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Resources for Educators

Resources for Educators

Resources for Educators

A) Museum Etiquette Video

To better prepare students for a memorable experience at the museum, educators are strongly encouraged to go through a museum etiquette video with students before visiting the museum.
Choose from two videos:

  • For younger student visitors
  • For older student visitors

B) Risk Assessment and Management Systems (RAMS) 

Click here to download the pre-filled RAMS.

C) Early Learning Resources for Pre-school Educators  

Covers extracted from PDF files

Visit our permanent galleries and play spot-the-artefact! There five booklets introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts through familiar themes of Alphabets, Colours, Numbers, Shapes and Opposites.

Set A: ABC, 123 and Colours | $8/set of 3 booklets [Out of stock for bulk purchase; Limited stocks available at Supermama, The Museum Store at the museum]

Set B: Shapes and Opposites | $6/set of 2 booklets

Teachers may use these booklets to plan for a self-guided visit to the museum. Both sets are available for purchase at Supermama, The Museum Store at the National Museum of Singapore. Discounted rates of $5/set for Set A [Out of stock for bulk purchase] and $4/set for Set B are available for schools making a bulk purchase of 10 or more sets each. Please send the bulk order form to nhb_nm_schools@nhb.gov.sg

Recommended Level Available Sessions Duration Capacity Cost
K1 & K2
Daily         Flexible (self-guided visit)               Capacity limit and group size will
be based on prevailing Safe Management Measures

 Set A: $5/set of 3 booklets*

Set B: $4/set of 2 booklets*

*(Min 10 sets each)


D) Get Curious! – The Official Interactive Guide to the National Museum of Singapore

Cover of Get Curious

This guide book invites young learners to explore the interesting stories behind over 40 artefacts on display in the National Museum. Included in this 116-page guide are maps for navigational purposes, special decoder glasses and content that inspires children to find out more about Singapore’s history and people through stories and relatable themes such as animals, colours, shapes, transport and values.

Teachers can use the book to plan for a self-guided visit to the museum. From 4 September 2023 onwards, as the museum's Level 2 permanent galleries will be closed for restoration, the Get Curious books will be offered at a special price of $15 per copy.

Pre-schools may wish to download the order form and sneak preview here and email nhb_nm_schools@nhb.gov.sg for bulk purchases of the Get Curious! Guide prior to visiting the museum (min 6 copies). Purchase of less than 6 copies can be done at Supermama, the Museum Shop (level 1, NMS) at the discounted price of S$15 per copy (previously, books were priced at $24.90 per copy) from 4 September 2023 onwards.

Recommended Level Available Sessions Duration Capacity Cost
Pre-school(5 to 6 years olds)


Flexible(Self-guided visit)

Capacity limit and group size will be
basedon prevailing SafeManagement Measures

$15 per copy (Min 6 copies)


E) Historical Investigation Resources for Secondary History

Historical investigations

Conduct your Historical Investigation at the National Museum, whose vast collection will provide you with many opportunities to encounter Singapore’s history from the pre-colonial to the post-independence periods. The galleries present immersive settings and voices of the past, which enable students to imagine what life in Singapore was like as they engage with the artefacts as part of the inquiry process.

Curriculum Relevance: Lower Secondary History

Recommended Level Available Sessions Duration Capacity Cost
Secondary 1 & 2 Weekdays EXCEPT Quiet Mornings
(first and third Thursday morning of each month)
2 Hours
Min. 15 pax
Max. 120pax

The following resources have been developed in collaboration with the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) to aid teachers who are planning to bring students to the museum for HI.

  1. Teacher's HI Resource Unit 1 Pre-Colonial
  2. Teacher's HI Resource Unit 2 Colonial Singapore
  3. Teacher's HI Resource Unit 3 Japanese Occupation
  4. Teacher's HI Resource Unit 4 Post Independence 


F) 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 NA Free