PTP Exhibition
PTP Exhibition

Picturing The Pandemic Programmes

24 May 2021 - 17 Oct 2021
Various Venues
Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
Join us for a series of the Picturing The Pandemic programmes, in complementary to your visit around the exhibition.

Youth Special

Explore the museum and its special exhibitions through a weekend of programmes, presented by the NMS Youth Panel for youth (and the young at heart). Try a self-facilitated Telegram delivery hunt, hear from inspiring local creators at our bazaar, or share your stories and watch them play out on stage through playback theatre.

These programmes are presented in conjunction with the special exhibitions Home, Truly: Growing Up With Singapore, 1950s to the Present and Picturing the Pandemic: A Visual Record of COVID-19 in Singapore which close on 3 and 17 October 2021 respectively.

About the Youth Panel
An initiative by the National Museum of Singapore, the NMS Youth Panel is a group of like-minded youth interested in history, heritage, and sharing their love for the museum with the wider youth community.

Delivery Dash
25 – 26 Sep | 11am – 4pm
Registration counter at Glass Atrium, Level 2

In this self-facilitated gallery hunt, you take on the role of a delivery driver tasked to find three mysterious customers in the museum. Explore the galleries, solve puzzles and complete tasks to deliver the orders to your elusive customers! A special souvenir awaits when you complete the game (while stocks last).

You will require an Internet-enabled mobile phone with the Telegram app installed to participate.

Pre-registration is required to secure your slot; walk-ins are subject to availability. Play solo or in teams of up to 5 pax.

To pre-register your slot on 25th September, visit
To pre-register your slot on 26th September, visit

youth special theatre

Between You and Me
25 Sep | 2pm – 4pm | The Salon, Level 1
$25 per ticket (special price of $20 per pax for youth aged 18-25)

Unlike a conventional theatre show, playback theatre is improvisational and draws on the audience’s experiences, moments, and feelings. Stories shared are transformed spontaneously into the stage performance, using elements of movement, dialogue, cloth, and music.

This special performance is presented by Tapestry Playback Theatre and inspired by the themes of the museum’s special exhibitions. Join us in a community dialogue about intercultural relationships during the pandemic. We invite you to share your stories, listen deeply to what others bring, and watch as the actors honour your stories!

Limited capacity; registration is required. Visit to purchase a ticket.

About Tapestry Playback Theatre

Tapestry Playback Theatre is a non-profit community theatre company that bases its transformative work on the Playback Theatre form. Our vision since 2002 has been to create safe spaces for personal stories and community dialogue.

As part of a global movement and community that spans over 60 countries around the world, Tapestry conducts workshops, performances, and projects. Local collaborations have been with organizations like Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore International Foundation, Singapore Red Cross, Dementia Singapore, and Singapore Kindness Movement.

Photo is courtesy of Tapestry Playback Theatre and was taken before COVID-19.


Sun, 26 Sep | 10.30am – 4pm
Gallery Theatre, Basement Level

The pandemic has been a trying time for Singapore, and while some businesses have been hard hit, others have found opportunities or the courage to make a change. This bazaar celebrates our local creators and the passion projects that have grown in spite of, or because of, adversity.

Enjoy a laid-back Sunday afternoon discovering local businesses, old and new, find out more about their stories, and support our creators by bringing home a handmade product!

Admission is free. There will be a queue system to enter the bazaar for crowd management purposes. Handmade products are available for sale.

*Photo taken before COVID-19.

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!