NMS 132 Anniversary
NMS 132 Anniversary

National Museum’s 132nd Anniversary Celebrations

12 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
Various Venues
11am - 6pm
Free Admission
Celebrate our 132nd birthday with us and be transported back to the sights, sounds and smells of an old port city! Explore a marketplace with delectable food offerings or be an artisan for a day with our craft workshops, and bring home something old, something new…
AONW Rotunda
A Trader’s Voyage
Rotunda | 1pm, 3pm and 5pm

An live, interactive performances about a trader’s experience, which will begin at the Rotunda, and lead visitors on a journey to the exhibition.
An Old New World Marketplace
The Canyon, Basement Level and Bus Bay, Level 2 | 11am to 6pm

Come visit our marketplace inspired by scenes from old port cities, with antique collectibles, tea and spices you can take home, and delectable food offerings with our F&B stalls in the Bus Bay. 
Drop in craft
Drop-in crafts
Gallery Theatre Foyer, Basement Level 1 | 10.30am – 12.30pm & 2pm – 5pm

Try your hand at making a cabochon magnet, featuring iconic artefacts from An Old New World. This is something visitors of all ages can enjoy, while stocks last!

Building Tour
National Museum Building Tour for Families
12 Oct only | Rotunda, Level 1 | 10.30am (45 min)

Join us on a learning journey around the museum and discover more interesting gems about this 132-year-old building.

Limited to 15 pairs of parent and child (aged 7 & up) on a first come, first served basis.
Pre-register here or register on-site from 10am at the Rotunda, Level 1.
Cupcakes PCS

NMS 132 Donate and Decorate!
The Concourse, Level 1 | 11am – 5pm

Show your support for our beloved museum on its birthday. Enjoy and decorate a delicious cupcake when you make a recommended donation of $2. Cupcakes are generously supported by Palate Sensations Culinary School. A leading culinary leisure school, they deliver hands on cooking classes across a broad spectrum of cuisines, baking and pastry classes; as well as parents and kids classes, corporate team building and private parties and events. For more information about Palate Sensations Culinary School, please visit www.palatesensations.com. Limited to 250 redemptions per day.

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Weapons of the New World by Caesars
12 Oct | The Salon, Level 1 | 2pm – 2:45pm

Learn more about European weapons from the 17th to 19th centuries by getting up close and personal with exclusive replicas during this hands-on session by Caesars.

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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