National Museum of Singapore

Posted on May 6, 2019
LocationCivic District

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National Museum of Singapore

Getting there, what to see, food

The National Museum of Singapore is by far the country’s oldest museum. However, it prides itself for remaining young and creative, opting to deliver a more unconventional museum experience. It is a cultural and architectural symbol in Singapore, playing host to a variety of events and festivals all year round.

The recently restored wing features very delightful stained glass architecture. The NMS prides itself on looking both modern and classical simultaneously. Once housing the Raffles museum and library, this history-rich 19th century neo-classical building is a sight to behold.

The National Museum of Singapore focuses on the history, culture and glory of Singapore over the years, with some galleries like the history gallery recounting the years all the way back to the 14th century. At certain times of the year, special exhibitions will be showcased, where admission and guided tours at particular times are entirely free. For viewing of the permanent galleries, a small admission cost will have to be borne.

Opening Hours

Singapore History Galleries 10am-6pm daily.
Singapore Living Galleries 10am-8pm daily (free admission after 6pm)


How to get to National Museum of Singapore

MRT Train, Taxi

From Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, the museum is a 5-minute walk away.


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Drive yourself to National Museum of Singapore

Why not hire a car while you’re in Singapore and visit the National Museum of Singapore in your own time. Roads are easy to follow and great to drive on. Hire cars are modern. Tourists can drive using a valid foreign licence and an International Driving Permit (IDP), issued in your home country. If you come from one of the Asian Nations you can drive in Singapore without an international permit.

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Map of The National Museum of Singapore


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