Deepavali 2020

Celebrate Deepavali with Spice & Everything Nice!

07 Nov 2020 - 09 Nov 2020
10.30am onwards
Free admission to all galleries on 7 November
In our first digital Deepavali experience, we celebrate with spice and everything nice!

Enjoy a unique music presentation, hear a lively exchange between an Ayurvedic practitioner and a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner about the use of spices in dishes, listen to stories about the Festival of Lights and watch an artist create a Rangoli live online, all from the comfort of your homes!

Museum visitors can also enjoy free admission to all galleries on 7 November, in celebration of Deepavali.
Rangoli
Let's Make Rangoli
Premiering live on NMS FB | 10.30am

Join Rangoli artist Priya as she creates this colourful piece of art right in the museum, combining traditional colourful powder with spices that are featured in the museum’s William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings.
Classic Tunes 2020

... & EVERYTHING NICE

Classic Tunes with the Festival of Lights
Premiering live on the NMS Facebook page |  2.30pm, 7 Nov

Watch this special performance by Govin and Krsna Tan, two brothers who grew up in a Hindu household and celebrate Deepavali. Featuring classical instruments unique to the Indian culture, the duo will be performing a medley of tunes to celebrate the festive occasion.

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!