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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.
Drawing inspiration from the practice of belayar (voyage) in the Malay Archipelago during the 19th century, A Voyage of Love and Longing invites visitors to re-trace the complex emotions at its different points, from departure to return, through the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings.
Travel through time and through scenes of Singapore, both past and present, featuring Yew Chong’s life-sized murals.
Love, Kebaya is a travelling exhibition that takes you on a journey to discover the iconic kebaya, its significance to our region’s shared cultural identity and living heritage, and the multination nomination of kebaya by Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand for inscription onto the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity.
Come and experience Japan's beloved Manga Doraemon, through the works of globally renowned contemporary Japanese artists such as Takashi Murakami, Mika Ninagawa and Yoshitomo Nara.
In visualising and creating various everyday and specialty dishes across generations, Singapore has proudly carved its own identity and passion centring around the subject of food.
Come explore Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday that remembers and honours loved ones who have departed. This year, the exhibition is inspired by the migration patterns of the majestic Monarch butterflies.
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.
Celebrate the best in visual and interactive journalism through the most powerful, provocative and poignant images from around the world and Singapore’s journey towards recovery as the pandemic recedes at the Through the Lens Photo Exhibitions organised by The Straits Times.
Come explore more about Our SG Heritage Plan 2.0 (HP2), Singapore’s second heritage masterplan that celebrates Singapore’s rich history and continues to tell the Singapore Story. Share your ideas and thoughts at the booth and on the interactive site now.
Come explore the unique possibilities that emerged when four pairs of craft practitioners and designers reimagine traditional crafts into innovative and modern products that embody Singapore’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.
Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942 is a commemorative exhibition to mark the 80th anniversary of the British Surrender to the Imperial Japanese Army in Singapore on 15 February 1942.
Immerse yourself in three multimedia artworks created as an artistic response to climate change and sustainability, inspired by the museum's collection to create fresh connections between environmental issues that concern our present and allow us to imagine what our future might look like.
The Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) 2022 Art Exhibition theme ‘Artist and Sustainability’ invites students to consider how individual efforts and collective actions can positively impact the world we live in and benefit future generations. The exhibition presents more than 500 artworks by students from over 120 Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges, and Millennia Institute via the online gallery on the SYF website and selected artworks on-site at the National Museum of Singapore.
Explore Singapore’s Ubiquitous Hawker Culture through the works of our designers from Raffles Design Institute, inspired by our food, our multiculturalism, our architecture, our social innovations, the way we eat, the way we socialise, the wares we use, our way of life.
Explore the stories of people struggling against plastic pollution, overfishing and exploitation, whether mining, industrial or touristic, uncovered by ten journalists who share a commitment to documenting the changes taking place in the world.
This exhibition by Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame (SWHF) 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.
Take a self-guided walk-through at this showcase featureing 10 arts x tech prototypes across the disciplines such as music, dance, literary arts, artificial intelligence and immersive technologies.
The Straits Times' exhibition explores the impact of global climate change on Singapore and showcases how even a small country can do its part to tackle the challenges of the crisis.
Relive fond memories and learn interesting fun facts about amusement parks in Singapore. Enjoy some of the classic amusement park games and rides, provided by local carnival veteran Uncle Ringo, at the National Museum’s re-created amusement park!
Engage in reflections and conversations to break down societal stigmas and offer opportunities to understand mental health through the lens of contemporary art and a compilation of stories in an e-book presenting the lived experiences of the youths of today.
To mark 50 years of preservation in Singapore, the Preservation of Sites and Monuments division of the National Heritage Board presents an exhibition which highlights milestones in Singapore’s preservation journey and showcases all 73 National Monuments through various artworks and exhibits. Learn about the history and significance behind these treasured buildings
In 2021, Mexico celebrates the 700th anniversary of the foundation of Mexico City, the 500th anniversary of the fall of Tenochtitlán and the 200 years of the consummation of Mexico’s independence. This year’s exhibition is dedicated to the great Aztec empire, highlighting how they celebrated the Day of the Dead which comprises of a feast from their harvest of beans, chickpeas, corn, and pumpkin.
Made possible by people from all walks of life in Singapore, this exhibition tells the story of how people are coming together to respond and live through this local and global crisis, through photographs, short film and donated artefacts on view.
The National Museum of Singapore presents Home, Truly: Growing Up With Singapore, 1950s to the Present in collaboration with The Straits Times, as part of the newspaper’s 175th anniversary.
This exhibition showcases the talents of the beneficiaries from the Social Service Agencies (SSAs) and Self-Help Groups (SHGs) through the art forms like ceramic, performing arts, drawing, photography, batik and clay to express themselves, with the help of the community artists over digital platforms.
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.
#NEVERBEFORESG addresses the impact of COVID-19 in Singapore and serves as a visual documentation seen through the eyes of 87 creatives.
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.
The exhibition traces Clemenceau’s stop in Singapore – the anticipation of his arrival, the ceremony accorded to him, the people he met and the places he visited.
First presented in 2019 in Venice, Italy, Music For Everyone: Variations on a Theme is the solo exhibition of artist Song-Ming Ang.
Explore the festive mood of the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), honouring family and friends who have departed, and celebrating the connection between life and death.
Singapore is one of the safest countries in the world. However, our relative peace and calm should not be taken for granted. We invite you to join us in our travel back in time to 200 years ago, when the Police was only a 12-man team, and how we have evolved against dynamic threats to keep Singapore safe and secure.
This exhibition tells lesser-known stories of Singapore's history 200 years before the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles, as part of the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration.
The Hollandse School celebrates their Centennial Anniversary in Singapore with an exhibition titled, Capturing A Century. Singaporean artist duo OH! and Dutch artist Frances Alleblas will create an immersive and interactive installation that features old and new images of the Hollandse School in Singapore projected onto a life-sized digital kaleidoscope.
This exhibition is the second of the three-part series about the lives of women in Singapore.
Experience old world wisdom through the digital lens of today, as early Chinese and Pacific Island cosmology inspires New Zealand arts laureate Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts to present Astrolabe – whakaterenga (meaning “to launch, float” in Maori).
Located at Gardens by the Bay East, the Founders’ Memorial is envisioned to be an integrated building and garden space, with exhibition galleries and art installations.
Life Underground invites visitors on a journey through the subways of the world and into the personal stories of their passengers.
Experience the Labour Movement’s story, intertwined with Singapore’s history, as it makes its way into the future. From the struggles during the pre and post-independence days of Singapore to the triumphant moments of our common history, witness how the Labour Movement evolved into the modern movement it has become today.
A month-long visual festival celebrating the best in news photography, organised by The Straits Times
Dynamic Beauty in Science offers an appreciation of how cells move, divide and interact with one another. The video sequences presented were created through microscopy techniques such as live-cell imaging and 3D imaging which enable scientists to gain a deeper understanding of the complex organisation and dynamic processes within cells and tissues.