Singapore Heritage Fest: Explore Stories of Transportation

06 May 2023 - 03 Jun 2023
Stamford Gallery,
The Salon, Longer Concourse
Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
Dive into lesser-known aspects of Singapore’s transport history at the National Museum through sharing by heritage enthusiasts and fun activities for all!

On the Move: A Visual Chronicle of Singapore’s Vintage Transportation

27 May – 3 June | 10am – 7pm
Longer Concourse, Level 1 | Free

From the rickshaw to trishaw, the way people have travelled around Singapore—be it for leisure or non-leisure purposes—have changed over the years.

Look for the different modes of transportation at our special pop-up installation, and learn about the different ways of travelling around Singapore in the past. Take a snapshot and share with us your own experience and stories of travelling in these modes of transport!

This activity is presented in conjunction with the museum’s newest exhibition, Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800s–2000s.
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Till 28 May | Stamford Gallery, Level 1

10am – 7pm | Free

Time to jalan-jalan and explore heritage on the move! It's a bumper celebration this year as the National Heritage Board commemorates its 30th birthday and the Singapore HeritageFest heralds its 20th edition.

To mark these milestones, we’re inviting you to walk our streets and reconnect with the city we call home! Explore the lesser-known stories of 10 of our Top Heritage Trails, and look out for quizzes, storytelling sessions and other drop-in activities.

Click for more information


Love for Buses: A Bus Enthusiast Showcase

6 May 2023 | The Salon, Level 1

1–6pm | Free

You may have seen him on TikTok, navigating the roads of Singapore as the nation’s youngest bus captain. From bus signs to bell buttons and more, check out Matthew Tay's showcase of public bus memorabilia that will bring back nostalgic memories of taking the bus in Singapore!

[Kindly note that the morning sharing session is SOLD OUT.]

Come spend your Saturday with Matthew Tay and his friends as they present their bus memorabilia and share their love for buses!

Be the first to view Matthew’s interesting collection of Singapore’s public bus memorabilia through a sharing session. Then, take a short tour inside an actual bus driven by Matthew, as he explains its unique features and purpose. End the session by making your own paper bus model and take it home as a memento!

About the Facilitator
From a very young age, Matthew has always been interested in an everyday mode of transport that most of us would not think much about—buses! His passion for buses has led him to a career as a bus captain today, where he puts his interest and knowledge to good use. Fun fact: he acquired his bus license when he was just 23 years old!

This programme is supported by A&S Transit in conjunction with Singapore HeritageFest 2023.

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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!