Zoom into History
Zoom into History
01 Aug 2020 - 09 Aug 2020
3pm & 3.30pm
If artefacts could speak, what would they say? And if you could talk to them, what would you ask?

Zoom into History
Saturdays & Sundays, 1 & 2 August and 8 & 9 August | 3pm
Free. Limited spaces. Registration required, on a first come, first served basis.

Zoom into History is the National Museum of Singapore’s new way of letting you engage with its permanent collection in the digital space. A number of museum objects – voiced by local actors and comedians will be hosting live conversations and taking audiences on a journey back in time. “Zoom” into the stories of objects such as the Singapore Stone and a National brand rice cooker, and “zoom” through time as these objects highlight their place in Singapore’s history.

Tune in to a series of Zoom into History episodes on 1, 2, 8 and 9 August by signing up for the Zoom sessions to interact with our artefacts (limited slots, on a first-come-first-served basis), or watch the sessions ‘live’ on our Facebook page! See below for details on the timings and to register.

Please note that while our sessions are child-friendly in general, some conversations may cover more sombre topics like wartime experiences.

NMS rice cooker
National brand rice cooker (voiced by Janice Koh)
1 Aug – 3pm


Sign up for the Zoom session here!

NMS mace of the city of sg
Mace of the City of Singapore (voiced by Tan Kheng Hua)
1 Aug – 3.30pm

Sign up for the Zoom session here!

NMS cheese plate
Government House cheese plate* (voiced by Hossan Leong)
2 Aug – 10.30am

This is an Istana Special that will be featured 'live' on President Halimah Yacob's Facebook and Instagram pages.
NMS Rasammas cap
Rasamma’s cap (voiced by Magalakshmi Sudarsanan)
2 Aug – 3.30pm

Sign up for the Zoom session here!

NMS night-soil bucket
Night-soil bucket (voiced by Jacky Ng)
8 Aug – 3pm


Sign up for the Zoom session here!

NMS Spanish dollar
Spanish dollar (voiced by Alvaro Quesada)
8 Aug – 3.30pm

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NMS the sg stone
The Singapore Stone (voiced by Rishi Budrani)
9 Aug – 3pm

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Basket Trap
Orang Laut basket trap (bubu) (voiced by Fakkah Fuzz)
9 Aug – 3.30pm

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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!

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