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Primary School

Primary

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.

*Please note that onsite primary school programmes are not available at the moment. Look forward to a refresh of our workshops and programmes in 2022-2023!

Guidelines for school visits from Apr 22 can be found here, - please email us at NHB_NM_schools@nhb.gov.sg for the latest updates. Guidelines may change according to the latest MOE and MOH advisories.

 

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!

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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

NA

30 Mins - 1 Hour
NA Free

 

(B) Tales of Old Singapore: An Interactive Tour (*CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

Tales of old singapore

 
On this interactive tour, students will learn more about Singapore in the post-war and post-independence period as they follow 'Ah Ling', who will share her experience of growing up and going to school in the 1950s, working and starting a family in the 1970s and 1980s, and her feelings when the new national anthem and flag were introduced in 1959. The session will conclude with a reflective craft activity which students can bring home. The content of this programme varies according to educational level of the students.

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

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

2 Hours Min. 25 pax
Max. 40 pax
$15 per pax

 

C) 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. 120pax
Free*

*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.

E) Docent-led Tour of Singapore History Gallery for Schools

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)

2 Hours Min. 15 pax
Max. 45 pax**
Free*

*Complimentary for Government Schools (Pri, Sec and JC) only, for up to 2 sessions per month. Find out more here.

*Additional restrictions on timing of visit and group size apply from Oct 2020 onwards. Please contact us for more details.