Programme

Packaging Matters Opening Weekend Special!

Various Venues
11am - 6pm
Free Admission
6 April 2019 & 7 April 2019
Packaging Matters Opening Weekend Special!
This April to September, explore the complex history of food packaging in Singapore at the National Museum of Singapore’s new exhibition, Packaging Matters: Singapore’s Food Packaging Story from the Early 20th Century. Discover compelling stories of the pioneers and players that have shaped this history, and learn about the future of packaging and eco-friendly practices towards reducing our environmental footprint. Join us for a fun-filled weekend of activities to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, as part of the Singapore Heritage Festival!
Food and Craft Market

Food and Craft Market
11am – 6pm | Glass Atrium, Level 2

Enjoy delicious treats and pick up eco-friendly food containers and products at our Food and Craft Market. Plus, look out for discounts at selected stores when you BYO containers!

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Film Screenings and Indoor Picnic
12pm – 6pm | The Salon, Level 1

Catch screenings of Royston Tan’s Old Friends as well as selected finalists from the Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition 2018 throughout the day. Enjoy an indoor picnic while discovering the personal stories of the people who produce retail and consume food in Singapore's shifting heritage food landscape.


Craft activities opening weekend

Drop-in Craft Activities
11am – 5pm | Various locations

Spark your creativity with fun craft activities for all ages! Design your unique brand with your family, print on a tote bag, or try your hand at upcycling with glass bottles.

Glass bottles are generously supported by BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken

Timmy & Tammy Singapore Hawker Food

Timmy & Tammy Discover Singapore Hawker Food – Storytelling by author Lianne Ong
2pm & 3.30pm | Stamford Gallery, Level 1

Discover some favourite hawker dishes and popular ingredients in this engaging children's storytelling session with our author Lianne Ong!
Recommended for ages 4–8

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Live Music Performances
Various timings | The Platform, Level 2

Join us for live music performances by talented young musicians on and around our Red Steinway Piano!

Sat, 6 Apr | 1.30pm: Boon Lay Garden Primary School
Sun, 7 Apr | 2.30pm & 4pm: Voices of Singapore

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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