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National Museum of Singapore

The National Museum of Singapore is by far the country’s oldest museum.

National Museum of Singapore

The National Museum of Singapore is by far the country’s oldest museum. However, it prides itself on 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 the permanent galleries, a small admission cost will have to be borne.

Opening hours Singapore history galleries 10 am-6 pm daily.

How to get to National Museum of Singapore

From dhoby ghaut MRT station, the museum is a 5-minute walk away.

Why not hire a car while you’re in Singapore, this is a great option and gives you the freedom to go everywhere 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 license 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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