Semangat yang Baru Programmes

21 Apr 2023 - 29 Oct 2023
Various locations
Various timings
Please see programme information for more details
Bus Tours to Semangat yang Baru

18 June – 22 October | Various Locations | Various Dates
$5 per pax. A minimum of 35 pax will be needed to confirm the tour.

What was it like to be part of a young nation finding its way in the 1950s - 1970s? Why did we invite foreign companies to set up factories here, or build high-rise public housing on such a large scale? How did our multiracial society find a common voice in spite of our different cultures? Come face to face with these challenges encountered by Singapore’s leaders and people during our early nation-building years, at the Semangat yang Baru: Forging a New Singapore Spirit exhibition.

Your trip includes:

• An interactive guided tour by lively story-tellers at the National Museum of Singapore
• Return transport
• A free goody bag with snacks

Please visit go.gov.sg/sybbustour for list of dates, pick up locations, and to purchase your tickets!
Curator Tour
Curator Tour of Semangat yang Baru

3 Jun | 10.30am – 12pm | Exhibition Gallery 1, Basement Level

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at Semangat yang Baru! Explore the exhibition with our curators as they share more about how they conceptualised the exhibition narrative and provide insights on their selection of stories and artefacts.

$15 per pax for curator tour. Please visit https://syb-curatortour1.peatix.com for registration.

Look out for another session taking place in October!
Film Programme
Film Programme

In partnership with Honour Singapore, a specially curated series of short films highlighting the values exemplified by the founding generation will be paired with a panel discussion involving thought leaders.

Join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversations about the dilemmas that our founding generation faced as we boldly strove to build a society based on justice and equality.

Stay tuned for more details!
Conversations at Semangat yang Baru

Come together with friends old and new to explore the exhibition, participate in group activities, and share your thoughts on what “Semangat yang Baru” means to you.

This is a special programme that is part of the engagement journey of the Founders’ Memorial and seeks to understand different perspectives and responses to the exhibition across visitor groups.

Check back in June to register for and attend this programme!

HistoriaSG is a lecture series that focuses on important but lesser-known aspects of Singapore’s history.

Look forward to lectures held in August and October in conjunction with Semangat yang Baru, which will shed new light on Singapore’s challenges and dilemmas between the 1950s to 1970s.

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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