Ship Replica AONW

An Old New World Programmes

21 Sep 2019 - 29 Mar 2020
11am - 6pm
Free
There's something for everyone in this exciting line-up of programmes! Celebrate important occasions with us, hear from our curators and speakers about interesting topics related to the exhibition, An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s-1819 and participate in programmes specially designed for youth, families and children.
Deepavali Celebrations


Deepavali Open House

Sat, 19 Oct | 10.30am – 5pm

The National Museum of Singapore invites you to celebrate the Festival of Lights with us! Enjoy melodic tunes presented by our performers, a special workshop, and even create a keepsake to take home with you!

LSOH Sea of Cloth


A Lighter Side of History: Sea of Cloth – The Journey of Sari to Singapore

Sat, 19 October | Two show timings at 2pm – 4pm or 7pm – 9pm | The Salon, Level 1

As part of the Singapore Bicentennial commemorations, the non-profit organisation Singapore Indian Theatre & Film Explorers (SITFE) will be staging a cross-disciplinary production, titled SEA OF CLOTH – The Journey of Sari to Singapore at the National Museum of Singapore. This 80-min historical fiction production will pay homage to the textile industry and unravel stories that span across three time periods. SEA OF CLOTH will unearth the beauty of sari and its impact on Singapore’s history, her landscape, identity, cultures and  trade.

Limited spaces available. $32 per pax. Click here to register!

Image courtesy of SITFE.

John Miksic


Historia SG: Singapore’s Role in the Silk Road of the Sea with Professor John Miksic

Fri, 25 October | 7.30pm

This talk will discuss Singapore’s position as a small node in a great network of ports in the 14th century, and highlight aspects of Singapore’s modern identity which were already established during that period.

Limited spaces available. $5 per pax includes light refreshments. Click here to register!

Nightfall thumbnail


National Museum: Nightfall

Sat, 26 Oct | 7.30pm till late | The Canyon, Basement Level

Join us for an exciting youth-oriented night set in 17th-century Singapore! Explore our special exhibition, An Old New World – and the world of natural history, sea voyages and new landscapes – after hours, as you gather clues and complete tasks to win prizes, while enjoying food, music and shopping at our late-night marketplace.

Presented by the National Museum’s Youth Panel.

Registration required. Please check here for updates.

Storytellling inner page
Storytelling Sessions: Orang Laut Tales by MoonShadow Stories

23 November & 21 December | 2pm & 3.30pm: I Smell Treasure!
Exhibition Galleries, Basement Level | Free |  Ages 4 – 8

Climb on board our magnificent ship deck, and discover An Old New World through the eyes of some of Singapura’s earliest inhabitants, the Orang Laut. Be enthralled by the seafaring life of these skilled sailors and navigators who guided trading ships through the Straits waterways, and try your hand at making your own paper boat!

I Smell Treasure!
Join us for stories of aromatic spices, poisonous blowpipes and fighting pirates!

Limited to 25 children per session on a first come, first served basis.

Past Programmes

[FULLY REDEEMED!] -  RSVP and visit An Old New World exhibition during the opening weekend (21 or 22 September 2019) to receive a tea infuser featuring an image of a Malayan tapir inspired by the National Museum's prized William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings.


Storytelling Sessions: Orang Laut Tales by MoonShadow Stories 

21 & 22 September | 2pm & 3.30pm: Like A Fish

Drop-in Craft Activities
21 & 22 September, 12 & 13 October, 23 November, 21 December | 10.30am – 12.30pm & 2pm – 5pm


Curator Tour [FULLY SUBSCRIBED]
Thurs, 3 October | 7.30pm - 8.30pm | Exhibition Galleries, Basement Level

A Lighter Side of History: Tasting The Tradewinds with Christopher Tan [FULLY SUBSCRIBED]
Sat, 5 October | 2pm – 3:30pm | The Salon, Level 1

National Museum’s 132nd Anniversary Celebrations 
12 & 13 October | 11am – 6pm

Celebrate our 132nd birthday with us and be transported back to the sights, sounds and smells of an old port city! Explore a marketplace with delectable food offerings or be an artisan for a day with our craft workshops, and bring home something old, something new…

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!

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum metus velit, ultricies sit amet odio in, sodales tempor sapien. In venenatis blandit augue a faucibus.