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.
In an exclusive Singapore debut, GROOVISIONS (GRV) is set to groove with its unique blend of full dimensional graphic designs. Enjoy the award winning motion graphics, innovative products and designs of one of Japan’s leading and most provocative design teams. Based in Tokyo, GROOVISIONS will be making a rare international appearance in Singapore to share their expressive talents and display retroactive designs and products. Meet the much-loved and much-talked about icon, CHAPPIE, the affable, multi-dimensional Japanese celebrity character, designed and talent managed by GROOVISIONS. Admission is free.
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.
The World Press Photo exhibition, hailed as the "Oscars" of photojournalism, returns to Singapore at the National Museum from 6 - 28 October 2018.
Enjoy family time at the National Museum of Singapore every last Saturday of the month! Our fun line-up of activities includes interactive tours, storytelling sessions, family workshops, drop-in craft activities, captivating performances, and more.