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National Museum of Singapore

Museum, History Museum, and Art Gallery
Central Region, Singapore
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8.9/10
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  • Steve
    "Free admission to the Living Galleries everyday from 6pm - 8pm."(12 Tips)
    James F.
    "A must see if you are interested in the history of Singapore"(3 Tips)
    Jopescu T.
    "Singaporeans and tourists to learn about Singapore!"(3 Tips)
    Elizar S.
    "entire afternoon in the Singapore History Gallery with tons"(2 Tips)
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  • Dara F.
    Dara FisherJune 16, 2015
    This is a truly excellent history museum--so much so that I actually got kicked out at the end of the day when they were trying to close but I wasn't done yet! The moral of the story is to go early :)
  • Elle T.
    Elle T.August 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Looking for a Great Singapore Souvenir (GSS) to take home with you, check out the Museum Label kiosk w fab, funky & fun gifts!
  • Mk P.
    Mk PhSeptember 19, 2013
    If u prefer a quiet viewing of the art, avoid the guided tour at 11 am given in loud Singlish. Beware of school excursions / tours too. Probably safer to visit in afternoon.
  • Andrew H.
    If you're in Singapore, make time to see this museum. They have some outstanding galleries with art from all over Southeast Asia. If you want a good dose of Singapore / Asian history, start here!
  • Ayuni
    AyuniApril 6, 2012
    Take the time, even if not your thing to do. Wonderful, informative,peaceful, amazing... okay enough you read to go see it on your own..after all you're not paying me for full details.
  • Shawn
    ShawnAugust 15, 2015
    A must see if you are here in Singapore. However do check online if there are any special events going on as sometimes the museum might close some of the exhibitions.
  • Jess T.
    Jess ThiaOctober 7, 2016
    FREE entrance to some of the exhibits for Singapore Citizen / Permanent Resident (required to show NRIC at ticketing counter).
  • Steve
    SteveFebruary 1, 2016
    If you're planning to go to more than 1 museum, consider getting a 3 day pass for about $20 which will give you access to all 5 city museums.
  • Benny K.
    Benny KhooSeptember 4, 2011
    Closest MRT station - Dhoby Ghout or Bras Basah, coffee joint - TCC, Cofee Bean & Starbucks, fast food - Subway, Wendy's & Kopitiam. There's free wireless internet inside the museum at Novus Cafe.
  • Ted Patrick B.
    Ted Patrick BoglosaDecember 22, 2015
    Singapore's main museum which showcases the country's history. Check their special exhibits.
    Upvoted Jul 25
  • Nilakshi B.
    Nilakshi BarooahMarch 30, 2013
    Great place to learn about singapore. Loved the history gallery. Amazing tour, especially the guided audio tour. It is a must visit.
  • Jess T.
    Jess ThiaOctober 7, 2016
    We haven't finished walking through historic exhibits, hope to return soon while young kiddos are still absorbing infor like sponge and before they grow to next stage of finding it boh-liao.
  • Jess T.
    Jess ThiaDecember 28, 2016
    FREE open space carpark after 5pm behind level 3 of National Museum Of Singapore. FREE entrance for Singapore Citizens & PR by showing NRIC at ticketing counter at level 1. #NationalMuseumSG
  • Supermodelme
    SupermodelmeApril 18, 2011
    Built in 1887, the National Museum is an architectural gem housing Singapore’s 11 National Treasures. Its interactive elements will immerse you in a multi-sensory experience of @visitsingapore’s past.
  • Elizar S.
    Elizar Sto DomingoDecember 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You can spend the entire afternoon in the Singapore History Gallery with tons of various artifacts from different eras.
  • Jess T.
    Jess ThiaDecember 28, 2016
    <Story Of The Forest> (last admission to this exhibit at 6.15pm) --> For interactive effect while exploring this digital exhibit, can download "Story of the Forest" App by TEAMLAB. #FarquharCollection
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousApril 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Free admission for Singapore citizens & PR all year round fr 18 May 2013. 7 other museums too! Singapore History & Singapore Living Galleries, Goh Seng Choo Gallery & Stamford Gallery.
  • Hanna
    HannaDecember 26, 2015
    bring your student ID, really you should just bring your student ID wherever you go (provided you have one). photography is allowed here.
  • Jess T.
    Jess ThiaDecember 28, 2016
    What else to do in between work appointments other than eat & shop 😜 Explore & appreciate <Story Of The Forest> (last admission to this exhibit is 6.15pm).
  • George O.
    George OetomoJuly 8, 2016
    Awesome museum.. They also serve glass chilled beer! Goodness
  • Amir Afiq A.
    Amir Afiq AzmiApril 10, 2015
    FREE admission for citizens and S$6.00 (adult) S$3.00 (students & seniors aged 60 & above with valid ID)
  • Katrine D.
    Katrine DheereNovember 1, 2014
    Amazing museum. There're so many stories to hear through the audio guide. Definitely coming back
  • Gene Y.
    Gene YusiJuly 30, 2016
    Must visit if you live Singapore and especially if you want to find out why these people work so well!
  • James F.
    James FlanneryOctober 25, 2014
    Awesome museum. Very nicely done. A must see if you are interested in the history of Singapore
  • mpjan
    mpjanOctober 3, 2015
    The botanical illustrations in the William Farquhar Collection (2nd floor) are really nice.
  • Irene T.
    Irene TeoJuly 5, 2010
    Admission for MOE teachers is free! Just present your Civil Service Card at the ticketing counter. Local students and local seniors enjoys the same as well!
  • Lidya C.
    Lidya ChuSeptember 20, 2015
    Great place for hanging out. If you like arts of course. The glass stairs is pretty scary.
  • Katrine D.
    Katrine DheereNovember 2, 2014
    Don't miss the guided tour done by volunteers. The lovely lady was awesome.
  • refinehere
    refinehereJune 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    check out the special exhibition from time to time. you can also see bunch of collections of old singapore items as well as the history of singapore
  • Elise ❥.
    Elise ❥November 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Download the museum app. Very useful so you can snap heaps of pictures and go home and refer to the descriptions at your own time.
  • Sara C.
    Sara CoApril 2, 2015
    deserving the seal of architectural heritage. two thumbs up!!
  • Veron @ Sparklette.net
    Look out for the grey spiral staircase on the second floor near the Living Galleries. Rumored to be haunted!
  • Jess T.
    Jess ThiaOctober 7, 2016
    Surprised that kiddos whom are at curious stage of "What is this? How to use? What is it for?" are fascinated of olden days items with aid of sound / video clips in comparison to modern items.
  • Mark W.
    Mark WeeJuly 23, 2016
    Lots to see. Good food, cool aircon, super well maintained
  • Le A.
    Le AmorAugust 7, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    It's open house on 9 aug. Enjoy free activities. And also free entry to the galleries. Dun missed out on the other nhb museum coz they r free too.....!
  • Daisy M.
    Daisy MerelesJanuary 25, 2013
    World class !!!! simply world class. See the Perankan Museum too !
  • Hunt C.
    Hunt ChuaNovember 16, 2015
    Drop by and know more about colonialism. War. Japanese. British. Singapore. Malaya. History. Politics. Very interesting
  • CC T.
    CC TompkinsMay 19, 2014
    Free admission from 6pm - 8pm daily, Adult: $10, Senior
  • Ursula L.
    Ursula LiApril 29, 2013
    Free entry if you have a valid student ID (also prevails for foreign students).
  • Joan S.
    Joan S.March 11, 2010
    From the city hall MRT station, walk along the end of Stamford road then turn right to Queen street. Right at the corner is SMU. At the back of the SMU bldg is the white facade NMS.
  • Choo Yao Chuen Y.
    Choo Yao Chuen Yao ChuenNovember 25, 2014
    Could be biased coz I'm local but this is definitely the best museum in this region!
  • Mel A.
    Mel AcebedoJuly 28, 2013
    Permanent exhibits are free for Singaporeans and PRs
  • Yang S.
    Yang ShengApril 8, 2012
    Check out the permanent galleries on the 2nd Floor! They're free!
  • Jeffrey N.
    Jeffrey NingDecember 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't bring bulky stuff and mono/tri-pod or wear caps when visiting the museum.
  • XY T.
    XY TAugust 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Get free water from the water cooler on level 2 near the washrooms.
  • Benny K.
    Benny KhooSeptember 4, 2011
    There's also some Internet kiosks available should you need to check your email or do some web surfing for free.
  • Glenn V.
    Amazing light show, air dancing and fire exhibition at Singapore Night Festival
  • Mag T.
    Mag TYSeptember 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Free for Singaporeans and PR - 50 made in Singapore Exhibition.
  • ALIEN
    ALIENMay 7
    Don't miss a guided tour by one of the volunteers 💙
  • Mark A.
    Mark AJune 11
    A must see when you're in the city. Tells the story of Singapore.
  • Gizem D.
    Free guided tour was really informative ! Be there at 2!
  • Dina Abdullah E.
    Dina Abdullah EnriquezJuly 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful structure, pity the exhibits are very limited.
  • Dave C.
    Dave ChuaNovember 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Opening hours 10 am to 6 pm. Vending machines on second floor for a quick snack and drinks.
  • Yohan Gabriel L.
    Yohan Gabriel LiutamaSeptember 29, 2014
    The entry to all the galleries is $10 only.
  • P F.
    P FongSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    There's a children's play area on the top floor.
  • Jopescu T.
    Jopescu TohFebruary 16, 2011
    Great place for all 'new' Singaporeans and tourists to learn about Singapore!
  • Vito C.
    Vito ChenApril 18, 2013
    Students with valid ID get free admission! (Foreign students are eligible too)
  • Gordon L.
    Gordon LeeApril 20, 2013
    Free for students. Show your student card.
  • Tony L.
    Tony LauMarch 28, 2013
    Complete the feedback form and get a "I love Museums" lanyard!
  • Andaru D.
    Andaru DianpranayaFebruary 26, 2011
    Love the architecture of the museum! Go visit!
  • Anna T.
    Anna TatlonghariSeptember 1, 2013
    try food for thought for brunch before heading to the art floor.
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeDecember 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Finally free admission here. Good exhibits and film showcases here.
  • Ted C.
    Ted ChooJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Flea market at the museum
  • Jane V.
    Jane VenterNovember 28, 2013
    Excellent free guided tour
  • Liting L.
    Liting LimApril 9, 2016
    one stop to learn all about singapore history.
  • Ozlem T.
    Ozlem TumturkJanuary 28
    History of singapore :) and art exibit
  • VotreX T.
    VotreX TanDecember 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Many people don't know about the rear entrance.
  • Harry A.
    Harry AlversonNovember 11, 2016
    Art, history, architecture!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew C.June 13, 2015
    The current kids fest thing is great!
  • 4sq Asia
    4sq AsiaSeptember 6, 2011
    World-Class Galleries and Museums in Singapore
  • E PRamudita
    E PRamuditaAugust 29, 2014
    It's good place to take pre wedding photo shoot
  • Supara W.
    Supara WuFebruary 14, 2015
    Free entrance except the basement
  • Pakorn S.
    Pakorn SirijaratwongOctober 28, 2016
    History, museum, cool
  • Sarah I.
    Sarah IFebruary 16, 2010
    National museum is once again proving that the best way to get SGians into culture is to make it periodically free. Queue for the Egypt exhibit is 1 hr
  • Anders J.
    Interesting story about how Singapore was founded and how the country has progressed over time
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchJune 26, 2013
    At Singapore’s oldest museum (founded in 1887), be sure to visit the fashion gallery, which stages exhibits throughout the year exploring the national style throughout the country’s history.
  • lolcorporation SG
    lolcorporation SGApril 8, 2011
    Entry fee is expensive hmm, do look out for Free Entry.
  • Shiang yee W.
    Learning how Singapore and Malaysia's history is so intertwined
  • Ridhaus Sholihin R.
    Free admission for locals
  • antonia c.
    antonia chenApril 26, 2010
    NUS student get free admission! Great place to spend the afternoon :-)
  • Anthony L.
    Anthony LauJanuary 10
    Definitely shouldn't miss
  • Devashini S.
    Free admission to all galleries today
  • prw p.
    prw prrNovember 29, 2014
    Never forget the history...
  • Donald W.
    Donald WangAugust 12, 2014
    Fantastic displays!
  • Lee
    LeeOctober 31, 2010
    Wonder when got free entry again. Miss history slot!
  • abby b.
    abby barcelonaOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Its beautiful but yet scary during night time!
  • Jess T.
    Jess ThiaDecember 28, 2016
    <What Is Not Visible Is Not Invisible> (last admission to this exhibit at basement one at 6.30pm) #VisibleInvisible .
  • Natalya S.
    Natalya ShantyDecember 10, 2015
    Atmosphere is cool!
  • Nicholas G.
    Nicholas GuanAugust 14, 2011
    Vending machines can be found near the seminar rooms
  • Deepak N.
    Deepak NairOctober 13, 2013
    Calm n serene!
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel SeahAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The grass outside is nice
  • Tiong Hui
    Tiong HuiSeptember 13, 2010
    Free admission for all Full-Time National Servicemen (NSF) and students!
  • Danny Y.
    Danny YongMarch 25, 2011
    Amazing! Great place to visit!
  • Joanna d.
    Joanna de PalmaMay 30, 2016
    Very interactive!
  • Denise H.
    Denise HumAugust 8, 2011
    My favourite place in Singapore. Read more
  • Avery H.
    Avery HoFebruary 29, 2012
    Free admission on Fridays, 6pm til close.
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comOctober 17, 2011
    The oldest museum in the country, this is where you can learn about Singapore's history. Don't miss the Living Galleries for film, photography, food, and fashion. 93 Stamford Road. Opens at 10 am.
  • Hafetz
    HafetzDecember 5, 2013
    Flute bar is awesome!!
  • Ike Jannah A.
    amazing!....gr8
  • Dönałd ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ
    A great feels of walking into past of Singapore.
  • Olga B.
    Olga BApril 16, 2016
    Чудесный музей,очень рекомендую посетить!А ещё до конца мая идёт выставка "Сокровища Британского музея"-сходите обязательно!Просто потрясающе!Дух захватывает ))
  • Ben L.
    Ben LeeJanuary 24, 2014
    買了門票之後登上樓梯穿過天橋走廊到視聽展館。進入門口前工作人員會幫忙設置多媒體輔助導航平板的語言然後掛到參觀人員的脖子上。記得檢查一下電量,因爲館內展覽內容豐富,電量不足的話後期很多內容就沒得聽了。國語講述的女聲裡有李心潔喔。 Read more
  • Alexander M.
    Alexander MakarovAugust 18, 2013
    Отличная интерактивная экспозиция, с кучей материалов и фильмов.
  • 7161440
    7161440October 13, 2014
    Большой красивый музей. Есть на что посмотреть.
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