Discover Singapore’s Past

If you haven’t visited the National Museum of Singapore, it is high time to visit it and rekindle your past. The national museum is the oldest museum in the country. There was a time that the museum was closed because of major improvements. The government spent millions of dollars to restore the glory of the museum. Here’s what you need to know about the National Museum:



The National Museum houses eleven prized artefacts. You will see the Singapore Stone, Gold Ornaments of the Sacred Hill, Peranakan coffin cover, Xin Sai Le, portrait of Shenton Thomas and Frank Athelstane Swettenham and many others.


The improvements paved way to a brighter and better museum. The museum has resource centers, classrooms or lecture rooms, souvenir shops, fine dining restaurants, cafes, auditorium, elevators and escalators.

Getting there

There are many ways to get there. You can bring your car or motorcycle but be reminded that there is a limited area. It will surely take all your time looking for the spot. It is convenient to take a taxi, bus or MRT.  Taxis will bring you to the museum right away. But if in this case you decide to take the bus, you can wait at the YMCA or SMU bus stop. If you want to take the MRT, make sure to reach the Bras Basah, Dhoby Ghaut and City Hall MRT stations.


Admission charges

Know that the admission to the museum building is free but fees are collected for special galleries and exhibitions. For locals (kids below 6, students and seniors), you will pay nothing. For adult tourists, S$10.00 is required. For students and senior tourists,  S$5.00 is asked.

Operating hours

For Singapore History Gallery, they are open from 10 am to 6pm every day. For Singapore Living Galleries, they are open from 10am to 8pm every day.