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Battle For Singapore: 81st Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore

18 Feb 2023 - 19 Feb 2023
Various Venues
Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
This February, commemorate the anniversary of the Fall of Singapore at the National Museum with our special programmes.

Need a ride? Hop on our free shuttle service every Saturday and Sunday. Browse below for more information. 

Don't miss our special activities at Changi Chapel Museum (CCM) and Reflections at Bukit Chandu (RBC) happening till 26 February.

Enjoy free admission at CCM on 11 & 12 February, and RBC on 25 & 26 February. 
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Interactive Storytelling: Timmy & Tammy Talking to Grandpa about the War

18 Feb | 2 sessions: 2pm – 2.45pm and 3.30pm – 4.15pm
Gallery Theatre, Basement Level | $10 per pair of adult & child

In this storytelling session based on the popular children’s book Timmy & Tammy Talking to Grandpa About the War, children will learn about life during the Japanese Occupation in Singapore and have the opportunity to speak to Great-grandma who lived through during that period.

After the session, continue your exploration of the Japanese Occupation in the museum’s Surviving Syonan gallery in your own time with the help of a list of highlights. Suitable for families with children aged 5 to 9. Register at

Each $10 ticket admits one child and one adult (parent or grandparent) only. Please purchase additional tickets if you have more family members coming along.

Collecting Military Memorabilia – Sharing Session with Alvin’s Bunker [NMS Edition]

Sun, 19 Feb | 2pm – 3pm
Seminar Room, Level 2 | $5 per pax

Alvin Lee of Alvin’s Bunker has been a long-time collector of World War One and Two, and early Singapore Armed Forces militaria in Singapore. In this sharing session, find out more about his experiences as a collector, his passion for collecting war memorabilia, and the challenges and opportunities he has encountered over the years. Alvin will also showcase some highlights from his collection that are related to the battles fought between Allied and Japanese forces in Singapore during WWII.

Please note that this is a re-run of the programme conducted at Reflections at Bukit Chandu in Sep 2022, with a renewed focus on World War Two militaria related to the artefacts displayed at the National Museum of Singapore.

Register at


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Free Shuttle Service

Every weekend in February, visitors can hop on a complimentary, one-way shuttle bus service from National Museum of Singapore (NMS) to either Changi Chapel & Museum (CCM) or Reflections of Bukit Chandu (RBC), to learn more about the stories of World War Two in Singapore.

Shuttle service routes will go to NMS, CCM, and RBC. Available every Saturday and Sunday in February 2023.Valid museum admission sticker is required for use of shuttle service. 

Pick-up points:

NMS: Bus Bay, Level 2

RBC: Back Door, Level 1

CCM: Entrance of Chapel

Pre-book your seats now

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!