On Wednesday 12 October 1887 at 5pm, the 14th Governor of the Straits Settlements, Sir Frederick Weld, ceremoniously opened the Raffles Library and Museum at Stamford Road. At the time, the museum was established to spur intellectual inquiry in the region. It grew alongside the country, survived the Japanese Occupation and has transformed into a socio-history and cultural institution that is well-loved by many. Today, the National Museum of Singapore is the oldest of its kind in Singapore, and continues to excite and inspire visitors with its innovative ways of presenting history and the national collection.
This 13 & 14 October, celebrate the 131st birthday of one of Singapore’s beloved and iconic cultural institutions! Discover the National Museum through “dialogues” with artefacts in engaging theatrical acts! Enjoy live music performances, building tours, craft activities, delectable food offerings and more as you reacquaint yourself with the National Museum of Singapore.