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.
This October, National Museum of Singapore marks 130 years since Sir Frederick Weld, the Governor of the Straits Settlements at that time, opened the institution, which was formerly known as the Raffles Library and Museum building.
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore, the National Museum of
Singapore is the principal curator in an international exhibition with never-before-seen artefacts
and untold accounts of the fall of Singapore.
The first digital gallery at the National Museum of Singapore, Gallery10, aims at being an experimental space where the relationship between art and digital technology is celebrated and explored, allowing more opportunities for people to collaborate and express their creativity in innovative ways.