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12 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2022
Various Venues
Various Timings
Free Admission
SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

*Due to COVID-19, additional guidelines apply for school visits, in line with safe management measures at the museum. Read more about the guidelines for school visits from Apr 22, or email us at NHB_NM_Schools@nhb.gov.sg for updates. Guidelines may change according to the latest MOE and MOH advisories. 

What are the opportunities for students to discover the joy of learning History, Art, National Education and other disciplines at the National Museum of Singapore (NMS)?

The museum has enhanced and refreshed its programmes to offer students a variety of opportunities to discover Singapore’s history and culture – through investigation, engagement of senses and conversations – and to relate them to present-day issues.

Explore the tabs below for more information about our programme offerings. Browse our rich programmes offered by the museums and heritage institutions via BookMuseums@SG, NHB's one-stop e-service for teachers. All bookings for school visits and programmes should be made through the new online booking system. For more information on how to plan for a school visit to the museum, click here.

Preschool Programmes

PRE-SCHOOLS

Find out more about the early learning resources and programmes that are tied to the Nurturing Early Learners (NEL) framework.

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PRIMARY SCHOOL

Choose a series of interactive workshops and engaging programmes that complement the Social Studies curriculum.

Secondary school programmes

SECONDARY SCHOOL

Learn more about our programmes and initiatives that are suitable for historical investigation and national education. Be part of our new Museum-based Learning programme that is designed for students to take charge of their learning as they explore the topic of a sense of belonging.

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SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION

Find out more about our resources, tools and programmes to help students engage with the National Collection in developmentally-appropriate ways, and to develop a sense of curiosity and enjoyment surrounding museum visits.

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RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS 

Discover ways to make students excited about their learning at the museum, and download resources to support your school visit to the museum.

Planning a school visit

PLANNING A SCHOOL GROUP VISIT

More information on planning for a school visit to the museum with ease.

School programme booking

SCHOOL PROGRAMME BOOKINGS

More information on how to book a school programme with the National 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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