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#National Museum of Singapore Travel Recommendations for 2023 (Updated in Dec)
Hopped on a “flight” to rediscover Singapore
I explored Singapore as a traveller's home away from home at National Museum of Singapore! Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800s – 2000s is a “flight” to discover Singapore through a travel-themed exhibition! Everything here brought back so much nostalgic memories for me! This is a must-visit exhibition when you come to National Museum of Singapore!!
A visit to National Museum of Singapore
The National Museum of Singapore stands as a testament to the nation's rich history and vibrant culture. Its elegant architecture welcomes visitors to explore the past, present, and future of Singapore.
The museum's exhibits, from interactive displays to historical artifacts, offer a captivating journey through time. The stories of Singapore's evolution come to life, providing a deeper understanding of the nation's identity.
The iconic Rotunda, with its stunning stained glass dome, is a visual delight. It's a place for contemplation and reflection, offering a moment of serenity amidst the bustling city.
The National Museum of Singapore isn't just a repository of history; it's a dynamic space where the nation's narrative continues to unfold. It's a must-visit destination for those seeking to connect with Singapore's past, present, and future
Address - 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897
Ambiance / highlights - Glass Rotunda
Rating - 5/5
My hubby and I were very impressed with the story of the forest glass rotunda show. The bright beautiful colours bring us to the past of the fort canning park where we get close to the animals there. For that moment, I really feel like I am bad to the past and living in the fairy dream land. It is really a very worthy place to visit. The glass rotunda is located at the national museum. The opening hours are until 6pm in the evening.
Singapore History Gallery
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This is the best place for the children and public to learn and understand about Singapore history. The set up is absolutely amazing, beautiful, detail and creating a real atmosphere and history about Singapore.
The display divide into four chapter of history, start from Singapura era 1299 to 1818,/Colony era 1819- 1941, Syonan to 1942 - 1946, and Singapore 1945 to present.
Free admission for Singaporean and permanent resident, daily from 10.am to 7pm.
Night Festival National Museum
My hubby and I walked from Armenian Street towards the national museum of Singapore. We went during the evening time and that's when the show starts. We watched the story of Sang nila utama and how Singapore was founded during the days. We stood there for about half an hour to watch the show. The place was crowded on the weekends. It is also a great place to take some insta-worthy pictures to put onto my Instagram account. Next year my hubby and I will come back again to see the night festival at the national museum of Singapore.
Night Festival 2023 at National Museum
My favourite thing at Night Festival that one will not missed would be the projections at National Museum of Singapore since its only something that doesn’t happen everyday.
To follow the 2023’s themed which is Singapore, the Great Port City, this year’s projection is a story line that happens every 15 mins. Versus previous years where it is about every 5 mins our wait. The story talks about Sang Nila Utama sacrificing his crown and finally how he found Singapore after a thunderstorm.
Near by is an installation A Stone’s throw away which is in relation to the Singapore stone that was blew up.
Opposite the museum is where the food and beverage area are, however we chose not to enter this year to avoid the bag check.
Singapore History @ National Museum
The national museum is the oldest museum in singapore, it’s also one of the largest museum in Asia
Located just at the foot of the hill of fort canning park. It’s a must visit venue where you can uncover lots of Singapore’s history, and culture.
The museum is fully conditioned and Singaporeans do not need to pay for entrance tickets
Do visit and explore the museum where you can see very nice architecture and interior designs, How they enhance it to make it fully air conditioned which is a must in Singapore’s climate
Exploring Singapore’s National Museum
Step into the heart of Singapore’s rich history and cultural heritage at the National Museum—an immersive journey that spans the past, present, and future. My visit to this iconic institution unfolded in three distinct explorations, each unveiling a different facet of Singapore’s story. Join me as I share my multi-layered experience, offering insights into the museum’s diverse exhibits, the importance of a jacket, and tips to ensure fellow travelers make the most of their visit.
Historical Expedition: Immerse yourself in Singapore’s history through captivating exhibitions that weave tales of the nation’s evolution, from its early days to its modern identity.
Cultural Awakening: Uncover the diverse cultures that shape Singapore’s identity, from its multicultural communities to its artistic expressions.
Futuristic Gaze: Explore the museum’s forward-looking exhibits that offer a glimpse into Singapore’s aspirations and the path it envisions for its future.
Chill in the Air: The museum’s interiors are kept cool to preserve the artifacts. Bring a jacket or light sweater to stay comfortable during your exploration.
Captivating Displays: Be captivated by an array of artifacts, multimedia installations, and interactive displays that bring history and culture to life.
Interactive Engagement: Embrace hands-on experiences that allow you to delve deeper into the exhibits, fostering a richer understanding of Singapore’s story.
Timing Matters: Plan your visit to coincide with guided tours or special events to enhance your understanding of the exhibits and the museum’s significance.
September Holidays Family Fun
Haven't decided where to take the family for the September holiday yet? Well, fret no longer - the National Museum of Singapore's "Sensory Journey: September Holidays Family Fun" looks like it'll be a great day out for everyone.
Taking place between Sep 2 and 8, this holiday activity will consist of 4 diverse, interactive parts: Hu木an - A Sensory Forest Adventure; Building Tours for Families; Drop-in Craft Activity: Stamp Your Favourite Food by WahSoSimple; and Monthly Senior-friendly On-site Tours – Special Tour of Now Boarding Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800s – 2000s.
Experiencing Singapore Through Travel
Hop aboard this innovative, travel-themed exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore and embark on an unforgettable journey! "Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800s–2000s" will be held until Nov 19, 2023.
The exhibition showcases a specially curated selection of materials and artifacts evoking powerful memories of travel to and from Singapore. There will also be a series of themed experiences throughout the year, including the NMS' very own disco room and other complementary features.
Exhibition about Singapore and Singaporeans
Do you know enough about Singapore and its rich cultural heritage? Discover the unique journey of Singaporeans in developing their own art and culture throughout history at the "Voices of Singapore" exhibition, held at the National Museum of Singapore until September 3.
The exhibition features a diverse range of cultural artifacts, including music, performances, and theater. Moreover, visitors can experience the entertainment of Singaporeans in the past with a vintage drive-in theater, where they can sit on seats shaped like mini cars and pick-up trucks.
NDP light projections under the stars ✨
Counting down Singapore National Day with the nightly light projections at National Museum of Singapore.
The facade will be illuminated from now - 9 Aug 2023, from 7.30 pm - 12 mn to commemorate the 58th National Day of Singapore 🎉
Besides FREE admission to all galleries and exhibitions, you may also catch the live telecast of the NDP on the museum’s front lawn on 9 Aug!
Don't say ‘Bo Jio!’
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Explore 700 years of Singapore History
A well told story of Singapore origin and pivotal moments in history that has led to the bustling place that it is today.
The display is chronologically based with the 1st floor being the 18th century then to the arrival of Britain to the development of a major port then to the fall to the Japanese then the separation from Malaysia and being independent to what is it today as the modern Singapore.
There is a Story of the Forest exhibit in the Glass Rotunda on level 2 - best for small kids. The types of tree display was useful as help to identified the type of specimens a lot of the old trees around Singapore.
The Café Brera at Reunion is a nice and cosy place to grab something to snack or chill out.
Time Travel To Singapore’s Past ✈️
This exhibition offers perspective about Singapore as a popular destination for travellers across two centuries.
It will show off the quintessential parts of the Singapore experience.
The exhibition is a travel guide-themed exhibition that will take you through four thematic sections.
Each segment is based on a theme: transport, accommodation, food and beverage and sights and shopping.
During the period of the exhibition, you may look forward to a variety of activities, from workshops, art jamming sessions, to exclusive trails and tea time treats, and talks.
Entrance is free for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residences.
Available now till 19 Nov 2023
10am to 7pm daily
🇸🇬 “Now Boarding” Exhibition @ NMS ✈️
No idea where to go or what to do for dates?
Fret not! The National Museum of Singapore has plenty of FREE exhibitions for Singaporeans/PR! 🥳
Currently there is this “Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800s - 2000s”, a travel-themed exhibition that traces the evolution of Singapore’s identity as a popular travel destination!
Exhibition Date - 27 May 2023 till 19 November 2023, 10am to 7pm daily
Getting There - 5-10 mins walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT / Bras Basah MRT
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A Must-Visit National Museum of Singapore
Great place to visit to learn more about Singapore history and other ongoing exhibitions. The place is well maintained and managed.Went here to be enlightened how this little nation turned out to be one of the most successful country in a short span of time, was not disappointed.
The interior is amazing as well. It is also connected to Fort Canning which will give you more insights of their history.
A must-visit for both locals and tourists. Wonderful exhibits which appeal to all ages, from young to old. Always love the changing exhibitions - we visited the On/Off exhibition this time showcasing technologies from the 1970s to the 2000s.
👨🏻🏫 Be Educated at National Museum of Singapore!
The National Museum of Singapore is a fascinating place that offers a glimpse into the country's rich history and culture!
There is a permanent exhibition on the history of Singapore. It talks about Singapore from the 14th century to the present day! The museum also has various galleries that showcase the art and artifacts in Singapore from different periods. There is a unique collection of different artifacts.
The museum has great facilities, with a very cozy vibe! They use interactive exhibits, and audio guides for an immersive experience. This makes it an excellent destination for both adults and children who want to learn about Singapore and get educated about the nation!
when history comes alive
the ongoing exhibitions at the National Musuem of Singapore showcase the history of Singapore - from the 1800s when it was still a fishing village till what it is today.
it's interesting to look through the exhbits to see how Singspore slowly gained her independence and the development thereafter.
a good way to learn history especially for the young children.
National Museum of Singapore
⭐️ Why it’s worth your time:
- From incursions by numerous empires, welcoming scores of Asian migrants, and rapidly rising into a modern economic powerhouse, Singapore’s history is truly unique.
- This history is diligently told with personal artefacts, written records and beautifully crafted exhibitions within the National Museum of Singapore.
- I recommend devoting 2 hours to exploring its halls to gain an insight into this history. After which, consider having a quick bite to eat at the beautiful Cafe Brera on the 1st Floor.
- Don’t miss grabbing a photo in the beautiful glass rotunda on the 2nd Floor!
- 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
- Free for SG residents
- 15SGD for non-residents
Showcase for the Doraemon fans out there
This is one of my favourite exhibition at National Museum of Singapore in 2022.
For those who are familiar with this famous Japanese manga, you will get to understand more about the artists’s memories of Doraemon and enjoy distinctive artworks of this Japan’s famous icon.
There is a desk replica to show where Doraemon was drawn by Mr Fujiko Fujio.
You can also enjoy some treat at the Doraemon cafe at the end of the tour.
National Museum of Singapore
Getting There - Can alight at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station and walk to National Museum of Singapore
Attractions - Has lots of galleries inside to visit, about the history of Singapore (culture, clothes/shoes from the older generations, weapons used during war etc)
Food & Restaurants - has restaurants inside for visitors to dine in
Shopping - has a retail shop selling souvenirs
My husband and I were walking past in the area and saw that there was a pretty interesting exhibition happening just outside the National Museum of Singapore. There were many interactive booths about different milestone achievements and others that were giving out free stuff too. My husband managed to win a yellow bag while I received a facial cleanser kit, not bad!
My overall rating of the experience: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Classy museum with colonial architecture, restored very well and has a nice heritage feel. Entry to main displays are free but have some paid areas. There is also a restaurant inside the museum itself where they serve mainly western type of food. Very delicious and well done. Overall, a very pleasant ambience to walk through or dine. Quite child-friendly as well.
Doraemon Exhibition at National Museum
Went to the Doraemon Exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore with my girlfriend. First thing to note was when we purchased the ticket from Klook, they had different bundles, when I was buying, they only had standard tickets and the bundle with dorayaki which was cheaper. BUTTT they had another bundle that gave a Doraemon Lanyard!! We were disappointed that we couldn’t get it there as they said it was limited to the bundle purchased online. I feel the lanyard was more worth it as the dorayaki can be bought. So choose wisely when selecting the bundle, if you don’t see it there, I suggest you wait it out. But the dorayaki was really delicious though, and you can see the person making it so carefully with all his heart, making it taste even better.
The Doraemon Exhibition (relive my memories)
Doraemon was my favourite television show when I was younger. I have read many of the mangas, scrambled to watch the series when it was played on tv program channel 8 in Singapore every weekend and watched many of its movies when they were released. Therefore, when this exhibition was announced I immediately bought tickets and it did not disappoint. The exhibition showcased the creative writing and creation process of the many funny, loving and sad stories/movies that that led the the many famous Doraemon mangas, series and movies. It also showcased the many loved and famous characters like nobita, shizuka, gian and suneo as well as the iconic locations in the series such as Nobia and Doraemon's House and room, and the classroom of the school where the kids studied. At one part of the exhibition, you can even purchase Doraemon's favourite food: Dorayaki!!!! It was super heavenly and delicious. If you love Doraemon as much as I do, when you were a child and still do, do head down to National museum of Singapore to relive your memories again. It is being held till 5th February 2023 #singapore #doraemon
learn more about History
Learn more about the history of Singapore in this museum. Dating all the way back from centuries ago to modern Singapore, this museum allows you to open your eyes and learn more about how Singapore has progressed and developed, from then till now.
Also, sign up for tours conducted by experienced and passionate tour guides that will reveal to you insights of Singapore's history, that you never knew! #mytripvlog
Doraemon Exhibition at NMS
Address: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897
Price: $30 (adults) $25 (below 18) Free (kids under 6)
The Doraemon Exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore from now to February, 5 2023, is the first global showcase outside of Japan.
The exhibition is an interpretation of Doraemon from the lens of 28 leading contemporary Japanese artists and arts groups, the artworks on display respond to the theme of “Create Your Own Original Doraemon”.
There's 3 parts to the exhibition - 2 in the basement showcasing artwork on canvas, statues and interactive art; and 1 on level 1 showcasing manga comic and the original desk of the creator.
Overall it's an exciting and interesting exhibition perfect for Doraemon lovers.
You'll have to purchase your tickets before arriving.
The Doraemon exhibition Singapore
#doraemon exhibition is on from now till February 2023 at National Museum of Singapore. #nationalmuseumofsingapore
it’s interesting to see how different artists portray Doraemon in different forms.
there is even the playing with lights and shadow forms, which is really pretty!
original manga pieces from the late author is also exhibited, I like how all of the manga pieces come with English translations. although I have seen them before at the Doraemon museum in japan, I could not fully understand all the manga then.
highly recommend everyone to visit the exhibition to see for yourself the different forms of Doraemon!
A glimpse into the past @ National Musuem
The National Museum of Singapore is definitely an attraction that you should not miss if you want to know more about the history of Singapore and Malaya. The high quality and well maintained displays in the Singapore History Gallery allow visitors to have a glimpse into the past.
There are also many other permanent exhibitions. One of my favourites is the Story of the Forest located in Glass Rotunda in level 2. This spectacular digital presentation is an immersive installation that transforms 69 drawings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings into three-dimensional animations.
Admission is for Singaporeans and PR, $15 for foreigners. There are also seasonal exhibitions. Admission charges may apply.
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An Educational Trip At The National Museum
Singapore National Gallery located at 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897 is located right at the end of orchard Road, nearest MRT you can take is either the circle line(Bras Basah) or the purple and red line(Dhoby Ghuat) which is really convenient especially for those who wants to have an understanding and a glimpse of the olden times in singapore with the many antiques and artifacts.
This place also showcases on how the life as Singaporeans once were, the simply food we had, the simple games we had(card games and marbles) and even how entertaining was in the older times.
There is an admission fee payable to enter into the musuem for foreigners, but for local residences the musuem gives free entries.
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