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. 

Browse our rich programmes offered by the museums and heritage institutions via BookMuseums@SG, NHB's one-stop e-service for teachers. All bookings for school visits and programmes should be made through the new online booking system. 

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!

Programmes 

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A Sew Simple Workshop: Finger Puppets Special

12 Jun | 2.30pm – 3.30pm (For ages 9 – 12 years)
12 Jun | 4.30pm – 5.30pm (For ages 12 years & up)
The Salon, Level 1
$15 per adult-child pair

An amah needs to have many skills – such as knowing how to cook, sweep and sew – to do household chores. Many of these are life skills that are relevant to us today!

Join us for this hands-on workshop, specially designed for children with special needs, where participants will first learn about the life of an amah through finger puppets, then pick up the life skill of sewing a running stitch to create their very own finger puppet!

Visit specialsewingcs2022.peatix.com to register.

This programme is presented in conjunction with Children’s Season with the National Museum 2022: Get Curious! Our Early Settlers. Click here for more information on the event.


A Special Sensory Storytelling 1

A Special Sensory Storytelling: A Rickshaw Adventure!

18 Jun | 2.30pm – 3.15pm (For ages 6 – 12 years)
18 Jun | 4pm – 4.45pm (For ages 12 years & up)
The Salon, Level 1
$10 per adult-child pair

Open your ears, open your eyes and let Swee, Sia and Juriah take you on a Rickshaw Adventure! Follow Ah Seng, a rickshaw puller, as he takes young audiences on a hands-on journey of smell, touch, lively music and highly visual storytelling. Visit places and even make a gift for someone special.

Visit specialstorytellingcs2022.peatix.com to register.

This programme is presented in conjunction with Children’s Season with the National Museum 2022: Get Curious! Our Early Settlers. Click here for more information on the event.


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.