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.
From 1 January 2019, the museum will open an hour earlier for school visits upon request. Schools may visit the museum galleries from 9am to 6pm. Arrival times for learning journeys and programmes can be scheduled from 8.30am.
The drop-off point for school buses will be at the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) bus bay. From 4 January 2019, buses will enter the NMS bus bay via Fort Canning Road, followed by Canning Walk. School groups will arrive at the museum via the Canning Entrance on Level 2. Please refer to the image below or click here to download the map.
Educators are advised to make a preparatory visit to the museum. This will allow you to plan the necessary logistics and familiarise yourself with our location, galleries and facilities.
We are always happy to recommend workshops and tours that are appropriate for your students, so do contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Schools interested in free-and-easy teacher-facilitated visits can click here for more information about school group visits.
Schools interested in registering for school programmes available at the museum can visit our School Programmes webpage to find out more about our latest exhibitions and programmes.
Please see the “School Programme Bookings” more information about school programme bookings.