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.
Take a walk down memory lane with singer Hillary Francis in July’s edition of A Lighter Side of History. Enjoy his live rendition of popular hits from the 1950s to 1970s, including international classics covered by local bands such as The Quests, Naomi & The Boys and The Sandboys, as well as local compositions and folk songs that are cherished to this day.
About the Singer
Singer and songwriter Hillary Francis was the lead singer and drummer in two established local bands: The Sandboys in the 1960s and The Blackjacks in the 1970s. His composition "Candlelight" was released in 1969 with The Sandboys. In 1975, he made his international debut representing Singapore as a finalist at the prestigious World Popular Song Festival in Budokan, Tokyo. Hillary has released three charity albums to date and is still active in the local music scene.
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.
Mark your calendars with these dates and bring the whole family, from toddlers to grandparents alike, to discover Singapore’s rich social history together!
Learn more about the dark history of comfort women during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore in our February edition of HistoriaSG.
Co-presented by the National Museum of Singapore and The Ryan Foundation, Unhomed Belongings presents artworks by two creative minds, Lucy Liu from the United States and Shubigi Rao from Singapore.
The museum has refreshed its programmes to offer students a variety of opportunities to discover Singapore's history and culture - through investigation, engagement of senses and conversations - and to relate them to present-day issues. Click here to find out more about the various learning opportunities at the museum!