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Address: 39 Armenian Street Peranakan Museum, Singapore 179941, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 7591
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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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History at its finest.

To understand the word Peranakan you need to come see how the two cultures became one. The traditions both shared were very well married into the people that we now use one word... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To understand the word Peranakan you need to come see how the two cultures became one. The traditions both shared were very well married into the people that we now use one word to describe. The dress, furniture, and lifestyle are visible and each has a fantastic explanation of why things are the way we now see. The beliefs system... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Exquisite and fascinating items presented beautifully to provide a wonderful glimpse into the past lives of the Peranakans.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just do it! If you like finding out how a civilisation grew out of the melting pot. Take a look at his museum, I thought it was great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really lovely museum. This place tells you all about the history of Peranakan people and their life. I didn't know much about the subject before but this museum makes it really easy to understand. It is understated but informative and interesting. I loved the embroidery exhibition, and also the marriage exhibition. The addition of visual aids such as videos... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great insights into the Peranakan history. Wonderful way to spend the afternoon. The guided tour in english was included in the price of out tickets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is housed in a beautiful building inside as well as outside. There was an exhibition of the embroideries of the Peranakan women and I have never seen anything like it. These women were real artists and they paint with beads and silk. The colour combinations are extraordinay and their expertise is amazing. All aspects of their life are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent introduction into the history and culture of the Peranakan people. Our guide was knowledgeable, passionate interesting and engaging. She explained the history through the significant displays and artifacts. We were fortunate to visit during the Nonya Embroidery and Beadwork exhibition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ensure you do the tour! It's a lovely museum seeped in history. Walking around without the tour one must read the signs to appreciate the nonya peranakan culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this museum for the first time today. Don't know why I've not been before. Like all museums very reasonable entry fee and very cheap for seniors. If you do come pick u the wheel at the entry desk and you can take impression from presses at many of the exhibits. Life to the top and walk down. Set aside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small cute museum tucked in a small lane called Armenian Street near the Hill Street fire station. I'll recommend that you visit if you're in town for a few days and want to know about the history of the Straits Chinese in the south east Asian region. Prior to the British colony days, Singapore was already an important port... More 

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