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.
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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

Deepavali Open House
Sat, 19 Oct | 10.30am – 5pm

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


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

Fri, 25 October | 7.30pm

National Museum: Nightfall
Sat, 26 Oct | 7.30pm till late | The Canyon, Basement Level

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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