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art of the rehearsal
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Gallery 10

Gallery10 is an experimental space where the traditionally binary ideas of art and science are both celebrated and deconstructed, and their boundaries transcended and redefined to present an immersive, multi-disciplinary exploration of the world around us.

Gallery10, Level 1, Art of the Rehearsal 10am - 1pm & Moving Memories 1pm - 5pm
Free admission
growing up
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Growing Up

Set against the larger historical context of Singapore’s early years as a young nation, this gallery offers the parallel societal changes in the tumultuous 1950s and 1960s through the kampung, school and entertainment venues.

Level 2, Growing Up Gallery, Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.30pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
ExhibitionPERMANENT

History of the National Museum of Singapore

This mural was painted over four days in a style inspired by the 19th-century landscape paintings held by the National Museum of Singapore (NMS), and presents the Museum’s rich history and collection.

Grand Staircase, Level 1, Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.30pm
Free admission
Magic, Menace
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Magic and Menace

Step into the newly refreshed Goh Seng Choo gallery and explore the world of magic and supernatural beliefs as practised by traditional Southeast Asian societies.

Level 2, Goh Seng Choo Gallery, 10am - 7pm Last admission at 6.30pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
modern colony
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Modern Colony

By the end of the 19th century, Singapore was already a global city brought about by an influx of people, ideas and goods from Asia and Europe. This gallery explores the cosmopolitan nature of Singapore as a British Crown colony from the late 1920s to 1930s.

Level 2, Modern Colony Gallery, Daily 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.30pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
singapore history gallery
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Singapore History Gallery

The Singapore History Gallery’s updated narrative charts the development of the island as it was known through the years as Singapura, a Crown Colony, Syonan-To, and finally, Singapore.

Level 1, Singapore History Gallery, Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.30pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
singapore very old tree
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Singapore, Very Old Tree

Created by renowned local photographer and artist Robert Zhao, this exhibit at the bottom of the Glass Rotunda showcases 17 images of trees around Singapore and highlight intimate stories of each.

Level 2, Glass Rotunda, Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.15pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
story of the forest
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Story of the Forest

Experience the treasured collection of the National Museum brought to life through a spectacular digital presentation, and be transported to 20th century Malaya as viewed through the eyes of artists of that time and reimagined today by interdisciplinary art collective teamLab.

Level 2, Glass Rotunda, Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.15pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
surviving syonan
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Surviving Syonan

This gallery shines the spotlight on how the people of Singapore coped with daily life and responded with grit and resourcefulness to the Japanese Occupation, a period of great adversity and abject scarcity. It celebrates their resilience, tenacity, resourcefulness and self-reliance.

Level 2, Surviving Syonan Gallery, Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.30pm [CLOSED FROM 2 DEC TO 17 DEC]
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
voices of singapore
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Voices of Singapore

Through cultural artefacts including music, performances, television and theatre, this gallery explores how Singaporeans constructed a complex terrain of self-expression in the 1970s and 80s.

Level 2, Voices of Singapore Gallery, Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.30pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
wings of a rich manoeuvre
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Wings of a Rich Manoeuvre

Wings of a Rich Manoeuvre by homegrown artist Suzann Victor presents a chorus of eight kinetic chandeliers that “sing” with movement as they sway in a dramatic midair choreography of light.

Glass Atrium, Level 2, Daily from 10am – 7pm
Free admission
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Programme19 JAN 2019 - 26 JAN 2019

Digital Talks: Open Call 2018

The DigiMuse programme is an initiative by the National Museum of Singapore that seeks to build a vibrant cultural sector, as well as engage with the wider technology industry to encourage creative experimentation in cultural spaces.

Various Venues, Various Times
Free Admission
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Exhibition18 JAN 2019 - 17 FEB 2019

DigiMuse Presents

The DigiMuse programme is an initiative by the National Museum of Singapore that seeks to build a vibrant cultural sector, as well as engage with the wider technology industry to encourage creative experimentation in cultural spaces.

Various Venues, 10am - 7pm
Free Admission
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Exhibition12 JAN 2019 - 24 FEB 2019

Unhomed Belongings

Co-presented by the National Museum of Singapore and The Ryan Foundation, Unhomed Belongings presents artworks by two creative minds, Lucy Liu from the United States and Shubigi Rao from Singapore.

Stamford Gallery, Level 1, 10am - 7pm
Free Admission
Student programming
Programme12 DEC 2018 - 31 DEC 2019

School Programmes

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!

Various Venues, 10am - 7pm
Free Admission
polaroid camera
Programme17 NOV 2018 - 31 MAR 2019

In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology - Programmes

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.

Various Venues - See Programme details for more information, Various Timings
polaroid
Exhibition10 NOV 2018 - 31 MAR 2019

In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology

Through a wide range of Polaroid artworks and artefacts, this exhibition offers insight into the story of Polaroid photography, while exploring the impact of instant photography and this social phenomenon of instantaneity on us today.

Exhibition Gallery 2, Basement Level, 10am - 7pm
Admission fees applies, please see below for more details
singapore rhapsodies
Programme19 JAN 2018 - 31 JUL 2019

Singapore Rhapsodies at National Museum

Singapore Rhapsodies at National Museum is a bi-weekly music series that invites aspiring young musicians, students and music interest groups to showcase original self-compositions or popular Singapore songs on a unique Red Steinway concert grand piano.

The Platform, Level 2, Various Timings
Free admission

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