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 first realised project under the Ignite series, Imagining a Geographical Presence is an exhibition that draws upon the history of mapping, specifically restored maps of Singapore from 1819 to 1965. In 2001, Joon Kiat received a Shell-National Arts Council scholarship to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts at Kent Institute of Art and Design, United Kingdom. He has also received other scholarships such as Ericsson and Georgette Chen Scholarships. Free Admission.
IGNITE: Creative Talent Platform This programme features projects selected from the Museum's open call platform that provides space and support for local talents from all genres to create distinctive work inspired by history and heritage. Selected talents are given access to the Museum's facilities, research and collections over a period of time, for incubation and project development before a public presentation.
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.