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Featuring interactive elements for curious young minds to explore, our various programmes make school subjects exciting for students!

From Apr 2022, all bookings for school visits and programmes should be made through NHB's new online booking system, BookMuseums@SG. For more information on how to use BookMuseums@SG to plan for a school visit to the museum, click here.



A) Tales of Old Singapore: Digital Edition (NEW)

Experience a teaser of our Tales of Old Singapore educational workshop from your school or home! Follow the character "Ah Ling" as she shares about her experiences and feelings moving from a kampong (village) to a HDB flat in 1970 by watching the video below:

Enhance the experience by going through the discussion questions asked throughout the video. Download this template and have students complete a simple HDB pop-up card craft activity to complement the video!


Curriculum Relevance: Primary 2 Social Studies – Coming Together as a Nation, Primary 4 Social Studies – Valuing our Past

Recommended Level Available Session Duration Capacity Cost
Primary 1 to 3

Primary 4 to 6


30 Mins - 1 Hour
NA Free


B) Social Studies Field-based Learning

Social studies field based learning 

Learn about Singapore’s 700 years of history in a fun and engaging environment. Through this field-based learning package developed in partnership with the Ministry of Education, students will have the opportunity to examine artefacts that trace how the early immigrant communities and political leaders contributed to the development of Singapore.

Curriculum Relevance: Primary 4 Social Studies – Valuing our Past

Recommended Level Available Session Duration Capacity Cost
Primary 4 to 6

Daily EXCEPT Quiet Mornings
(first and third Thursday morning of each month)

2 Hours Min. 25 pax
Max. 100pax

*The Primary 4 Social Studies Field-based Learning package is available for download on OPAL and is teacher-facilitated. A copy of the package will also be sent upon successful booking of Social Studies Field-Based Learning on BookMuseums@SG.

C) Docent-led Tour of Singapore History Gallery for Schools (Primary 5 and above)

Docent led tours 
Let our experienced docents enthral your students with stories about Singapore’s past as they lead them on a journey to discover Singapore’s history in this guided tour of the Singapore History Gallery.

Recommended Level Available Session Duration Capacity Cost

Primary 5 onwards
(ages 11 and above)

Daily between
10am and 3.30pm**
(except Quiet Mornings  
on the first and third 
Thursday mornings 
of each month)

1 Hour Min. 15 pax
Max. 45 pax

*Complimentary for Government Schools (Pri, Sec and JC) only, for up to 2 sessions per month. More details can be found here or below.


Guidelines for Docent-led Tours

Docent-led tours are for students Primary 5 and older only. Due to limitations in number of docents and capacity for tours, we recommend that large school groups come for self-guided visits instead.

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.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Guided tours are complimentary for 100% Govt Schools (Pri, Sec, ITE, JC, Poly), for up to 2 sessions a month per school. The 3rd session onwards in the same month for this category of schools will be chargeable at $200 per guide, 15 students to a guide, for up to a maximum of 45 students per session.

  2. Guided tour fees for all other schools are $200 per guide, 15 students to a guide, up to a maximum of 45 students per session. Each school may only book up to 2 sessions a month.

  3. Gallery admission fees apply separately. 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 will also apply for all visitors into Special Exhibitions. Please refer to the Visitor Information page (click on "Tourists and Foreign Residents" under "Admission Prices) for definitions and details of admission charges.

  4. Requests for guided tours are subject to the capacity of our galleries and availability of guides. To ensure that your students and all other visitors have a fruitful visit, the museum reserves the right to reject or request that you reschedule your guided tour. When your guide has been confirmed, you will be advised on guide(s) and admission fees, as well as payment modes.

  5. Any cancellation or changes must be made at least 5 working days in advance on the BookMuseums@SG system. For schools that enjoy complimentary guided tours, a $50 administration fee will be levied for cancellations made less than 5 working days in advance or for no-shows.

  6. Payment for admission and guided tour fees (if applicable) can be made at the Visitor Services counter on the day of your visit, or through an e-invoice billed to your school after the tour.

  7. If no prior booking has been made and/or you do not receive a confirmation email, your group will not be allowed to join our daily scheduled tours or enter the galleries until a later time for capacity control reasons.

  8. If you have students on wheelchairs, do inform us at the booking stage so that we can make arrangements to ensure a smooth visit.


D) Virtual Tours: Fun Facts About Artefacts 

Suitable for inter-generational audiences 

How does a new nation create an identity for itself? What was the most treasured electrical appliance among families growing up in the 1970s to 1980s? Find out more in our pre-recorded virtual gallery tours led by our museum's Care Facilitators to uncover facts and stories about some of the museum's artefacts! 

Fun Facts About Artefacts (Our Identity) – In English with English Subtitles

Fun Facts About Artefacts (Our Home) – In English with English Subtitles

Fun Facts About Artefacts (Our Identity) – In English with Chinese Subtitles

Fun Facts About Artefacts (Our Home) – In English with Chinese Subtitles

Fun Facts About Artefacts (Our Identity) – In Mandarin with English Subtitles

Fun Facts About Artefacts (Our Home) – In Mandarin with English Subtitles


This series of virtual tours is created for viewers across generations to engage in conversations with one another. 

Pre-school/primary school educators, volunteers or staff from active ageing centres who are keen to kick-start an inter-generational programme using the videos can also refer to our Guide below on how to get started. This guide is produced by the National Museum of Singapore, with support from My First Skool and NTUC Health Co-operative Ltd. 

Resource Download Guide
Fun Facts About Artefacts Guide Click here to download the guide