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.
From the iconic dragon playgrounds of the 1970s to today’s modern, inclusive and community-built versions, playgrounds have played a part in our collective experience of growing up in Singapore.
Explore different playground surfaces, examine the original blueprints of the iconic mosaic playgrounds, and discover how we have defined our playgrounds, not only in terms of physical boundaries and equipment but also in terms of their place and meaning in society. You can also hear from people who have built (and are building) these playgrounds, design your own, and contribute to the building of the National Museum of Singapore’s very own playground!
The More We Get Together is an exhibition developed by the National Museum of Singapore in collaboration with the Housing and Development Board.
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.
Life Underground invites visitors on a journey through the subways of the world and into the personal stories of their passengers.
Conducted by the National Museum of Singapore’s Care Facilitators, this tour seeks to enable seniors, persons with dementia and their care partners to have an enjoyable time at the museum, and to explore artefacts and stories from yesteryears that they might be familiar with.
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.