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 1 January 2019, schools can arrange for their visit to start as early as 9am!
To plan for self-guided visits 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.
Take a trip through 700 years of Singapore's history with your little ones with our Family Time Guide to find out how life in this Lion City has changed over the centuries. On your journey, you will meet various historical figures as well as landmark objects in each phase of Singapore's history. Explore how people from different communities used to live, their aspirations and how they helped shape the Singapore we see today.
Mark your calendars with these dates and bring the whole family, from toddlers to grandparents alike, to discover Singapore’s rich social history together!
Catch our special exhibition, In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology before it ends 31 March! Complement your visit with a host of exciting programmes. Click to find out more!
The museum has 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. Click here to find out more about the various learning opportunities at the museum!
Join us at the National Museum this November for a line-up of exciting programmes! Complement your visit to our new exhibition, In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology with a cyanotype workshop and an exclusive curator’s tour.