Past Programmes
Past Programmes

Past Programmes

PTP Programmes
Programme24 MAY 2021 - 17 OCT 2021

Picturing The Pandemic Programmes

Join us for a series of the Picturing The Pandemic programmes, in complementary to your visit around the exhibition.

Various Venues, Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
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Programme03 APR 2021 - 03 OCT 2021

Home, Truly Programmes

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.

Various Venues, Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
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Programme16 JUL 2021 - 31 AUG 2021

National Day Celebrations with the National Museum

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.

Various Venues, Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
June FF 21
Programme29 MAY 2021 - 23 JUL 2021

July Family Fun!

Enjoy these activities in July with your families!

Various Venues, Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
May Prog
Programme08 MAY 2021 - 22 MAY 2021

An A-May-zing Month at the Museum!

Join us for a series of workshops, talks and tours in celebration of Singapore Heritage Festival, International Museum Day, and Hari Raya in May!

Various Venues, Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
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Programme13 MAR 2021 - 21 MAR 2021

Family Fun March Holidays at the National Museum

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!

Various Timings
Varies with Programme
IWD2021
Programme06 MAR 2021 - 07 MAR 2021

Celebrating Women

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.

Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
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Programme13 FEB 2021

Lunar New Year Celebrations

Experience our intangible cultural heritage and celebrate new beginnings at the museum this festive year of the Ox!

Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
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Programme21 NOV 2020 - 27 DEC 2020

Children’s Season at the National Museum 2020: Get Curious – Change Is OK!

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.

Various Venues, Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
Doraemon 2020
Programme31 OCT 2020 - 27 DEC 2020

Doraemon’s Time-Travelling Adventures in Singapore

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.

Various Venues, 10am – 7pm; Last admission is at 6.30pm
Free Admission (General admission tickets are required for entry into the exhibition galleries)
Christmas 2020
Programme12 DEC 2020 - 18 DEC 2020

Christmas Celebrations 2020

Enjoy the experience and stories of giving with our workshops and performances, as we celebrate this festive season together!

Various Venues, Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
Deepavali 2020
Programme07 NOV 2020 - 09 NOV 2020

Celebrate Deepavali with Spice & Everything Nice!

In our first digital Deepavali experience, we celebrate with spice and everything nice! Enjoy free admission to all galleries on 7 November.

10.30am onwards
Free admission to all galleries on 7 November
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Programme17 OCT 2020 - 18 OCT 2020

We turn 133!

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).

11am - 6pm
Free
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Programme20 JUL 2020 - 13 AUG 2020

National Day Celebrations with the National Museum

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.

National Museum of Singapore, Various Timings
Free Admission
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Programme01 AUG 2020 - 09 AUG 2020

Zoom into History

If artefacts could speak, what would they say? And if you could talk to them, what would you ask?

Online, 3pm & 3.30pm
Free
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Programme20 JUN 2020 - 27 JUN 2020

Celebrating Singapore Heritage Festival with the National Museum

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.

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Programme18 MAY 2020 - 07 JUN 2020

Celebrate International Museum Day with the National Museum!

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”!

Inside the Japanese Administration of Wartime Singapore
Programme09 APR 2020

HistoriaSG: Inside the Japanese Administration of Wartime Singapore [CANCELLED]

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.

Gallery Theatre, Basement Level, 7.30pm – 8.30pm
$5 per participant
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Programme21 SEP 2019 - 29 MAR 2020

An Old New World Programmes

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.

11am - 6pm
Free
Shakespeare & Singapore
Programme05 MAR 2020

HistoriaSG: Shakespeare & Singapore, 1900−1975

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.

The Salon, Level 1, 7.30pm – 8.30pm
$5 per participant [FULLY SUBSCRIBED]
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Programme27 JAN 2020

A Lighter Side of History: Symbols and Practices of a Uniquely Singaporean Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year is observed around the world, but what are some practices that are unique to Singapore? Hear from Frank Fu – the author and illustrator of Let’s Celebrate (大家来过节), a series of light-hearted books about festivals in Singapore – as he shares his thoughts on practices unique to Singapore such as lo hei (the practice of tossing raw fish salad).

The Salon, Level 1, 2pm – 3.30pm
$10 per participant
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Programme21 DEC 2019

Christmas Celebrations at the National Museum

'Tis the season to be jolly!
It's beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas! Enjoy a cosy day out at the National Museum with your family and friends, with carolling, talks, workshops, storytelling sessions and more!

Various Venues, 10am–5pm
Free Admission
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Programme25 NOV 2019 - 01 DEC 2019

30th Singapore International Film Festival at the National Museum


The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) celebrates its 30th anniversary with a dynamic line-up of films and programmes this year.

Gallery Theatre, Basement Level and The Salon, Level 1, Various Timings
Ticketing charges apply
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Programme23 NOV 2019

Grandparents' Day 2019

Join us for a full day of family programmes as we celebrate Grandparents' Day! With performances, film screenings, character tours, inter-generational workshops and more, there are many exciting ways for children and grandparents alike to discover Singapore's rich history together.

Various Venues, 10am – 5pm
Free Admission
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Programme11 JUL 2019 - 02 NOV 2019

GosTan Back - A Time-travelling Adventure on Wheels by MySuperFuture Theatrical Productions

GosTan Back is a story about a young boy who gets the chance to save the future by going back in time. Young audiences will experience our local history and artefacts in this interactive theatrical journey through the National Museum’s Singapore History Gallery, which features storytelling and a whole lot of hands-on fun!

Various Venues, Various timings
$10 per ticket for each pair of parent and child.
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Programme26 OCT 2019

NMS: Nightfall - An Interactive Experience for Youth

Join us at the National Museum’s first ever after-hours youth event, organised by our inaugural Youth Panel! Enjoy a night at the museum as you embark on a thrilling journey through our latest exhibition, An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s–1819, collecting clues and completing tasks to win prizes. Or chill out at our marketplace with light bites, good music, and some late-night shopping!

Various Venues, 7.30pm – Midnight
Free Admission
Deepavali Celebrations
Programme19 OCT 2019

Deepavali 2019

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with us at the National Museum of Singapore!

Various Venues, 11am – 5pm
Free Admission
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Programme12 OCT 2019 - 13 OCT 2019

National Museum’s 132nd Anniversary Celebrations

Head over to the National Museum on 12 & 13 October and celebrate our 132nd birthday with us from 11am to 6pm.
Be transported back to the sights, sounds and smells of an old port city!

Various Venues, 11am - 6pm
Free Admission
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Programme06 APR 2019 - 15 SEP 2019

Packaging Matters Programmes

Join us for an exciting line-up of programmes!

Various Venues, Various Times
Free Admission
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Programme17 AUG 2019

HistoriaSG: Will Pragmatism Undermine Singapore’s National Identity?

Will Pragmatism Undermine Singapore’s National Identity?

The Salon, Level 1, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
$5 per ticket includes light refreshments.
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Programme09 AUG 2019 - 10 AUG 2019

National Day Open House

Celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday with us at the National Museum of Singapore over the long weekend! Come dressed in your best red-and-white outfit and join us for two days of fun activities featuring Singapore’s icons, exciting performances and art installations, plus a live screening of the National Day Parade at the NMS front lawn on the 9th!

Various Venues, 10am - 9pm (9 Aug) & 10am - 7pm (10 Aug)
Free Admission
Singapore Noodles
Programme03 AUG 2019

Singapore Noodles: “A Cross-Cultural Mutated Freak of Nature”?

This special edition of Singapore and the World explores one of the most ubiquitous dishes served across the world today. The Singapore Noodles!

The Salon, Level 1, 2pm – 3pm
$5 per ticket includes light refreshments.
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Programme19 JAN 2018 - 31 JUL 2019

Singapore Rhapsodies at National Museum

Singapore Rhapsodies at National Museum is a bi-weekly music series that invites aspiring young musicians, students and music interest groups to showcase original self-compositions or popular Singapore songs on a unique Red Steinway concert grand piano.

The Platform, Level 2, Various Timings
Free admission
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Programme27 JUL 2019 - 28 JUL 2019

HistoriaSG

Learn more about the process of creating the 50-volume Singapore Chronicles series or about the Armenians in Singapore in our July edition of HistoriaSG.

The Salon, Level 1, 2.30pm - 4.30pm
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Programme01 JUN 2019 - 30 JUN 2019

Children's Special 2019

This June, Children's Special celebrates the launch of our special publication for families, Get Curious! – The Official Interactive Family Guide to the National Museum of Singapore. Discover four magical story worlds at our basement level, and join fun programmes to satiate your curiosity about people, plants and animals, treasured items, and food!

Various Venues, 10am - 6.30pm
Free Admission
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Programme22 JUN 2019

Hari Raya Celebrations at the National Museum

Come visit us for a festive day out at our Hari Raya Open House on 22 June!

Various Spaces, 11am - 5pm
Free Admission
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Programme08 JUN 2019

Lighter Side of History - It Takes All Types: A Special Talk by Singapore Red Cross [CANCELLED]

Commemorate World Blood Donor Day in June by attending an interactive programme conducted by Singapore Red Cross (SRC), and find out how you can make a difference!

Gallery 10, 2pm
Free Admission
IMD
Programme18 MAY 2019

International Museum Day 2019

Join us as we celebrate International Museum Day (IMD) and find out more about the past and future of museums, in line with this year's IMD theme - Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Traditions. Attend a HistoriaSG talk to learn about the development of early natural history in Singapore through the story of the Malayan Tapir!

Various Venues, 11am - 5pm
Free Admission
Family Fun
Programme06 APR 2019 - 07 APR 2019

Packaging Matters Opening Weekend Special!

Join us for a fun-filled weekend of activities to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, as part of the Singapore Heritage Festival!

Various Venues, 11am - 6pm
Free Admission
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Programme12 MAR 2019 - 31 MAR 2019

Polaroid Closing Month Special

Catch our special exhibition, In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology before it ends 31 March! Complement your visit with a host of exciting programmes. Click to find out more!

Exhibition Gallery 2, Basement Level, 10am - 7pm
Free Admission at various timings
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Programme17 NOV 2018 - 31 MAR 2019

In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology - Programmes

Join us at the National Museum this November for a line-up of exciting programmes! Complement your visit to our new exhibition, In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology with a cyanotype workshop and an exclusive curator’s tour.

Various Venues - See Programme details for more information, Various Timings
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Programme22 FEB 2019

HistoriaSG - February 2019

Learn more about the dark history of comfort women during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore in our February edition of HistoriaSG.

The Salon, Level 1, 7.30pm - 8.30pm
$5 per pax