Enjoy free admission to all galleries on 18 May in celebration of International Museum Day.
Story of the Forest will be closed on Tuesday, 21 May 2024 from 4pm to 7pm.
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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Homeground 2024

HOMEGROUND: We Built This City

01 May - 30 Jun
10am to 7pm (last admission at 6.30pm)
Front Lawn
On display till 30 June 2024 | 10am - 7pm (last admission at 6.30pm)
Free admission

Step into the vibrant tapestry of Singapore's architectural heritage at "Homeground: We Built This City", an exhibition paying homage to the nation's rich built heritage. As ultra-modern as Singapore may be, it holds a rich plethora of sites and structures - including 75 National Monuments, over 7,000 conserved buildings, and many other sites and structures that celebrate a remarkable journey; structures that celebrate trade, migration, diversity, sacrifice, perseverance, and a continuous thirst for improvement. These form the building blocks of an unlikely but determined nation.

Delve into the thematic focuses of Nature, Commerce, Community, Residential, and Governance, and unravel the intricate connections that have moulded Singapore's architectural identity over the years. This exhibition is proudly presented as part of the Singapore HeritageFest, running from now till 26 May, dedicated to honouring and celebrating our nation's vibrant built heritage.


Community Art Mural

18 May - 26 May
10am to 12pm
Outdoor staircase (exit via glass door near Gallery Theatre)

Free for all

Community Engagement: 18 & 19 May | 10am – 12pm 

Artwork Completion (for viewing): 26 May

While our museum is undergoing restoration works, we invite you to lend us a hand to transform one of our spaces. Together with the artist, unleash your creativity and revamp our outdoor staircase and turn it into an attractive mural!

This programme is suitable for participants aged 8 and above. Depending on the crowd situation onsite, each participant may only be allowed up to 10 minutes to paint the staircase to allow more people to participate.

Please adhere to instructions and guidance from the artist to ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone.



Monument-al Memories

11 May - 24 May
10am to 6.30pm
Glass Atrium
Free for all

Picture yourself at the National Museum of Singapore, back in the days when it was known as the Raffles Library and Museum and subsequently the National Museum. What was in the museum back then? What did the building and its surroundings look like?

Uncover and “relive” some of the museum’s past scenes and memories by posing against backdrops inspired by historical photographs!


Singapore HeritageFest @ NMS

L1 L2 Various Venues
01 May 2024 - 26 May 2024
Varies with Programmes
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