gostan special programming

Special Needs


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.

A) GosTan Back: A Time-travelling Adventure on Wheels

Gostan Back, programmes for special needs
GosTan Back is a story about a young boy who gets the chance to save the future by going back in time. Audiences will experience our local history and artefacts in this interactive theatrical journey through our Singapore History Gallery, featuring storytelling and a whole lot of hands-on fun!

This production is designed to support children with additional needs to experience the museum.


Recommended Level   Available Session  Duration Capacity  Cost 
 6 to 12 years old


14 Sep 10.30am (Sat)
3 Oct 9.30am & 2pm (Thurs)
17 Oct 9.30am (Thurs)
19 Oct 10.30am (Sat)
24 Oct 10.30am (Thurs)
31 Oct 1030am (Thurs)
2 Nov 9.30am (Sat)

 1.5 Hours Each session is limited to
10 adult-child pairs.
The accompanying adult can
be a teacher or caregiver. 
 $10 per adult-child pair

Tickets will be released by month here.

If you are a representative from a SPED school or special needs group who would like to book one or more performance sessions exclusively for your organisation, please contact nhb_nm_schools@nhb.gov.sg to enquire. 

B) 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.

Visit our Accessibility page here.

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.