The front block of the museum building dates back to 1887. It features an elegant neo-Palladian design, a European style of architecture characterised by a highly symmetrical façade and the use of pediments above windows.
The National Museum of Singapore is the nation’s oldest museum that seeks to inspire with stories of Singapore and the world. Its history dates back to 1887 when it opened on Stamford Road as the Raffles Library and Museum.
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This exhibition explores the world of food packaging in Singapore, from the early bottling and canning factories in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, to the light industries of the 1960s - 1970s when food was manufactured in factories.
Join us at the National Museum this April for a line-up of exciting programmes! Complement your visit to our new exhibition, Packaging Matters: Singapore's Food Packaging Story from the Early 20th Century with our LSOH programme and an exclusive curator’s tour.
Moving Memories presents seven of Yip Yew Chong’s life-sized murals which seek to express the romance of “places and moments… that blend sights, sounds, smell and tastes”.
Mark your calendars with these dates and bring the whole family, from toddlers to grandparents alike, to discover Singapore’s rich social history together!
Since 2010, Wallpaper* has commissioned the best creatives and manufacturers to create original, one-off luxury items for its annual showcase. For the 2019 edition, eight Singapore-based designers have been commissioned by Wallpaper* to be part of this exhibition. Their creations will debut at the Singapore Design Week, followed by the Milan Design Week.
The museum has refreshed its programmes to offer students a variety of opportunities to discover Singapore's history and culture - through investigation, engagement of senses and conversations - and to relate them to present-day issues. Click here to find out more about the various learning opportunities at the museum!
Step into the newly refreshed Goh Seng Choo gallery and explore the world of magic and supernatural beliefs as practised by traditional Southeast Asian societies.
Singapore Rhapsodies at National Museum is a bi-weekly music series that invites aspiring young musicians, students and music interest groups to showcase original self-compositions or popular Singapore songs on a unique Red Steinway concert grand piano.
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