Story of the Forest will close early at 4pm on 29 July 2024.
Parts of the National Museum of Singapore are undergoing restoration and upgrading works.
We remain open with exhibitions, programmes as well as dining and retail offerings.
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Free admission for Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 and below. Story of the Forest will be closing early at 4pm on 29 July, with last admission at 3.45pm. The exhibition will close on 13 October 2024.

Step into our Glass Rotunda and lose yourself in the enchanted nightscapes of Story of the Forest. Inspired by the museum's treasured William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings, the installation transforms 69 drawings from the collection into three-dimensional animations that invite you to interact up close with the wildlife and landscapes of 19th century Malaya.

Framed by the natural foliage of Fort Canning, our Glass Rotunda is a modern architectural response to our 19th century Neo-Palladian Rotunda that has existed since the museum’s opening in 1887. The second level of the original Rotunda is home to the Goh Seng Choo Gallery, dedicated to hosting the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings – our museum's most prized collection. Story of the Forest imbues it with new life, infusing Singapore's colonial past with present-day modernity.


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Story of the Forest

L2 Glass Rotunda
10 Dec 2016 - 13 Oct 2024
Daily from 10am to 7pm | Last admission at 6.15pm
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