Travelling Exhibitions


Heritage On The Move

Heritage On The Move is a community outreach programme that brings travelling exhibitions on Singapore’s multicultural heritage to the public. These share more on the different festivals celebrated by all Singaporeans, as well as various aspects of our intangible and tangible cultural heritage. If you are interested to book a travelling exhibition or have enquiries, please e-mail


    Pasar malam (or "night market" in Malay) arewell-known and loved by locals for their mouth-watering selection of snacks, eclectic variety of affordable wares, and trademark vibrant atmosphere. This exhibition delves into the origins of pasar malam, traces how they have evolved over time, and showcases the diverse variety of goods commonly found at these night markets over the last century. It also features displays of objects and the memories of patrons, vendors and operators over the years, and concludes by asking visitors what they would like to see in pasar malam of the future.

    Space Requirements: 100 Sq m (Approximate)


    What counts as bullying? Can seemingly innocuous words and actions be hurtful to the people around us? What can we do when we witness bullying, and how can we all contribute to a bully-free culture?

    In collaboration with Singapore Children’s Society to answer these questions and raise awareness on this issue, Scribble Town is an interactive exhibition for children aged between 9 and 12 that invites visitors to embark on a quest alongside characters Sam, Dan and Lydia, to save the fictional world of Scribble Town and bring colour back into their world.

    Space Requirements: 80 Sq m (Approximate)


    A museum’s artworks and artefacts are usually the stars of an exhibition, captivating the attention of visitors on specially-lit walls and showcases. But who takes care of them and what happens to them when they are not on display or when they are in need of repairs? The World of Heritage Conservation: Sneak Peeks into Safeguarding Singapore’s National Collection is a travelling exhibition that brings visitors into the often unseen world of the conservators at the Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC) who care for these treasures.

    Space Requirements: 100 Sq m (Approximate)


    Singapore’s National Monuments serve as tangible reminders of Singapore’s built heritage and anchors of the Singapore Story. Uncles Love Monuments is a travelling exhibition which features works of three talented sketch enthusiasts whose love for Singapore’s heritage icons and passion for drawing help to document and showcase some of our monumental treasures in a different light.

    Space Requirements: 80 Sq m (Approximate)


    Before modern housing, many of Singapore’s ethnic communities lived in kampongs. More than just a physical place, the kampong was a community where villagers lived, worked and played together. This exhibition revisits the kampong days and explores what living in a kampong was like through photographs and memories of former residents. Join us in taking a step back in time to explore the joys of kampong life!

    Space Requirements: 100 Sq m (Approximate)


    Marriage ceremonies are a whirlwind of activities and joyous anticipation. This exhibition brings visitors through the months of preparation and explains the meaning behind age-old traditional practices and beliefs related to wedding ceremonies. Gain an insight into how this once in a lifetime event is celebrated by the major ethnic communities of Singapore.

    Space Requirements: 80 Sq m (Approximate)


    Before there was film or television, storytellers entertained their audiences with tales of kings, princesses, spirits and animals. Tales From Our Shores features six folktales that regale us with the origins of certain places in Singapore, and even two of Singapore’s offshore islands. These stories were often passed down by word of mouth and each storyteller would tell the story in his or her own way.

    Space Requirements: 80 Sq m (Approximate)


    Trace the origins and evolution of Singapore’s street food up to present day through this exhibition showcasing uniquely Singaporean dishes and culinary habits. Through photographs, artefacts and interactive stations, celebrate Singapore’s love for food and our culinary achievements.

    Space requirements : 80 Sq m (Approximate)


    Featuring the lives of 6 individuals who have made their living as a traditional goldsmith, movie poster painter, Tukang Urut or Malay confinement lady, Samsui woman, poultry farmer and letter writer. This exhibition sheds light on some of Singapore’s old trades through personal stories and how tradesman have coped with the challenge of changing times.

    Space requirements : 80 Sq m (Approximate)


    Singapore is a country that never stands still and has seen constant changes throughout its history. This exhibition offers snapshots through the development of the island over the past 700 years and captures the nation’s defining moments, challenges and achievements from its earliest beginnings to the independent, modern city-state it is today. Singapore Snapshots is adapted from the National Museum of Singapore’s Singapore History Gallery.

    Space requirements : 100 Sq m (Approximate)


    Journey back in time through the lives of eight pioneers who have in one way or another contributed to Singapore’s progress, from the colonial era to post independence, in areas such as politics, community and education. The lives and actions of these eight pioneers exemplify the ideals that shaped Singapore through its early years and offer valuable life lessons.

    Pioneers featured: Edmund William Barker, S. Rajaratnam, Edwin Tessensohn, Eunos Abdullah, Dr Ee Peng Liang, V. Pakirisamy Pillai, Tan Kah Kee and Munshi Abdullah.

    Space requirements : 80 Sq m (Approximate)


    Journey through significant moments of our nation’s history, frozen in time and revisit our turbulent march towards independence, the early years of our young society, as well as the personality quirks that define us as Singaporeans today. WE: Defining Stories is a visual exhibition of headline photographs from the archives of The Straits Times and the National Museum of Singapore Collection that form a pictorial story of our home and identity.

    Space requirements : 80 Sq m (Approximate)


    Experience a number of Singapore’s National Monuments in three dimensions and learn about the important communities and pioneering leaders’ behind these buildings. Enjoy the unique views of National Monuments such as Maghain Aboth Synagogue, Sri Mariamman Temple, Abdul Gafoor Mosque, Yueh Hai Ching Temple and many more.

    Space requirements : 100 Sq m (Approximate)

    If you are interested to book a travelling exhibition or have enquiries, please email