Visit the nation’s oldest museum, the National Museum of Singapore, that seeks to inspire the world with its intriguing stories and historic facts about Singapore. Its history dates back to 1849, when it first started as a section of a library at the Singapore Institution. After several relocations, redevelopment projects, and changes in name, it finally moved to its permanent site at Stamford Road in 1887, with the name recognised by most today: the National Museum of Singapore.
Not only is this Singapore’s oldest museum, but it is also a progressive showcase of Singaporean history, culture, and art. As you stand amidst a darkened space, you’ll be surrounded by stirring symphonies and a video montage displaying everyday life in Singapore. And that’s just the beginning. Walk through the museum to discover centuries worth of history: explore the permanent and temporary exhibitions to learn all about this fascinating country in a compelling narrative. You’ll be taken by the neo-classical building, with its modernist extension of glass and metal. Further, a dynamic range of events are hosted here: from festivals to film screenings, you’ll see it all!
Here are some of the must-visit permanent collections of the Museum:
Here are some of the exciting temporary collections of the Museum this year:
Book your ticket to the National Museum of Singapore for a day of exploring over 1,700 artifacts preserved through Singaporean history. Multiple informative and fun exhibitions are hosted by the museum, helping you learn about Singapore’s history: from its inception to everyday life now. This historic building holds artifacts dating back to the 1880s! With this ticket, you get to witness state-of-the-art technology in displays, exhibitions (both temporary and permanent), screenings, talks, festivals, and more.
Singapore citizens, permanent residents, and children aged 6yrs and under (of any nationality) enjoy free admission. Make sure you carry a valid photo ID along with you.
National Museum of Singapore Address: 93, Stamford Road, Singapore 178897.
Bus: The closest bus stops are the YMCA bus stop, Singapore Management University (SMU), & Stamford Road bus stop. Bus lines 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 64, 65, 77, 106, 111, 124, 128, 139, 162, 162m, 167, 171, 174, 174e, 175, 190, 700, 700A, 972 will bring you here.
MRT: The closest subway stations are Bencoolen Station, Bras Basah Station, Dhoby Ghaut Station & City Hall Station, all brisk walks to the museum. Metro lines L1 & L3 will bring you here.
Yes, it is. The museum has rules and regulations in place to ensure the safety of its visitors. It is also advised to book online reservations for safety reasons.
In light of COVID-19, multiple health and safety measures have been enforced. It is advised to book your tickets online. It is mandatory that visitors wear masks that cover their nose and face throughout their entire visit; they will also be subject to temperature checks by thermal scanners before entry. Individuals are required to enter only during their chosen time slot.
Yes. You can book your National Museum of Singapore tickets online; digital reservations are recommended for all.
It is recommended the National Museum of Singapore during the week or in the morning to beat crowds.
Your National Museum of Singapore ticket gives you access to all areas accessible by the public (including temporary and permanent exhibitions).
Exhibition captions are available in English, Mandarin, Malay, and Tamil.
This ticket to the National Museum of Singapore can be cancelled up to 24 hours before the schedule for a full refund.
Yes, discounted tickets are available for Singapore citizens, permanent residents, and children aged 6yrs and under (of any nationality). Make sure you carry a valid photo ID along with you.
Still photography for private, non-commercial use as a visitor to the Museum is allowed.
Flash photography and the use of tripods are strictly prohibited inside the museum.
Video filming is only allowed with authorisation from the National Museum of Singapore.
Yes, the museum is wheelchair accessible.
Yes, you may rent manual wheelchairs at the museum, available at the Visitor Services counter at a first-come, first-served basis.
The National Museum of Singapore is located on Stamford road, Singapore 178897.
Yes, the museum is easily accessible by public transport. It can be reached by bus or metro. You can even drive to the museum if needed as parking is available.