SINGAPURA: 700 Years

Exhibition Galleries 1 & 2,
10am - 6pm
Free admission for Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents Admission charges apply for international visitors.

Experience Singapore’s transformation through the ages as it went from a humble fishing village to the pride of an empire, before finally achieving the status of being an independent nation-state as it is today. This immersive exhibition brings you through a riveting exploration of Singapore’s history as you will find yourself placed right in the midst of the nation’s defining moments. The exhibition consists of six sections, Archaeology in Singapore, Ancient Singapore (1300–1818), Colonial Singapore (1819–1942), Syonan-To (1942–1945), Road to Merdeka (1946–1965) and Independent Singapore (1965–1975).


Free Guided Tours

Available daily
Various Timings
Exhibition Gallery 1, Basement

Mon - Fri 11am & 2pm
Sat & Sun 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm & 3.30pm
Mandarin ( 华语导览 )
Mon ( 星期一 ) 1.30pm
Sat & Sun ( 星期六和星期天 ) 11am & 1.30pm
Japanese ( 日本語ガイド )
Mon - Fri ( 月〜金曜日 ) 10.30am
Every first Saturday of the Month
( 第一土曜日 )
Every first Thursday of the Month 12pm

Each session is about an hour long and is limited to 15 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Interactive Storytelling Sessions for SINGAPURA: 700 Years.

Let our storytellers inspire the young ones with intriguing and colourful tales from the past! Find out more.

Family Time at the Museum

Have a blast at the museum with the whole family with this interactive activity. Team up with your young ones and complete the tasks to earn your bragging rights! 

Download the activity sheet now.

Family Time

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.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

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