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
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.
Stay tuned for more details.
* Visitors will receive $10 Ya Kun Kaya Toast vouchers upon completion of the activities. Visitors may visit any participating Ya Kun Kaya Toast store to redeem the toast set before the voucher expires.
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.
'Tis the season to be jolly!
It's beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas! Enjoy a cosy day out at the National Museum with your family and friends, with carolling, talks, workshops, storytelling sessions and more!
Experience old world wisdom through the digital lens of today, as early Chinese and Pacific Island cosmology inspires New Zealand arts laureate Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts to present Astrolabe – whakaterenga (meaning “to launch, float” in Maori).
This exhibition is the second of the three-part series about the lives of women in Singapore.
Conducted by the National Museum of Singapore’s Care Facilitators, this tour seeks to enable seniors, persons with dementia and their care partners to have an enjoyable time at the museum, and to explore artefacts and stories from yesteryears that they might be familiar with.