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.
What does it take to keep our country safe, our people united, and our future secure? On the 30th anniversary of Total Defence, we reaffirm the important role that Singaporeans play in keeping Singapore strong. TD 30: An Experiential Showcase is an interactive exhibition that presents insightful and honest perspectives on how Singaporeans from different walks of life make meaning of Total Defence in their daily lives. It may not always be easy, and the future may not always be certain. But as long as we stay together and do not give up, the Singapore Story will live on.
For the full line-up of events do visit the Total Defence 2014 site
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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.
Mark your calendars with these dates and bring the whole family, from toddlers to grandparents alike, to discover Singapore’s rich social history together!
Learn more about the dark history of comfort women during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore in our February edition of HistoriaSG.
Co-presented by the National Museum of Singapore and The Ryan Foundation, Unhomed Belongings presents artworks by two creative minds, Lucy Liu from the United States and Shubigi Rao from Singapore.
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!