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.
Drop-In Craft Activities
22 Jun, Sat | 11am - 5pm | GT Foyer, Basement Level
Drop by our craft stations and create your own "kueh" which are commonly enjoyed during Hari Raya, learn about the popular kueh tart (pineapple tart) and kueh bangkit, as lesser-known treats like kueh semprit and kueh makmur. Turn your creation into a magnet or pin to pair with your favourite lunch bag!
This activity is held in conjunction with the Packaging Matters exhibition.
Live Music Performance
22 Jun, Sat | 2.30pm - 2.45pm & 3.15pm - 3.45pm | The Platform, Level 2
Enjoy popular Hari Raya tunes and a graceful performance by Atrika Dance Company, and participate in their audience interaction segment to stand a chance to win a limited-edition museum merchandise!
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!