03 Apr 2021 - 03 Oct 2021
Various Venues
Various Timings
Varies with 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. The National Museum of Singapore presents Home, Truly: Growing Up With Singapore, 1950s to the Present in collaboration with The Straits Times, as part of the newspaper’s 175th anniversary.
Our visitors Mr Toh Ah Hock and Mdm Wee Pek Ling using the smart cane at the Home, Truly exhibition.

Programmes for Visitors with Special Needs

The Museum also offers a range of Home, Truly programmes that are suitable for our visitors with special needs and visual impairment.

Smart Cane Experience
Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings

Try our pilot “Smart Cane” to experience a customised descriptive audio tour of our Home, Truly exhibition. These white canes are attached to a wheel or a regular ball tip, and are paired with a web application that also provides navigational instructions.

Transport to and from the museum will be provided for visually-impaired participants (and their care partners) who sign up for the Smart Cane experience. The Museum’s volunteers will also be present to support participants who have made a booking.

This experience is jointly developed with Nanyang Polytechnic and Guide Dogs Singapore, and supported by Temasek Foundation Cares.

The Smart Cane experience is only for visitors with visual impairments and their care partners. Interested visitors may make a booking via this link: Alternatively, visitors can email the National Museum at

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What Makes Singapore Home? – A Home, Truly experience for the special needs community
[This event is cancelled]
2 & 3 Oct | 10.30am – 12pm & 2.30 – 4pm

Join us on this tour experience designed by Superhero Me where you'll learn about our people, housing, food, and environment through sensory activities. At the end of the journey, you will get to create a poster to pledge for a better future!

Things to Know:

  • 2 tour guides to 20 pax (4 families per session)
  • A resource pack including a social story and visual schedule will be sent to registered participants
  • Contact for enquiries

Recommended for families with children with special needs aged 7 and up.

What Makes Singapore Home? is an accessible programme for individuals with special needs to enjoy the Home, Truly exhibition through a mindfully created experience. This programme is organised by Superhero Me and the National Museum of Singapore, and is enabled by Temasek Foundation.

Actors Hadi and Shan Shan sitting and interacting by the exhibit "A Singing Singapore".

Yours, Truly Performance
3 Oct | 9 – 9.45am
$15 per pax

What is home to you?

Join us for a special guided promenade performance of the Home, Truly special exhibition. Follow Shan Shan and Hadi as they relive fond memories of how Singapore has become a home for each and every one of us, and as they discover what it means to be home, truly.

Registration required. To register, visit

Coffee Appreciation LSOH

More Programmes

A Lighter Side of History: Coffee Beans for the Soul – Coffee Appreciation and Painting Workshop
*Postponed till further notice. Stay tuned to our social channels for updates. 

What is the difference between specialty coffee and your daily cup of kopi-o-siew-dai? Have you ever wondered what is the difference between Robusta and Arabica beans? Join us for a fun afternoon to hear, smell and lim kopi (drink coffee) with your family and friends, as the founder of Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee unravels the history of coffee in Singapore!

With the aroma of coffee still wafting in the air, relax and express your creativity by doing coffee painting facilitated by Khoo Shu Hui, a coffee artist.

This programme is suitable for all participants from ages 13 and above. Price includes the coffee appreciation workshop, sampling of small cups of coffee, 2 boxes of Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee drip bags and your very own coffee painting. Stay tuned to our social channels for the registration link.

This programme is held in conjunction with the exhibition Home, Truly: Growing Up with Singapore, 1950s to the Present.

Biography of Facilitators

Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee
Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee was established in 2014 in Queenstown with the aim of bringing better coffee to all. They currently carry more than 15 coffees from different origins (countries/farms) to meet the wide preferences of their customers. They also hold occasional workshops and classes to share their knowledge about coffee beans and machines with the public.

Khoo Shu Hui
Khoo Shu Hui is an art educator who enjoys sharing her passion for art by teaching in primary and secondary schools. She has also run art workshops at Singapore General Hospital, People’s Association and National Library Board. Her work was exhibited at the Youth Sparkle art exhibition held at Singapore Chambers of Commerce.

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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