A Century of Motor Racing in Singapore

Stamford Gallery,
Level 1, National Museum of Singapore
10am - 6pm

Staging the first Formula 1® night race at Marina Bay made Singapore the focus of global attention in 2008. But this is only half the narrative, as for 13 years from 1961, the Lion City also gained international attention when it hosted the Singapore Grand Prix of both car and motorbike races. In the mid-1900s, Singapore was widely regarded as the motor racing capital of Asia. Marked by the twists and turns of a World War, urban development, innovation and the individual drives of Singapore motor enthusiasts, the history of motor racing on the island is entwined with Singapore's rise as a modern city-state. Travel almost a century back to 1907 to discover the whole story of motor racing in Singapore.

Family Time

Take a trip through 700 years of Singapore's history with your little ones with our Family Time Guide to find out how life in this Lion City has changed over the centuries. On your journey, you will meet various historical figures as well as landmark objects in each phase of Singapore's history. Explore how people from different communities used to live, their aspirations and how they helped shape the Singapore we see today.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

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