Museum Roundtable

The museum landscape in Singapore is diverse, consisting of a range of museums that cover a wealth of subject areas. Chaired by the National Heritage Board (NHB), the Museum Roundtable is a collective of public and private museums, and heritage galleries and institutions. With more than 50 members today, the Museum Roundtable strives to develop a stronger museum-going culture in Singapore through its signature programmes, and the development of museum professionals.

We envision a museum sector that is professionally excellent; connected to Singapore history, society and identity as well as to larger regional and global museum networks; and supportive of socially important causes such as education and access.

Visit the museums under the Museum Roundtable, or explore the ongoing programmes and exhibitions.

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Travel through time and space into enchanting worlds of discovery. Be awed by ancient civilisations spanning 5,000 years and experience the richness and diversity of our different cultures. Admire exquisite works of art and marvel at the wonders of Science. Relive the emotional horrors of World War II and be wowed by our achievements in city planning, security and healthcare. Finally, be amazed by the story of Singapore and embark on an expedition with the treasures of our past.


If you would like to open a public museum to promote the appreciation of Singapore's history, art and culture, do sign up to be an Approved Museum.


The MR Pass is a privilege pass, designed as a benefit for employees of the museums and heritage institutions industry who are members of the Museum Roundtable.


Setting up a new museum is a complex undertaking which requires long term commitment, and significant financial resources. The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) provides a wide range of resources to help potential museum owners have a better understanding on the general processes required in this process.