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National Museum’s 135th Anniversary Retro Party

08 Oct 2022 - 09 Oct 2022
Basement Level
11am – 6pm
Free Admission; Kindly note that Craft Workshops are ticketed.
It's our birthday and you are invited! Come dressed in a 1970s–1990s retro-inspired outfit and visit the museum for a fun-filled day of exciting activities.
Embark on a ‘tech’ quest through our OFF / ON: Everyday Technology that Changed our Lives, 1970s – 2000s showcase and redeem a complimentary goodie, or join one of our craft workshops to make nostalgic crafts such as friendship bands. Don't forget to treat yourself with some retail therapy at 13 specially curated pop-up retail booths!

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Free Old School Snacks Redemptions


As part of our 135th anniversary celebrations, visitors can redeem complimentary delicious retro snacks at the following timings:

  • 1pm: A slice of your old-school flavoured cake
  • 3pm: Craze Hottis
  • 5pm: Kacang Putih

  • Redemption is on a first-come, first-served basis, while stocks last. Limited snacks are available per day.
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    Off / On: Everyday Technology that Changed our Lives, 1970s – 2000s Showcase Quest


    Redeem a quest card at our event booth and visit the showcase to find the answers! Visitors will receive a small tech-inspired gift when they successfully return the completed quest card at the following timeslots:

  • 11am -1pm: Personalised typewritten poem from The Novel Encounter

  • 1pm - 3:30pm: Customised pop socket

  • 3:30pm - 6pm: Old-school water ring handheld game

  • Redemption is on a first-come, first-served basis, while stocks last. Limited quantities are available per day.
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    Craft Workshops from 11am – 6pm

    Join our exclusive craft workshops to make your very own scrapbook or friendship band! Kindly approach our friendly staff at the event booth to register your slot, subject to availability.
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    Retro Bazaar

    Browse handmade crafts and more by our local brands and bring home a treat or two for yourself and your loved ones.

    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!

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