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Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 7591

The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in...

The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia. Installed in the former Tao Nan Chinese School, built in 1912, this intimate museum possesses one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Peranakan objects. Galleries on three floors illustrate the cultural traditions and the distinctive visual arts of the Peranakans. The Peranakan Museum provides a stimulating and educational experience for all, while representing the living culture of the Peranakan community in the region. The museum is a component of the Asian Civilisations Museum, operating under the National Heritage Board.

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It was a well spent one and a half hours for me. Really interesting exhibits on the life and culture of the Peranakans. Free admission for Singaporeans and PRs. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a well spent one and a half hours for me. Really interesting exhibits on the life and culture of the Peranakans. Free admission for Singaporeans and PRs. I particularly liked the exhibits on Peranakan weddings, and also the barrister wigs of both Mr and Mrs Lee Kuan Yew that were on display. I paid $4 for entry to... More 

Thank JulieLimSY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Many children enjoy walking around the museum to stamp on their visitor card while the adults get to view the many artefacts contributed by prominent Peranakans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a new section showing the Peranakan culture from Penang and Indonesia which is definitely worth a visit. It is just amazing and admirable to see all the intricate details in the Peranakan clothings which was sewn by hands long ago. The amount of exhibits is just sufficient to be enjoyed on one visit without feeling overwhelmed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a US traveler I knew next to noting about Peranakan culture and history and now have an appreciation for an important part of Singaporean culture. The exhibits are beautiful and there are a lot of them but I didn't feel like I needed more than an hour or two to follow along on the tour and view the displays.

Thank Jason G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with my husband on a weekday afternoon - it was my birthday and we came after lunch. I was glad our boys weren't with us. They did have some hands-on exhibits for kids, but they were all broken, stolen or missing. It was mostly cases of things to look at with long explanations on placards. As an adult,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was fascinated by the intricate detail that created silkthread and beadwork art. Incredibly beautiful pieces on display from tapestries to beaded shoes. The home exhibit with furnishings of peranakan families and their traditions is also an excellent display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is small and well laid out. The pieces on display are stunning, the handwork involved must be seen to do it justice. You can spend hours in the place or quickly go through, but for folks who appreciate handmade articles of clothing, shoes, purses, bed spreads and beading, it may well take hours. The little shoppe which sells... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pop in here to get out of the heat and cool off. Cost $10. There was a needlework display going on. Interesting for my sister, okay for me as I do not do needlework.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Peranakan Museum is one of my favourite museums in Singapore though it is comparatively smaller than the other museums here. Reason being it showcases quality stuff of the Peranakan community, which is fast disappearing due to the effects of modernisation. Just a short word about the Peranakan community for those unfamiliar with this sub-cultural group, who are found mainly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to visit once in a while know about history and culture . Just the right place if you want to imagine or write stories .

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