1 Free
Children 6 years and below**  Free
Return Visits2 $10 $16
HSBC Cardholders3  $10 (50% off Standard Ticket)
NTUC Cardholders1 Free 

* From 1 June 2016, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) will enjoy concession admission to the museum. PWDs who are citizens or permanent residents continue to receive free admission to the museum’s permanent and special exhibitions. Foreign PWDs will enjoy admission to both permanent and special exhibitions at the concession admission rates. The first caregiver of PWD visitors will enjoy free admission to both permanent and special exhibitions, regardless of their nationality.

** From now till 3 July 2016, in conjunction with Children's season, children 12 years and below will enjoy free admission to the Treasures of the World from the British Museum exhibition.


SPECIALS for Non-Citizens and Non-Permanent Residents

 Lee Hwa Members4 $16
InterContinental Singapore Guests5
SIA Boarding Pass Holders6


PACKAGE DEALS for Non-Citizens and Non-Permanent Residents

Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Concessions, 1 Adults & 3 Concessions or 4 Concessions) $52
All Access Pass - Adult (includes admission to Permanent Galleries and the exhibition)
All Access Pass - Concessions (Includes admission to permanent galleries)
Group bookings (Min. 20 persons)  $16 per person


Enjoy Dining Specials at CHIJMES with ticket purchases. Find out more here.

Guided Tours

Meeting point: Entrance of exhibition gallery, basement.


Mon – Fri

11:30am & 2:30pm

Sat & Sun

11:30am, 2.30pm, 2:45pm & 3:30pm

Mandarin 华语导览

Sat & Sun


11am & 3pm

Japanese 日本語ガイド

Mon – Sat


1pm (12月14日(月)から始まります。)


Japanese Guided Tours for Children
大英博物館 世界の至宝展 子どもツアー

11 Apr from 1pm 4月11日


5 May from 1pm 5月 5日

午後1時より (12時55分集合)

  • Please purchase an exhibition ticket before joining the tour.

Please purchase an exhibition ticket before joining the tour.

Each session is about an hour long and is limited to 15 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis.

There will be no guided tour on Public Holidays (25 Dec and 1 Jan 2016 , 8 & 9 Feb 2016, 25 Mar 2016, 1 May 2016 and 21 May 2016).

Treasures of the World from the British Museum Family-themed Tours by Friends of the Museums

Spend an exciting morning with your children among ancient artefacts from the British Museum! Join our storytellers as they embark on a fascinating journey around the world and across a range of historical periods. The intriguing and colourful tales from the Treasures of the World from the British Museum exhibition will captivate children and parents alike – be warned, some of these ancient tales are not for the faint-hearted!

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1 A valid pass or card must be presented.
Return Visit tickets are only available at the Museum’s Visitor Services counter and with proof of a paid ticket to the exhibition or its related programmes. No refunds are available for adult exhibition tickets already paid for.
A valid HSBC credit card or debit card must be used for payment. Applicable to globally-issued HSBC credit cards and Singapore-issued HSBC debit cards only.
4 Lee Hwa members must produce a valid letter from Lee Hwa at the Museum’s Visitor Services counter. Not available on SISTIC.
A valid InterContinental Singapore hotel key card must be presented at the Museum’s Visitor Services counter. Not available on SISTIC.
A valid boarding pass within 7 days of travel or valid Kris flyer membership card must be presented at the Museum’s Visitor Services counter. Not available on SISTIC.

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!