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04 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
Various Venues
4 Aug - 26 Aug
10am - 7pm
Free with General Admission
DigiMuse Presents unveils the awarded projects from the inaugural DigiMuse Open Call that bring to life the possibilities of blending history, art and technology. Visitors can discover hidden stories and learn more about the fascinating artefacts at the National Museum of Singapore through a wide range of prototype projects. These include new experiences in immersive reality, dynamic conversations enabled by artificial intelligence, and many more!
Clark, quay, habour, history

A Harbour of History by 360VR Asia

Search for historical figures hidden in a gigapixel map of modern-day Singapore, and find out more about the lives of these inspiring individuals.

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An Excavation Through Time by iMMERSiVELY
Mon - Fri: 10am to 2pm
Sat & Sun: 10am to 7pm

Team up to dig for buried artefacts from Singapore’s Temasek period! An Excavation Through Time is a virtual reality experience that incorporates locally excavated artefacts from the National Museum’s and Asian Civilisations Museum’s collections.

Museum, Guide, Experiential

Museum Experiential Guide by Digimagic and Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media
Mon to Fri: 10am to 2pm
Sat & Sun: 10am to 7pm

Travel back in time on an interactive journey with our augmented reality Museum Experiential Guide at the Crown Colony section of the Singapore History Gallery!

Baelf, Design, 3D

Beeing Human by Baëlf Design

View the outfits and accessories in the Life in Singapore: Modern Colony gallery through a digital lens! Traditional dresses and Peranakan accessories are re-interpreted and created with digital 3D-printing technology, offering a glimpse into how Singapore’s fashion might look like in the future.

Hello, Holo

Project Insight by HelloHolo
Mon to Fri: 3pm to 7pm
Sat & Sun: 10am to 7pm

Take on the role of a conservator with the help of the HoloLens – you can learn about the conservation process, and try your hand at conserving the painting in mixed reality.


Multiplicity, App

Multiplicity by Big Red Button

Discover different viewpoints from historical characters through the Multiplicity app and form your own conclusion at the end of the experience.

Ask, William

Ask William by Unified Inbox

Snap a photo of a drawing from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings, WhatsApp or Facebook it to William, and see what he has to say about it!

This project is also showcased at the exhibition Siapa Nama Kamu? Art in Singapore Since the 19th Century at National Gallery Singapore.

Playground Masters: A Hackathon for Teens by National Museum of Singapore and It Takes An Island

In response to The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030 exhibition, a hackathon was organised for teens to ideate new and better inclusive playground experiences. Check out their creative process and results in this showcase.


Heritage Granny by National Heritage Board and Bus Uncle Company

Chat with Heritage Granny on all things history, heritage and culture! She’s a bit forgetful so please bear with her memory lapse. Also, if you see where she left her glasses please let her know!

Heritage, Granny

Family Time

Visit our permanent galleries with your little ones and play spot-the-artefact! Our colourful Early Learning Resources introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts according to the themes of Numbers, Colours, and ABCs. Available at $8 per set from the Museum Label shop. For more children's activity booklets, click here.

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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An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s–1819

This exhibition tells lesser-known stories of Singapore's history 200 years before the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles, as part of the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration.

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There's something for everyone in this exciting line-up of programmes! Celebrate important occasions with us, hear from our curators and speakers about interesting topics related to the exhibition, An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s-1819 and participate in programmes specially designed for youth, families and children.

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LED Wall, opposite The Salon, 10am - 7pm
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