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.
LKY 100: Life and Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015)
Till 1 January 2024
This year makes the 100th anniversary of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's birth. To commemorate our Founding Prime Minister's life and contributions to Singapore, the National Museum of Singapore and the Founders’ Memorial have launched a digital trail spanning the Semangat yang Baru: Forging a New Singapore Spirit exhibition and the post-war Singapore section of the Singapore History Gallery.
Visitors are invited to embark on a digital trail to find out more about Mr Lee’s legacy, the values he embodied in his life and career, and how his ideas and actions shaped the path of our nation. Upon completing the trail, visitors can redeem a gift from the vending machine at the Singapore History Gallery exit on Level 1. The gift is inspired by Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s iconic red box.
Click here to access the digital trail
LKY100: The Life and Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew (1923–2015) film by Royston Tan
Daily from 21 July – 1 January 2024, 10am – 7pm,
Singapore History Gallery (concluding section)
In commemoration of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s 100th birth anniversary, the National Museum of Singapore has commissioned a new short film, LKY100: The Life and Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew (1923–2015), by local filmmaker Royston Tan that honours Singapore’s founding prime minister and his enduring contribution to the country.
The film, which runs at approximately 5 minutes, will be presented in the concluding section of the museum’s Singapore History Gallery and featured in a digital trail. It features the late Mr Lee sharing a special message created from a collage of key speeches across his storied career. The film poignantly depicts Mr Lee’s speeches over the years in tandem with the nation’s transformation into the modern and metropolitan city that it is today. The selection of speeches has been taken primarily from Mr Lee’s National Day Rally speeches.
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.
This March holidays, our Plastic: Remaking the World special exhibition takes centre stage with engaging workshops and craft activities for families!
Explore Singapore as a traveller's home away from home with our special programmes organised in conjunction with Now Boarding exhibition.
Ring in the new year by making a personal commitment to sustainability with our special exhibition Plastic programmes.