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.
Held in celebration of the 20th year since the founding of the Museum Roundtable, this exhibition brings visitors through the history of Museum Roundtable, introducing the many institutions and their collections. These range from heritage galleries and unique attractions of science and discovery in Singapore, which most Singaporeans would be familiar with. Through a diverse selection of artefacts from Museum Roundtable members, visitors can glean greater insights into Singapore’s rich and multi-faceted heritage.
Image: Tea Set marked “Made in Occupied Japan” belonging to the Aeria Family, 1952. Courtesy of Eurasian Heritage Centre.
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.
Italy: The Beauty of Knowledge presents a multi-sensory and immersive experience, spanning themes such as health, environment, space, food and nutrition, as well as cultural heritage.
This showcase by A*STAR presents a series of captivating images that reflect the influence of science in the everyday.
Join us at the National Museum this November for a line-up of exciting programmes! Complement your visit to our new exhibition, In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology with a cyanotype workshop and an exclusive curator’s tour.
Through a wide range of Polaroid artworks and artefacts, this exhibition offers insight into the story of Polaroid photography, while exploring the impact of instant photography and this social phenomenon of instantaneity on us today.