Parts of the National Museum of Singapore are undergoing restoration and upgrading works.
We remain open with exhibitions, programmes as well as dining and retail offerings.
Story of the Forest will be closed on Monday, 29 April from 4pm to 7pm.
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For Schools

Whether you are visiting our galleries at leisure, or would like an experienced guide to bring your group through our galleries, prior booking for all group visits of more than 20 people is required.

This will help us ensure that our galleries will not be overcrowded so that you, your guests and all visitors will enjoy their time here with us.

New Online Booking System

From Apr 2022, all bookings for school visits and programmes (for local schools) should be made through NHB’s new online booking system, BookMuseums@SG.

Book Now at BookMuseums@SG

Please visit this page for more information on how to use BookMuseums@SG.

We are no longer able to accept school bookings made through email or phone for local schools. Overseas schools may still email us at to make a booking.


School Group Visits

A booking is required for all group visits of 20 students and above.

We recommend that you start by referring to the School Programmes page to find more detailed information about school visits and programmes, as well as resources to help you plan your visit.

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You may also download the museum's Social Story to prepare your children and students with additional needs for a trip to the museum. This social story shares information on things that they may see, hear and find while exploring our spaces.

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Admission into the Permanent Galleries is free for Citizens and Permanent Residents as well as teachers, students and staff from local government schools. Admission charges will apply for accompanying non-Singaporean and non-Permanent Resident adults who are not part of the school's faculty. Admission charges may also apply for all visitors into Special Exhibitions. Please refer to Admissions for definitions and details of admission charges.

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Guided Tours for Schools

Guided tours to the Singapore History Gallery by our experienced docents for students of educational level Primary 5 and above (ages 11 and up) can also be arranged, for up to a maximum of 40 students per session.

Tours are approximately an hour long and conducted in English, Mandarin or Japanese only. They are available only to the Singapore History Gallery and do not apply for other galleries in the museum, unless otherwise stated.

Other workshops and tours suitable for students of lower levels are also available. Please visit our School Programmes page to find out more.

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