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.
Family Mindfulness at the National Museum
Available from 21 Nov | Free | Ages 5 and up
Join us for this two-part programme where you will visit some of the museum’s most well-loved spaces virtually, and practise mindfulness through fun activities, breathing exercises and relaxing stretches.
Part 1: Daily Mindfulness Techniques
Part 2: Mindful Living
Activity sheets related to the videos can be downloaded below. You can use them when you visit the museum or while watching the videos!
Finding Balance: Strong and Sturdy Like a Tree!
Spot the Plants and Animals!
Mindful Consumption & Being Creative: Cube Puzzle craft template, Toy Car & Matchbox craft template
Thinking About My Favourite Food!
Childhood Memories: Virtual Gallery Tour and
Inter-generational Art Jamming
Available from 21 Nov | Free | Ages 5 and up with a parent/grandparent
Ever wondered what it was like growing up in the 1950s, and just how much has changed over the years?
Calling all parents, grandparents and children – join artist Tham Pui San and his grandson on a virtual tour of our Growing Up gallery, in which they compare their childhood experiences.
Don’t forget to have your favourite art materials ready as the session will end with everyone sketching and painting your fondest childhood memories!
This programme is conducted in collaboration with ACE Seniors.
Appreciation Campaign – Design a Poster!
21 Nov – 27 Dec | Free | Ages 5 – 12
Be a part of our Appreciation Campaign! Imagine how the world could be a better place if everyone showed more appreciation towards one another.
Design a poster to encourage appreciation for one another. It could be for the community workers, your neighbours, teachers or even family members! Spread some cheer and encourage others to do the same!
Steps for participating:
Ai Love Museums Virtual Hide-and-Seek
28 Nov – 3 Jan | Free
Join Ai and his grandpa on their visit to the Voices of Singapore gallery, where they discover the importance of the arts and culture in our Singaporean identity. Play an online hide-and-seek game, discover clues to hidden treasures, and learn more about the fascinating stories behind the artefacts. Click here to get started!
This digital game is presented by Museum Roundtable for Children’s Season 2020.
Redesign an Artefact!
31 Oct – 27 Dec | Free | Ages 5 and up
Be inspired by Doraemon’s extraordinary gadgets and have a go at reimagining our historical artefacts!
What extra functions would you give them? Simply create an account on this microsite, and choose from five artefacts to redesign.
The five most creative entries each month will stand to win Doraemon collectibles!
Christmas Celebration Special:
Stone Soup – Storytelling by Story Connection
Available from 12 Dec | Free | Ages 4 and up
This story tells of a poor man arriving in a village and all the villagers saying they are too poor to spare him any food. He offers to share his secret of how to make... stone soup! What will it taste like? Find out in this heart-warming tale presented by Roger Jenkins!
About the storyteller
Awarded the Best Storyteller Award at the 16th Kanoon Storytelling Festival in Iran (2013), Roger Jenkins is a Singaporean storyteller with 22 years of experience in the storytelling scene.
The co-director of two non-profit organisations Story Connection Ltd and FEAST (Federation of Asian Storytellers Ltd), Roger also founded the 398.2 Storytelling Festival in 2015 to showcase Singapore’s local community of tellers.