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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.
Get inspired by children’s show-and-tell of their favourite artefacts, have fun with sensory play activities, or go on a tour of the museum building. There is so March to see and do at the National Museum!
This February, commemorate the anniversary of the Fall of Singapore with our special programmes and free shuttle service. Dive deeper into World War Two in Singapore through an interactive storytelling and sharing session.
“Hop” into the Lunar New Year with our special series of programmes, from craft workshops to performances at the museum.
Explore elements of Japanese art and culture while having fun with your family and friends!Join us for a series of specially curated programmes organised in conjunction with The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022 at the National Museum of Singapore.
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!
This Christmas, we invite you to celebrate the festive season with our special series of programmes, from a hands-on workshop, performance and storytelling!
Come explore Deepavali through a sensory experience of music and folktales when you join our special programmes of workshops, performance and more.
Celebrate our 135th birthday in your '70s to '90s retro-inspired outfit and visit the museum for a fun-filled day of exciting activities! From craft workshops to free old-school snacks giveaway, there is something for everyone.
This year, the Singapore Night Festival returns after a two year hiatus to transform Bras Basah. Bugis precinct into an eclectic and unexpected experience from 19 to 27 August 2022.
Come dressed in your best red-and-white outfit and celebrate Singapore’s 57th birthday at the National Museum of Singapore with your family and friends! Admission to all galleries is free for all on 9 Aug.
Join us for a one-day conference organised in conjunction with the ongoing special exhibition Dislocations to explore the role of public history in shaping narratives of the Fall of Singapore.
Get ready for fun-filled school holidays when you learn more about Singapore's early settlers and their values through our interactive installations and fun-filled range of programmes!
Explore stories of travel and natural heritage this Singapore Heritage Festival with the museum through workshops, tours and more!
Dive deeper into the memories and stories of the people who have been through the Fall of Singapore through a series of specially curated programmes for Dislocations: Memory & Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942.
Celebrate Hari Raya at the National Museum and reconnect with friends and family by ushering in the festive celebration with carefully crafted programmes and activities just for you.
Plan a fun-filled March holidays itinerary with our range of onsite and online programmes this school break! From creative workshops to storytelling sessions, there is something for everyone.
Usher in the year of the Tiger with us! Learn about the history and symbolism of Lunar New Year with our hands-on workshops, music performances and exclusive sharing sessions.
Get ready for fun-filled school holidays at the National Museum! Get Curious! invites families to 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!
Inspired by our Children’s Season theme this year, we are celebrating Christmas with Stories of You & Me! Get ready for an exciting line-up of programmes for everyone.
The 32nd edition presents a diverse, inclusive range of over 100 films by filmmakers from all over the world. These carefully selected films speak of memories, emotions, inspired conversations and discussions – that together celebrate the continuity of film and storytelling in the cinematic community.
Ignite all five of your senses and immerse yourselves in the festive mood of Deepavali! Have fun creating laddu, a traditional sweet enjoyed during Deepavali and TASTE your creation when you get home!
Kickstart the National Museum's 134th Anniversary celebrations with online activities and tours!
Join us for a series of the Picturing The Pandemic programmes, in complementary to your visit around the exhibition.
Join us for a series of Home, Truly programmes to relieve nostalgic moments and experiences in Singapore’s past and present that express our identity and collective memory as a people.
Join us this August to make your celebration of Singapore’s 56th birthday a special one! The National Museum will be presenting a variety of programmes that you can look forward to at the museum, or from the comforts of your home.
Enjoy these activities in July with your families!
Join us for a series of workshops, talks and tours in celebration of Singapore Heritage Festival, International Museum Day, and Hari Raya in May!
Come explore the museum with our new adventure routes, exciting themed on-site programmes each day, and even a mama shop for the young and young at heart to re-live the excitement of purchasing childhood snacks!
In the Year of Celebrating SG Women, join us as we present stories from the galleries to celebrate women’s multi-faceted contributions and progress throughout Singapore’s history.
Experience our intangible cultural heritage and celebrate new beginnings at the museum this festive year of the Ox!
Children’s Season at the National Museum 2020 explores the topic of change through both self-facilitated onsite activities and a range of online programmes.
Embark on an exciting time-travelling adventure with Doraemon, the lovable robot cat, and the National Museum of Singapore (NMS)! Explore stories of Singapore with us through fascinating artefacts in the museum's galleries and our National Collection.
Enjoy the experience and stories of giving with our workshops and performances, as we celebrate this festive season together!
In our first digital Deepavali experience, we celebrate with spice and everything nice! Enjoy free admission to all galleries on 7 November.
Join our Birthday Hunt and embark on this 1 hunt with 3 clues that lead you to 3 exciting artefacts in our museum (133rd Anniversary).
Join us this August to make your celebration of Singapore’s 55th birthday a special one! There will be a variety of programmes for you to celebrate National Day either from the comforts of your home or at the museum.
If artefacts could speak, what would they say? And if you could talk to them, what would you ask?
In conjunction with this year’s Singapore Heritage Festival (SHF), the National Museum will be presenting a series of programmes celebrating our heritage, traditions as well as inter-generational stories of local businesses. Viewers can look forward to online talks on Singapore’s food heritage, and stand a chance to savour the local dishes featured.
This year, the National Museum of Singapore presents a series of programmes in commemoration of International Museum Day (IMD), designed around the theme “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”!
To the people of Singapore, the Japanese administration that governed the city during World War Two was arbitrary and cruel. Many local residents, as they did their best to endure the occupation, gave up trying to understand the contradictory messages of the administration. Now, almost eight decades later, the many Japanese documents that survived the occupation allow us a glimpse into the inner workings of the wartime administration.
There's something for everyone in this exciting line-up of programmes! Celebrate important occasions with us, hear from our curators and speakers about interesting topics related to the exhibition, An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s-1819 and participate in programmes specially designed for youth, families and children.
This talk by Research Fellow Dr Emily Soon explores the Shakespearean threads within Singapore’s multicultural history, tracing how people in Singapore engaged with Shakespeare as the island transitioned from being a British colony to an independent Southeast Asian state.