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National Museum of Singapore

93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, Singapore (Singapore River)
65 6332 3251
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Ranked #37 of 336 Attractions in Singapore
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Type: Museums, History Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The National Museum of Singapore is Singapore’s oldest museum with the youngest and most innovative soul. Designed to be the people’s museum... more »
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Singapore, Singapore
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

May be I was expecting more being a national museum but still nice. The history gallery is particularly very informative and interesting too. Good to know in depth about historical facts of singapore. Very easy to reach there, both dhoby ghaut and bras basah mrt nearby and tons of buses goes there. Few things were closed for renovations.

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We went there approximately 2 years ago when i was just a high school student and less attracted to historical things such as this kind of museum. Especially in my country, where museums are places where you can find dusty and rusty things that are not being taken care of. So i was not expecting much of it. I was... More

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Seminyak, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

well, i'm not a much fan of museum and they charged 10S$ for entry, but i went there free admission for Singapore Night Festival (annually event). it;s well organized, with live performance, music, dance, exhibition, etc it was crowded and we can explore the museum for free, what can be better than that right?

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We actually went there on june 2012. But maybe they havent change much since then. We went there on holiday, so there were exhibitions for kids. My kids love it. They've always enjoy a trip to the museum. There's always something new. The staffs were friendly and helpful. The whole museum was very clean and well maintaned. But for me,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Museum is worth a visit. Not much more that an hour needed for the free entry parts though. The restaurant however has diabolical service. Very rude staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This museum beautifully presents Singapore's history from many different perspectives. A must see collage of this island State's past going back to the 1400s. The high tech audio video walk through is first class..it all works and presents a valuable and entertaining viewpoint for people of all cultures and interests. Dont rush it.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Free tours (11am and later - check their website) - well worth it as the whole of their history is clearly explained by volunteer guides. It helps you understand Singapore better. You can then go back and have a more in-depth look at the exhibits. However there really isn't much to exhibit.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited the museum on National Day, it was free admission on the holiday and as a result was very crowded. I'm assuming on a normal day there would not be lineups for audio tours. The massive history of Singapore exhibit began by walking into a 360 degree theatre showing images relating to Singapore all while playing a song in... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The national museum of singapore is centrally located at stamford rd near the Dhoby Ghaut MRT train station. It has mummies and headhunters castes of the past and quite eerie

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

This beautiful museum is design to let visitors learn about the history of singapore. Through the high tech walking buddy, it gives you much interactive details. Whats more, its fully air conditioned. Gives you a break from the heat outdoors. Easily spend hours there

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