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.
Curator Tour

Curator Tour
Thu, 5 Mar | 7.30pm – 8.30pm | Exhibition Galleries, Basement Level

Join our curator, Daniel Tham, on an exclusive tour of An Old New World, as he gives you special insight into the objects on display, and a behind-the-scenes look on how the exhibition came together.

Limited spaces available. $15 per pax for the tour. Visit aonw-tour3.peatix.com for registration. 

Boat Model

A Lighter Side of History: From Crates to Containers – The Evolution of Maritime Technology
Sat, 14 Mar | 2pm – 3pm | The Salon, Level 1

Ahoy intrepid sailors! The technology required for sailing and navigating the high seas has changed dramatically over the last 500 years. Singapore has benefitted enormously from these advancements in maritime technology over the centuries in terms of volume and frequency of trade.

In this presentation by Captain Frederick Francis, learn about the transformation of sailing, and listen to his personal experience of commanding and navigating large container ships through some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world such as the Straits of Malacca and the Singapore Strait.

Limited spaces available. $5 per pax includes a presentation, the viewing of maritime artefacts from the speaker’s collection, and light snacks. Visit lsoh-maritime.peatix.com for registration.

Image: Model of Malay coastal vessel, courtesy of the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Past Programmes

HistoriaSG: In Service of John Company: Life in the English East India Company in Asia (c.1800s) [FULLY SUBSCRIBED]
Thu, 13 Feb | 7.30pm – 8.30pm

A Lighter Side of History: An Old New World: Caring for the Past in the Present, with the Heritage Conservation Centre
Sat, 22 Feb | 2pm – 3.30pm

HistoriaSG: Banten, The Forgotten Kingdom with Lim Chen Sian
Thu, 9 Jan | 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Imagining the East Indies with Daniel Tham
Thu, 16 Jan | 7.30pm – 8.30pm

The Story of Gin, An Old Modern Drink by Tanglin Gin [FULLY SUBSCRIBED]
Sat, 18 Jan | 2pm – 3.30pm

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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