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NMS Travels: Pop-Up Rooms & Audio Tour

04 Aug 2023 - 19 Nov 2023
Glass Atrium and Basement Level
10am - 7pm
Entry to the pop-up rooms is free, while visitors interested in the audio tour may reserve their preferred timeslot for S$5
Inspired by the themes featured in the museum’s latest exhibition, Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800s–2000s, explore Singapore in a new light with our new pop-up rooms that will be available from 4 August to 19 November 2023.

An immersive trip down memory lane

Explore our travel-themed pop-up rooms (travel lounge, hotel and disco) around the museum's spaces that further bring the travel experience in Singapore in the 1980s to life! Entry to the pop-up rooms are free with general admission to the museum.

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Audio Tour: That Weekend in the Lion City

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Accompanying the pop-up rooms is an immersive audio tour that will take visitors on a self-guided exploration of the three spaces, through the recollections of a first-time traveller to Singapore in the 1980s. Titled ‘That Weekend in the Lion City’, the audio tour features engaging dialogue and soundscapes, whisking visitors on a whirlwind adventure across the island to experience the vibrant and bustling scenes of yesteryear Singapore.

At the end of the tour, visitors are encouraged to continue their exploration at the Now Boarding exhibition, and complete the protagonist’s story by solving a mystery. Entries with the most creative responses will stand to win a range of exciting prizes, including a 2D1N staycation at Goodwood Park Hotel, set dinners, buffet offerings and hotel gourmet card memberships. The audio tour will be available from 4 August till 19 November.

Click here for Terms and Conditions

Visitors interested in the audio tour may reserve their preferred time slot for S$5 via this link.

NMS x Kind Kones Giveaway [CLOSED]


Inspired by the food and beverage section in our ongoing exhibition, Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800s – 2000s, we worked with Kind Kones to bring you a refreshing vegan treat featuring a flavour derived from one of the plants in our prized William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings.

Thank you everyone who tasted, guessed, and participated! We will contact our five lucky visitors who guessed the correct flavour of our NMS sorbet to collect the $20 gift card (courtesy of Kind Kones)! The NMS sorbet (Torch Ginger) will also be available for purchase at Kind Kones from 9 October onwards for a limited time.

In Collaboration with

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!