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“Great way to learn about Singapore”

National Museum of Singapore
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Ranked #24 of 854 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 9 August 2012

We did a guided tour when we first arrived in Singapore in 2009. Had a wonderful local guy who gave us so much information. We loved the Farquhar Botanical print collection and the special exhibits such as Pompeii and the Egyptian mummies made being members worthwhile. The outdoor movies were also favorites for us. The Elvis impersonator after they screened Viva Las Vegas was hysterical.

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Reviewed 6 August 2012

This museum is housed in an amazing building. It is well done, but not as good for kids. During Children's Month and Heritage Festival week, they have children's activities, but overall, not as well done as ACM for kids.

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Reviewed 6 August 2012

This is definitely one of the best museum in Southeast Asia. Great display, shows how serious the Government of Singapore take care of its culture:). It's equipped with thechnology, so you don not need a tour guide actually. The history of Singapore is well explained and concise. Just step on the pointed spot, then the machine will tell you all about the display. My favourite was the art section (music n movie) and the gender part:).

Thank c0sm0p0litangirl
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

I really liked this museum. It has some very interesting displays about Singapore and the region in general. The historical account of Singapore is particularly interesting as it is a remarkable success story that has unfolded only since the end of WWII.

Thank Debbie K
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

Spend a few hour here, you will not regret it, you would understand what Singapore is all about, such a small country, with mixed culture. Great entertaining with their permanent exhibition of Singapore culture, history. They let you choose ways to explore their history - through event (by the book) or through a personal path (by a person), almost like you were there.

Thank amergency
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