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.
What are the opportunities for students to discover the joy of learning History, Art, National Education and other disciplines at the National Museum of Singapore (NMS)?
The museum has enhanced and refreshed its programmes to offer students a variety of opportunities to discover Singapore’s history and culture – through investigation, engagement of senses and conversations – and to relate them to present-day issues.
Explore the tabs below for more information about our new programme offerings from 2019, or download our Education Programmes (2019) booklet here for the full programme listing for 2019.
From 2019, schools can arrange for their visit to start as early as 9am in the months of March, May and July!
To plan for a school visit to the museum, click here for more information.
To sign up for one of our school programmes listed below, or to receive updated information on our programmes, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the early learning resources and programmes that are tied to the Nurturing Early Learners (NEL) framework.
Choose a series of interactive workshops and engaging programmes that complement the Social Studies curriculum.
Learn more about our programmes and initiatives that are suitable for historical investigation and national education. Be part of our new Museum-based Learning programme that is designed for students to take charge of their learning as they explore the topic of a sense of belonging.
SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION
Find out more about our resources, tools and programmes to help students engage with the National Collection in developmentally-appropriate ways, and to develop a sense of curiosity and enjoyment surrounding museum visits.
RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
Discover ways to make students excited about their learning at the museum, and download resources to support your school visit to the museum.
PLANNING A SCHOOL GROUP VISIT
More information on planning for a school visit to the museum with ease.
SCHOOL PROGRAMME BOOKINGS
More information on how to book a school programme with the National Museum.
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.
Will Pragmatism Undermine Singapore’s National Identity?
The National Museum presents "The Future is Today: Climate Change and the Power of Nature" in conjunction with the Singapore Night Festival 2019. This visual art showcase features a series of immersive and engaging contemporary art installations by both local and international artists, highlighting the global issue of climate change and the importance of sustainability.
Experience the Labour Movement’s story, intertwined with Singapore’s history, as it makes its way into the future. From the struggles during the pre and post-independence days of Singapore to the triumphant moments of our common history, witness how the Labour Movement evolved into the modern movement it has become today.
This exhibition explores the world of food packaging in Singapore, from the early bottling and canning factories in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, to the light industries of the 1960s - 1970s when food was manufactured in factories.