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.
Complimentary Toast Set | 10am – 5pm [FULLY REDEEMED]
Christmas Giveaway! Stand a chance to walk away with Ya Kun Kaya Toast vouchers when you visit us on 21 Dec.
All you have to do is spot some artefacts and get a stamp from our staff stationed at the artefact areas to redeem $10 worth of Ya Kun Kaya Toast vouchers.
* Visitors will receive $10 Ya Kun Kaya Toast vouchers upon completion of the activities. Visitors may visit any participating Ya Kun Kaya Toast Singapore store to redeem the toast set before the voucher expire. While stocks last.
2.30pm | Rotunda, Level 1
3pm | Entrance of Singapore History Gallery, Level 1
3.30pm | The Platform, Level 2
Bring your family and friends and enjoy popular Christmas tunes by carollers from The Crescendos, a group of youths who aspire to bring good choral music from diverse genres and cultures to people of all ages. Be sure to catch them at one of the venues and witness this age-old tradition of spreading joy and the Christmas spirit through song.
A Lighter Side of History: A Flavourful Christmas
10.30am – 11.30am | Seminar Room, Level 2 | $5 per participant | Age 13 and above
Join us for a delightful session with Ida Cecil, who will share her Eurasian family traditions, personal stories of how their Christmas celebrations have changed over the years, and delectable Eurasian dishes that her family prepares and feasts on during this festive period.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about Ida’s family recipes for curry debal, fruit cake and sugee cake, which she has remembered by heart.
Limited spaces available. $5 per pax, includes a presentation, printed copies of three Eurasian family recipes and light festive refreshments.
Visit https://flavourfulchristmas.peatix.com/ to register.
Ida is a passionate baker who learnt her culinary skills from her mother and grandmother. She enjoys hosting themed parties and is an avid baker and cake decorator. In 2015, Ida was the first prize winner at the Simply Her Magazine Birthday Baking Challenge held at the Suntec Convention Hall. Her forte is Eurasian cuisine, with some adaptation of Western, Italian, Malay and Indian dishes.
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.
This talk by Research Fellow Dr Emily Soon explores the Shakespearean threads within Singapore’s multicultural history, tracing how people in Singapore engaged with Shakespeare as the island transitioned from being a British colony to an independent Southeast Asian state.
The Hollandse School celebrates their Centennial Anniversary in Singapore with an exhibition titled, Capturing A Century. Singaporean artist duo OH! and Dutch artist Frances Alleblas will create an immersive and interactive installation that features old and new images of the Hollandse School in Singapore projected onto a life-sized digital kaleidoscope.
Singapore is one of the safest countries in the world. However, our relative peace and calm should not be taken for granted. We invite you to join us in our travel back in time to 200 years ago, when the Police was only a 12-man team, and how we have evolved against dynamic threats to keep Singapore safe and secure.
Mark your calendars with these dates and bring the whole family, from toddlers to grandparents alike, to discover Singapore’s rich social history together!