001_World Press Photo of the Year_Yasuyoshi Chiba_Agence France-Presse
001_World Press Photo of the Year_Yasuyoshi Chiba_Agence France-Presse

Through the Lens: Photo Exhibitions by the Singapore Press Holdings and the World Press Photo

16 Jan 2021 - 07 Feb 2021
Concourse,
Level 1 and Canyon Basement
Daily from 10am – 7pm
Last admission at 6.30pm
Free Admission
Visit the World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 on its world-wide tour showcasing the stories that matter with photography from the 63rd annual World Press Photo Contest. The winners were chosen by an independent jury that reviewed more than 73,996 photographs entered by 4,283 photographers from 125 countries.
WPP

The World Press Photo exhibition celebrates the most powerful, provocative and poignant images from around the world. To complement that, The Straits Times Photo exhibition tells the story of a pandemic year in Singapore through images of key moments in our ongoing fight against Covid-19.

Photo:
World Press Photo of the Year
Title: Straight Voice
© Yasuyoshi Chiba, Japan, Agence France-Presse
Caption: A young man, illuminated by mobile phones, recites protest poetry while demonstrators chant slogans calling for civilian rule, during a blackout in Khartoum, Sudan, on 19 June 2019.

Screenshot 20210118 at 124357 PM

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!

You may also like

CCS_Thumbnail-500px
Exhibition 10 JUN 2022 - 30 OCT 2022

OFF / ON: Everyday Technology that Changed our Lives, 1970s – 2000s

OFF / ON. Step into this immersive showcase and explore how everyday technological tools changed and shaped the lives of Singaporeans from the 1970s to 2000s.

Exhibition Gallery, Basement Level, 10am - 7pm. The gallery will be closed earlier on Fridays, Saturdays, and other selected days in preparation for the Escape Room Game, with last admission at 5.30pm. View the full list of affected dates for the Aug/Sept Escape Room Game slots below. The museum may bring forward the last admission timing earlier than as stipulated, in consideration of the crowd situation during peak periods especially Saturday afternoons.
Free admission for Singaporeans and PRs. For full admission details, please view the Visit page for details.
Website banner (1)
Programme 26 DEC 2021 - 31 DEC 2022

“Dear Senior,”: A Digital Inter-generational Pen Pal Corner

Discover some questions posed by children to their senior pen pals and find out what life was like for our seniors when they were young!

Digital
Guided Tours Thumbnail
Programme 01 APR 2020 - 31 DEC 2022

Senior Programmes at the National 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.

Various Venues, Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
Student programming
Programme 12 DEC 2018 - 31 DEC 2022

School Programmes

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!

Various Venues, Various Timings
Free Admission