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Reunion is the first purpose-built, dedicated social space for seniors in a local museum. Created by the National Museum of Singapore in partnership with the Lien Foundation, Reunion comprises a café and an activity space with a group activity area, an immersive projection cave, a Quiet Room, and music booths to encourage interaction among seniors and enhance their museum-visiting experience.

Reunion and its programmes are designed to be inclusive of seniors with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Seniors can look forward to reconnecting with the past and sharing experiences with each other through senior-friendly programmes organised by the museum. They can also enjoy wholesome meals and conversations in the adjacent Café Brera.

While pre-registration is required for programmes, seniors and other visitors are welcome to walk in and enjoy the space before resuming their museum visit, especially on days when there are no programmes being held.

This initiative is made possible with the support of Lien Foundation and RSP Architects Planners and Engineers.

Photographed by Madeni Jais

Calendar for Reunion

Important: Check the calendar* below before visiting Reunion. When there is a programme taking place in Reunion, it will remain accessible for visitors to get through the space to the café with little disruption.

*Reunion's Quiet Room will be closed every Monday for maintenance.

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Experience Reunion Senior-friendly Tours

06 Jan - 07 Dec
10.30am - 11.30am
National Museum of Singapore

Every first Saturday of the month
Tour is free but pre-registration is required*

Experience Reunion at the National Museum of Singapore through a facilitated programme for seniors!

Explore the gallery through a conversational tour and discover Reunion, the museum's social space for seniors, with our Care Facilitator volunteers. Engage with the museum's handling objects in the activity area and look forward to creating your own digital exhibition at our Memory Lane immersive interactive experience.

The tours are led by our museum's Care Facilitator volunteers, who are trained to engage with seniors, including persons with dementia. These tours are conversational in nature and their themes vary every month.

Upcoming tours

1 June 2024 (Saturday) – Theme: Occupations & Trades
6 July 2024 (Saturday) – Theme: Singapore's Natural Landscapes

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*Each registration is for 1 senior (including persons with dementia) and an accompanying caregiver. Standard admission charges to our galleries will apply for non-Singaporeans and non-Permanent Residents.

 

 
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Monthly Workshops for Seniors

09 Jan - 10 Dec
10am - 12pm
Reunion Social Space

Every second Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise stated)
$16 per senior*

*Each ticket allows 1 accompanying caregiver/care staff

Create new mementos and memories with us as you explore our collection and stories through hands-on activities featuring different art forms.

Upcoming Sessions

11 June 2024 (Tuesday) – Eco-Craft by The Rainbow Artisan
9 July 2024 (Tuesday) – Food Making by Cafe Brera

Register now
Email for enquiries
 

 
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Quiet Mornings Drop-in Activity

04 Jan - 05 Dec
9am - 12pm
Reunion Social Space

Every first Thursday of each month
Free, unless otherwise stated

Participate in our drop-in hands-on activities between 9am and 12pm during Quiet Mornings on the first Thursday of each month.

Each month's activity is different, and is designed for our seniors to learn about our collection while enjoying conversations and a hands-on experience.

Upcoming Drop-in Activity Sessions

6 June 2024 (Thursday) – Lego Intergen workshop (Register here)
4 July 2024 (Thursday) – Theme: Natural Landscapes (DIY terracotta pot)

Follow us on social media for updates on the monthly activities:

@National.Museum.of.Singapore
@natmuseum_sg
 

Discover how our Quiet Morning activities can support your well-being.

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The Quiet Morning drop-in activities do not require pre-registration and are free of charge, unless otherwise stated.

Walk-in seniors and senior groups are welcome to organise visits to the museum to participate in our Quiet Morning activities.

Email for group visits
 

 
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Gather at Reunion – A Self-facilitated Programme for Seniors

01 Jan - 31 Dec
Reunion Social Space

Groups are welcome to organise self-facilitated senior-/dementia-/Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)-centric activities in the activity space within Reunion. Each self-facilitated programme is 2 hours in duration and will include:

  • The use of Memory Lane, an immersive interactive experience for seniors to curate their own digital exhibition and send a copy of their completed exhibition to themselves as a souvenir, and
  • Heritage-based resources (e.g. NMS Easy Guides, NHB Conversation Starter Kits) that can be used to spark conversations inspired by artefacts from the National Collection.
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Booking must be made with a minimum lead time of 21 days before the intended programme date.

Each programme booking is subject to a minimum capacity of 20 persons and maximum capacity of 50 persons.

For groups comprising fewer than 20 persons, a minimum charge of $218 (inclusive of GST) is applicable based on the minimum capacity of 20 persons.

 

 
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Refresh and Reconnect!

05 Aug - 25 Jun
Scheduled to start in Q3 2024

Our signature programme offering a non-medical heritage-based intervention for seniors living with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

The 8-week long programme will be held over consecutive weeks and last about 2 hours per session. Each of the 8 sessions will include guided gallery tours led by our museum's Care Facilitator volunteers and artist-led hands-on activities based on various art forms (e.g. music and movement, craft, storytelling) to encourage new learning among participants, while leveraging the museum's collection to spark reminiscing conversations.

Tentative Dates

Run 1: 5 August – 23 September 2024 (Consecutive Mondays)
Run 2: 7 August – 25 September 2024 (Consecutive Wednesdays)

Email for enquiries
 

 
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Memories Café

01 Jan - 31 Dec
2 hours
Reunion Social Space

Join our dedicated programme for persons with dementia to interact and bond with their caregivers in a safe, supportive and conducive space. Memories Café at Reunion offers a fresh change of environment to caregivers who may have long been attending support groups held in more formal, clinical settings, such as dementia day care centres.

Each Memories Café programme is typically 2 hours long. The first hour focuses on engagement activities such as sing-along sessions and enjoying musical, puppet and drama performances by community artists, volunteers and staff. The second hour is designed for social interaction among persons with dementia, caregivers and customers accompanied by drinks and snacks courtesy of Café Brera.

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Singing to Remember – Dementia Choir

01 Jan - 31 Dec
1.30pm - 3pm
Reunion Social Space

On Sundays

This weekly Dementia Choir programme is organised by Angelina Choo with support from the National Museum of Singapore.

Choir Dates
New dates to be updated. Please check back soon.

Reunion Senior Programmes

L1 Various Locations
Permanent
Various Timings
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