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.
This exhibition explores the world of food packaging in Singapore, from the early bottling and canning factories in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, to the light industries of the 1960s - 1970s when food was manufactured in factories.
Join us at the National Museum this April for a line-up of exciting programmes! Complement your visit to our new exhibition, Packaging Matters: Singapore's Food Packaging Story from the Early 20th Century with our LSOH programme and an exclusive curator’s tour.
Moving Memories presents seven of Yip Yew Chong’s life-sized murals which seek to express the romance of “places and moments… that blend sights, sounds, smell and tastes”.
Mark your calendars with these dates and bring the whole family, from toddlers to grandparents alike, to discover Singapore’s rich social history together!