We’re turning 30! NHB was established on 1 Aug, 1993, and since then, we’ve been working hard to celebrate Singapore’s wonderfully rich and diverse heritage, and tell the stories of our communities. Join us as we celebrate #NHB30 and reflect on our journey and the partners and friends who have been with us along the way. Our heritage belongs to all of us, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for being part of our heritage journey.
[INTERACTIVE] Heritage Ambassadors x NHB30 (coming soon)
Embark on an interactive Instagram story featuring our Heritage Ambassadors and NHB officers. Explore the captivating interactions between the Heritage Ambassadors and NHB officers of your choice, and uncover fascinating insights into their respective roles at NHB to gain a deeper understanding of NHB's diverse and impactful work.
In the meantime, snap some photos with our new #HeritageAmbassadors GIPHY stickers and tell us your heritage stories and you could win some collectibles!
Available soon on our Instagram page.
[ART INSTALLATION] NHB30 Installations at National Museum of Singapore and Asian Civilisations Museum (ongoing)
Look out for these #NHB30 installations at National Museum Singapore and Asian Civilisations Museum!
[VIDEO] This Is Not Your History Class Video Podcast (coming soon)
If the topic of heritage and culture isn’t really up your alley, we’re here to change your mind with the first episode of our brand new video podcast series, This Is Not Your History Class. Get to know NHB officers from Collections, Festivals & Precinct Development, Malay Heritage Centre and Indian Heritage Centre, who will reveal little-known facts about their work and what excites them on the job!
[PUBLIC TOUR] From 2023 to 1887: A Museum Journey Public Tours (ended)
Image: Let's Go Tour
To mark the launch of Our SG Heritage Plan 2.0 and celebrate NHB's 30th anniversary, we organised From 2023 to 1887: A Museum Journey public tours in May. These tours brought participants from our most recently reopened museum to our oldest, offering a tantalising slice of our heritage through visits to the Peranakan Museum and National Museum of Singapore.
The National Heritage Board (NHB) is the custodian of Singapore’s heritage. We are responsible for telling the Singapore story, sharing the Singaporean experience and imparting our Singapore spirit.
NHB's mission is to preserve and celebrate the shared heritage of our diverse communities, for the purpose of education, nation-building and cultural understanding. It manages the national museums and heritage institutions, and sets policies relating to heritage sites, National Monuments and the National Collection. Through the National Collection, NHB curates heritage programmes and presents exhibitions to connect the past, present and future generations of Singaporeans.
NHB was formed on 1 August 1993, and is a statutory board under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.
We operate the following museums, heritage interpretative centres and community heritage institutions.