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Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 3251
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Learn about history & an interesting museum with swinging lights!

This is the key museum for Singapore. There are rotating exhibitions where you can learn more about the history of Singapore and civilizations across the world. The museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A thoroughly researched and in depth exhibition of the history of this island nation. For Americans, particularly Bostonians, look out for the Revere Bell which tells the history of how the daughter of Paul Revere, Maria who was the wife of the American consul, Joseph Balestier, donated the bell to Singapore in the 19th century. There is also a small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is the key museum for Singapore. There are rotating exhibitions where you can learn more about the history of Singapore and civilizations across the world. The museum has the historical main building and a modern annexe which has an interactive exhibition on the history of Singapore. What's interesting about the museum is the row of swing chandeliers at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Starting with some archaeological information the exhibit continues through the civilized history of the area, including both the British and Japanese influences.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This museum is well worth a visit. The building is impressive, and entry was free. There are varied and interesting exhibits which are labelled in English as well. I recommend you spend some time here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Just visited this museum in April, I really enjoyed the exhibitions in the museum, and the building is very impressive. But I find that there're just too few to see there. The museum is undergoing some kind of re-decoration work. There are only 2 major exhibitions, including Mr. LKY's memorial exhibition & Singapura: 700 years, and another mini-exhibition) So I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The basic museum is free, and that's a good thing because it offers almost nothing to see. However, a special exhibit "700 Years of Singapore" was definitely worthwhile and worth the nominal entrance fee. Otherwise, calling this a "National Museum" is a bit of a stretch - on view was a love-piece memorial to the late ruler Lee Kuan Yew,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Last visit was almost 3 years ago and after some recent milestone events in Singapore, we thought its timely to revisit. We went for the LKY Memory and Singapura 700 events. Most of us, or at least me, were taught with Singapore history from the days of Sang Nila Utama. I was surprised to learn that our island were visited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Completely amazed at how much I enjoyed my trip to this museum. The current exhibition about the history of Singapore blew me away. It was ecstatically brilliant, very interesting, great flow, and best of all, it kept me interested throughout the full exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is the museum you should visit if you want to understand the history of Singapore. The museum building itself is very beautiful and of historical importance. Inside, there are various halls and exhibits that take you through the history of the land, which we know today as Singapore. Each exhibit has a description written in simple English, which even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Although the National Museum is not as prestigious as a few other world renown museums, and is major renovation in preparation for SG50 celebrations, the temporary exhibitions are great windows to know Spore better. In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew not only marks the end of LKY's celebratory life, it also tells a story of a nation. This exhibit ends in... More 

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Address: Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 3251
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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