The front block of the museum building dates back to 1887. It features an elegant neo-Palladian design, a European style of architecture characterised by a highly symmetrical façade and the use of pediments above windows.
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.
Recess Time Memories: A Lunchbox-Making Workshop [Sold Out]
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:
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.
OFF / ON. Step into this immersive showcase and explore how everyday technological tools changed and shaped the lives of Singaporeans from the 1970s to 2000s.
Immerse yourself in three multimedia artworks created as an artistic response to climate change and sustainability, inspired by the museum's collection to create fresh connections between environmental issues that concern our present and allow us to imagine what our future might look like.
Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942 is a commemorative exhibition to mark the 80th anniversary of the British Surrender to the Imperial Japanese Army in Singapore on 15 February 1942.
Discover some questions posed by children to their senior pen pals and find out what life was like for our seniors when they were young!