Lunar New Year celebrations 2019
Lunar New Year celebrations 2019

Lunar New Year Celebrations at NMS

09 Feb 2019
Various Venues
10am - 7pm
Free Admission
Join us in celebrating Lunar New Year with your friends and family at the National Museum! Enjoy a lion dance performance, or learn more about traditional Chinese puppet theatre and watch a live demonstration in our special edition of A Lighter Side of History.
You can also create a special festive keepsake at our drop-in craft stations, and enjoy a live music performance of Lunar New Year tunes.
CNY Free entry 2019

Free Entry to the Polaroid Exhibition for those born in the year of the Boar!
5 Feb - 19 Feb

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with us at the National Museum! For those born in the Year of the Boar* visit In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology for free any day within the 15 days of the Lunar New Year 

*Birth years for the year of the Boar

1923 |  1935 |  1947 | 1959
1971 |  1983 |  1995 | 2007

Valid for the 15 days of CNY. 

Craft image for Lunar New Year Celebrations

Drop-in Craft Activities | 11am – 4pm | Glass Atrium, Level 2
9 Feb, Saturday 2019

Create a customised red packet, or design a unique lantern bookmark!

While stocks last. Last admission at 3.50pm.

Performances at steinway

Live Music Performance | 12.30pm – 1.30pm | The Platform, Level 2
9 Feb, Saturday 2019

Enjoy a special  music performance at the red Steinway piano!

Image courtesy of Sin Ee Lye Heng

A Lighter Side of History
Introduction to Chinese Puppet Theatre |  1.30pm – 3pm | The Salon, Level 1
9 Feb, Saturday 2019

Traditional Chinese puppetry dates back to almost a century ago, and was once a popular form of entertainment among the Chinese in Singapore. Find out more about this intangible
cultural heritage, through an interaction with young puppeteers from Sin Ee Lye Heng, the last Teochew puppet troupe in Singapore; a special presentation on traditional puppetry and its development in Singapore by Dr Caroline Chia; and a live performance by the troupe.

$5 per pax. Limited spaces. Visit https://introtochinesepuppet.peatix.com for registration.

Lion Dance performance cny

Lion Dance Performance | 3.38pm | Outside the Singapore History Gallery
9 Feb, Saturday 2019

Don't miss this exciting lion dance performance by the award-winning Tian, Eng Dragon and Lion Dance troupe which has a rich history of 30 years. Join us as we welcome the Lunar New Year at the museum!

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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