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Singapore Philatelic Museum

23B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807, Singapore
65 6337 3888
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Ranked #62 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Singapore Philatelic Museum celebrates everything about the world of stamps, from their unique background and connection to important historical moments in history, to stamp design and important collections.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Went here twice on 2011 and 2013 - both with family members who are into philately. Pretty interesting for those who are interested in philately and its history. They also have a store which sells stamps and postcards. You can send postcard from this place too.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have been to great postal museums in Europe. The Philatelic Museum is a smaller scale effort by Singapore to show case its history. Housed in the old Methodist Book Room or Malayan Book Room, its size reflects the youth of Singapore. Nonetheless it is a good effort. It would have been a better experience if the Postal and Coin... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Philatelic Museum is often overlooked due to its relatively more specialized subject and smaller size. I'd recommend it if you were looking for a different visual representation of Singapore history - through stamps! The Museum is housed in a small quaint building. There's only 2 floors to cover, so about 3 hours allocated should do it. Currently, the first... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I don't go out of my way to visit museums devoted to stamps and the postal service, but the Singapore Philatelic Museum was hosting a special exhibit on DC superheroes (the Justice League, to be specific), so that drew me in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I visit this museum every time I visit Singapore, and I am never disappointed. This time the special exhibition was on Marvel superheroes, which was good but not up to the standard that they set with the exhibition on Tin Tin a few years back. It has a post office attached where you can can get your mail "postmarked" for... More

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

if you are into stamps and visiting singapore you should make it a point to visit this museum.....its just amazing to see so many stamps and so well displayed. My dad bought couple of used stamps to complete his collection. I also sent a postcard to myself which had the museum seal on it.

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Wagga Wagga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

As a fan of Batman and all things DC, my husband wanted to visit the DC exhibition at the Philatelic Museum! The staff were lots of funny and very helpful. The merchandise was good with many souvenirs for the DC exhibition! The rest of the stamp collections and presentations were good but we appreciated the specialty exhibit the most!!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The location is easy to reach by MRT or bus, you won't miss this two strory building with its big red post box. The display room arrange neatly and makes you want to spend hours observing the stamps. As souvenir you could brought used stamp and sent a postcard.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My son bought a lot of used stamp here and also sent a postcard to himself. The staff are friendly. A good place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The museum was so interesting, not only the exhibits of the rare and unique stamps it is also a great way to learn about the history of Singapore. The interactive displays are a great way to get children interested in stamp collecting and the history of stamps.

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