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Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of...

With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation's oldest museum with a progressive mind. Its galleries adopt cutting-edge and multi-perspective ways of presenting history and culture to redefine conventional museum experience. A cultural and architectural landmark in Singapore, the Museum hosts innovative festivals and events all year round-the dynamic Night Festival, visually arresting art installations, as well as amazing performances and film screenings-in addition to presenting thought-provoking exhibitions involving critically important collections of artefacts. The programming is supported by a wide range of facilities and services including F&B, retail and a Resource Centre. The National Museum of Singapore re-opened in December 2006 after a three-year redevelopment, and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012. The Museum refreshed its permanent galleries and re-opened them on 19 September 2015 for Singapore's Golden Jubilee.

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Looking for the BattleBox and found this first!

We had been advised to visit the BattleBox and while we were on our way we saw this museum so thought we would check it out. Fascinating museum with many interesting exhibits. A... read more

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had been advised to visit the BattleBox and while we were on our way we saw this museum so thought we would check it out. Fascinating museum with many interesting exhibits. A beautiful building , walking around is a delight , with so much information we could have stayed longer. E were advised to leave by the back door... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The places was a must visit when you come to Singapore! They had fascinating exhibitions from the life of the citizen and the history of the country. The nice things was black dome room with LED and lights for making night jungle effect! You can take a nap inside hehe. And if you are into taking pictures, this place is... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

show-casing Singapore development for the past 700 years. the period of japan invasion was always being forgotten. suggest to join the free tour guide.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent two hours here and could have easily spent more. Detailed displays recounting the history of Singapore. Really worth going up to the second level where we were entranced by the moving crystal "chandelier" - and then to the Glass Rotunda with a magical display spiralling down to the ground floor. Could have gone through again but time did... More 

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Penrith, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum has a fascinating exhibition detailing the interesting history and development of Singapore into the impressive city state that it now is. You can use your Singapore Air boarding pass to get a discount at this venue.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great showing of Singapores history, very informative, but not a huge museum. Takes an 11/2 hrs to go around worth the time if you are interested in the origin and establishment of Singapore

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very happy we visited this place as we knew little, to nothing about the history of Singapore. The displays were interesting and informative and well-presented. The museum itself was not intuitive but is quite pleasant to wander around and enjoy.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent museum showing the history of Singapore as well as some contemporary art. Loved the glass rotunda.

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Bangalore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great architecture. A nice cafe for a break. Not outstanding for the region and printed materials very limited.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole city is amazing and this museum is not an exception, lets you get a glance of the history behind Singapur and experience a couple of exhibitions that use technology to transmit a sensorial experience

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