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03 Apr 2021 - 29 Aug 2021
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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.
Seniors Zoom HT

Home, Truly Senior-friendly Zoom Tours
3 Jul 2021, Saturday | 10:30am to 11:30am
5 Aug 2021, Thursday | 10:30am to 11:30am

What does it take to build a home in Singapore?

Join us on a virtual conversational tour of Home, Truly, which explores the key shared experiences and moments from the 1950s till today that speak to who we are as Singapore and Singaporeans. From receiving immunisation jabs as a child to the campaign mascots everyone grew up with, take a walk down memory lane with us and discover some of the personal stories of those who call Singapore home.

This tour is conducted by the museum’s Care Facilitators and is designed for seniors, including persons with dementia and their care partners. The tour will be conducted in English and over Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Please email nhb_nm_programmes@nhb.gov.sg to register.

Talk at the Tuckshop June
Talk at the Tuckshop – Interracial Friendships and Relationships
26 Jun (Saturday) | Conducted over Zoom | 2pm – 4pm
$5 per pax

Given Singapore’s diversity, how much do we really know about our peers of different races, beyond the primary customs and what we observe on the surface?

Through specially designed virtual activities, we invite you to share with us your experience and hear about the lived experience of people from the other communities, as we explore Singapore as our home.

Register now at https://go.gov.sg/talk-at-the-tuckshop-juneThis programme is suitable for all participants from ages 16 and above and is held in conjunction with the exhibition Home, Truly: Growing Up with Singapore, 1950s to the Present.

Biography of Facilitators
The Common Ground seeks to facilitate the critical partnership between people, public and private sectors. As part of The Thought Collective, it is driven by the goal of supporting a generational shift towards a braver, kinder and stronger Singapore, and building up the city's social and emotional capital. Common Ground does this through the work of developing the capacity of community builders, facilitating cross-sector stakeholder collaborations, and encouraging ground-up social innovation.
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Talk at the Tuckshop – Sustainability
10 Jul (Saturday) | Conducted over Zoom | 2pm – 4pm
$5 per pax

Sustainability often feels like a big word to those of us who are not actively engaged in the scene. But, what exactly does it mean to be sustainable? And how can we engage in a way that makes sense for us?

This talk aims to reacquaint participants with the green sector. In unpacking the topic with a fresh lens by using the Home, Truly special exhibition as a starting point, we hope to bring new perspectives on the topic and bridge the gap between participants’ awareness of environmental issues that could be relevant to them.

Register now at https://go.gov.sg/talk-at-the-tuckshop-july. This programme is suitable for all participants from ages 16 and above and is held in conjunction with the exhibition Home, Truly: Growing Up with Singapore, 1950s to the Present.


Biography of Facilitators
The Common Ground seeks to facilitate the critical partnership between people, public and private sectors. As part of The Thought Collective, it is driven by the goal of supporting a generational shift towards a braver, kinder and stronger Singapore, and building up the city's social and emotional capital. Common Ground does this through the work of developing the capacity of community builders, facilitating cross-sector stakeholder collaborations, and encouraging ground-up social innovation.

Just Dabao is a food sustainability social enterprise that aims to tackle the food waste issue. Through their platform, F&B eateries can sell their perfectly edible surplus food to consumers at a discount. Just Dabao's concept offers a triple-win solution: merchants get to reduce food wastage, customers get to save surplus food at a good price, and the environment benefits! Since they started in late 2020, Just Dabao has benefitted some 200 eateries, home-based businesses and saved about 800kg of food!

Time Workshop
A Time Immemorial Creative Workshop
17 Jul (Sat) | 2.30 – 5.30pm | Gallery Theatre, Basement Level | $30 per person or $50 per pair | Age 10 and up

A fun-filled afternoon of artistic expression beckons! First, experience a tour of the WAS I HERE art installation conducted by artist Francis Ng. Then, explore the concepts of presence, identity and space through taking Polaroid pictures and creating a 3D cast using plaster of Paris. View full details of the installation and workshop here.

Participants are encouraged to bring a small 3D personal object (maximum size of 3cm x 3cm x 3cm) that signifies "home" to you, to create your plaster of Paris cast with.

Visit https://ATICW210717.peatix.com to register. Parents/grandparents may wish to attend this programme along with their child/grandchild and purchase a pair of tickets at a special price.

This programme is presented in conjunction with NMS’ special exhibitions,
 Home, Truly and Picturing the Pandemic at the basement level.
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Recess Time Memories: A Lunchbox-Making Workshop
17 Jul (Sat) | 10.30am – 12pm & 3.30 – 5pm | The Salon, Level 1 | $20 per adult-child pair, each pair will be given one set of ingredients and materials to make your own lunchbox | Age 4 and up

For many of us, recess time is one of our favourite times of the school day! What are some of your fondest memories of recess time? How did you and your parents/ grandparents spend most of your recess times? Were they spent eating food from your favourite canteen stall, engaging in a country eraser battle with your classmates or playing in the field?

Turn your memories of recess time into an irresistible lunchbox! Join Clare of @snackboxdiaries and learn techniques to prepare and assemble your very own recess time memories lunchbox, which you can then bring home to enjoy!

Visit https://RTM210717.peatix.com to register. Each $20 ticket admits one child and one adult (parent or grandparent) only. Please purchase additional tickets (no additional materials provided) for any family members aged 2 years and above:

  • For each additional grandparent: $5/ticket
  • For each additional parent or child: $7/ticket


This programme is presented in conjunction with NMS’ special exhibition, Home, Truly at the basement level.

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Let’s Make Ketupat! – A Weaving Workshop
18 Jul (Sun) | 10.30am – 11.30am | The Salon, Level 1 | $10/pax or $15/pair, includes craft materials and light refreshments to take home | Age 13 and up

Singapore is home to people of many different races, each with their unique celebrations and customs as seen in photographs featured in our Home, Truly special exhibition. While you might be familiar with Hari Raya Puasa, did you know that similar customs are also adopted for Hari Raya Haji, such as the making and enjoying of ketupat?

Join us for this exciting hands-on workshop and learn the basic steps of making your own ketupat!

Visit https://ketupat210718.peatix.com/ to register. Parents/grandparents may wish to attend this programme along with their child/grandchild and purchase a pair of tickets at a special price.

This programme is presented in conjunction with NMS’ special exhibition, 
Home, Truly at the basement level.
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Songkok Haji Agil Storytelling
18 Jul (Sun) | 11.30am – 12.15pm & 3.30 – 4.15pm | Gallery Theatre, Basement Level | $13 per adult-child pair, includes a set of craft materials | Age 5 and up

Join storyteller and bilingual author, Rilla Melati, in this 45-min English storytelling programme based on her latest children’s picture book. Follow the story of Songkok Haji Agil as he commemorates a very special Hari Raya!

Listen attentively to the story and participate in the pop quiz segment where children can stand a chance to win prizes. To complete this interactive experience, each pair of adult and child will work together to make their very own songkok and learn simple Malay phrases at the end of the session.

Visit https://rayastorytelling210718.peatix.com/ to register. Each $13 ticket admits one child and one adult (parent or grandparent) only and includes a set of craft materials. Please purchase additional tickets (no additional materials provided) for any family members aged 2 years and above, at $5/person.

This programme is presented in conjunction with NMS’ special exhibition, 
Home, Truly at the basement level.
Coffee Appreciation LSOH
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!