The front block of the museum building dates back to 1887. It features an elegant neo-Palladian design, a European style of architecture characterised by a highly symmetrical façade and the use of pediments above windows.
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.
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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
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
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
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.
Enjoy this series of programmes organised by the National Museum, in conjunction with the festival.
Hop aboard the National Museum of Singapore’s ‘flight’ to discover Singapore through a travel-themed exhibition that traces the evolution of Singapore’s identity as a popular travel destination, through the eyes of those who arrived at our shores from the past to the present.
Satisfy your appetite for fun and enjoyable moments at the National Museum this June holidays, with Get Curious: All About Food!
From food to performing arts, Southeast Asia’s intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is an important link to our past and intrinsic to our rich cultural identity. To pay homage to the time-honoured traditions and living expressions that define and connect us across the region, the National Museum of Singapore and the Maybank Foundation will be presenting a series of four original video artworks on the Museum’s LED Wall that showcase creative contemporary responses to the theme of intangible cultural heritage (ICH).