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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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Beautiful building with very comprehensive display of Singapore history.

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... read more

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Wellington, New Zealand
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56 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday 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 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 4 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 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank Daryl S
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is reminiscent of London's National Art Gallery on the outside. Inside it has great exhibitions of Singapore from when it was first settled by Westerners. We got a great understanding of its history from the paintings

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Derry, United Kingdom
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I visited the National Museum of Singapore with a friend. It was a really amazing experience. We learnt so much about the history of Singapore. The video of Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew announcing the independence of Singapore was really moving. He truly made Singapore the amazing city it is now.

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Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit here far exceeded our expectations. The exhibits were well displayed and very modern with interactive elements. The museum provides an incredibly interesting history of the evolution of Singapore into the success of a nation it is today. Highly recommend a visit here.

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