gostan special programming
gostan special programming

Visitors with Special Needs

As part of the museum’s commitment to be more inclusive, we have created a series of programmes and resources for students with additional needs to make the most of their visit.

*Please note that programme availability and capacity may be affected by COVID-19. Quiet Mornings are suspended until further notice. Guidelines for school visits from January 2021 can be found here. Please email us at NHB_NM_Programmes@nhb.gov.sg for the latest updates. Guidelines may change according to the latest MOE and MOH advisories.

For more information on the museum's commitment in ensuring the museum experience is accessible and enjoyable for all visitors, visit our Accessibility page below.

Visit our Accessibility page here!


What Makes Singapore Home? – A guided tour programme for the special needs community
27 Nov | 10.30am
28 Nov | 3.30pm
2 Dec | 10.30am & 2pm
4 Dec | 10.30am
12 Dec | 10.30am & 3.30pm
16 Dec | 10.30am & 2pm
18 Dec | 10.30am & 2.30pm
19 Dec | 10.30am & 2.30pm
26 Dec | 10.30am & 3.30pm
Duration: 1.5 hrs per session
Meeting point: Outside the exit of Singapore History Gallery, Level 1
The programme is free, but a $10 deposit is collected per adult-child pair, which will be refunded after your session upon verifying your attendance. No refunds will be made for no-shows.

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Join us on this tour experience designed by Superhero Me where you’ll learn about our people, housing, food and environment through sensory activities. At the end of the journey, you will get to create a poster to pledge for a better future!

Things to Know

  • 2 tour guides to 5 pairs each session
  • Recommended for children with special needs aged 7 and up. Neurotypical siblings may also attend, but must be accompanied by a separate adult and should purchase a separate pair ticket
  • A resource pack including a social story and visual schedule will be sent to registered participants
  • Deposits will only be refunded: (i) upon verification of attendance; (ii) in the event that the programme is cancelled due to unforeseen changes in COVID guidelines; or (iii) if you are unwell (please provide us with the relevant documentation for this)
  • Contact nhb_nm_programmes@nhb.gov.sg for enquiries.

What Makes Singapore Home? is an accessible programme for individuals with special needs to enjoy the Singapore History Gallery exhibition through a mindfully curated experience. This programme is organised by Superhero Me and the National Museum of Singapore, and is enabled by Temasek Foundation.

Visit https://wmshcs2021.peatix.com/ to register. Password to enter the event page is wmshshg.


Resources for Special Education (SPED) Groups and Quiet Mornings

Resources for special education

As part of the museum’s commitment to be more inclusive, we have designated the first Saturday (9am – 11am), and first and third Thursdays (9am – 12 noon) of the month as Quiet Mornings to provide children with additional needs with a quieter and calming environment to experience the galleries.

Note: In view of the evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) situation, Quiet Mornings will be cancelled from 20 February 2020 onwards till further notice.

Schools can use the following suggested resources to enrich your students’ visits:

i) Activity booklets such as the Young Explorer’s Trail, which can be modified to suit your students’ level.
ii) A social story and sensory map of our galleries to prepare your students for the trip.
iii) Sensory bags can be borrowed for the duration of your visit.

SPED schools interested in visiting NMS can contact us at nhb_nm_schools@nhb.gov.sg and we will be in touch to co-plan a learning journey, which includes activity sheets and a craft activity.