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Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
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+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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Absolute must Visit. Do not miss. Highly intesting. We walked here but its probably easier to take a taxi.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolute must Visit. Do not miss. Highly intesting. We walked here but its probably easier to take a taxi.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This lovely old building has a comprehensive and informative display of the fascinating Peranakan culture that is at the heart of Singapore. Marvel over the exquisite bead work, the beautiful and colourful ceramics and get to understand the traditions and way of life of the Peranakan people. The guides are very thorough and worth listening to.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Until I visited this museum, I had very rough understanding about Chinese people in this region. However, after the visit, it was eye-opening of how Peranakan people went through in the past years. Worth to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has the most amazing beading I have ever seen. Its displays the unique ways and culture of the Peranakans

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the free guided tour at 11 am. The museum highlights the Peranakan culture in Singapore. The building is old and just next to the Armenian Church. Easy to reach by public transport. The stories and artefacts that the guide shared with us, made it a highlight and we will certainly come back

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Here's where you discover multi-cultural Singapore's sub-culture of mixed Malay-Chinese families who are known by the name Peranakan. This museum is like visiting a Peranakan home with rooms full of furniture, clothing, accessories and the odds 'n ends that made a family Peranakan. Take advantage of the free tours (2 or 3 every day of the week) as the guides... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum detailing the life and times of the early Peranakan settlers of Singapore. But after a good hour of this tour, I was ready for the liveliness of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely museum, a tasteful, respectful and interesting study of the Peranakans. Beautiful displays of embroidery, woodwork and clothing. Definitely worth a visit !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this little museum at the rear of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Singapore. Not knowing anything about the Peranakans, we decided to take a look in and found a very interesting little museum set on three floors. The museum explains the origins of the Peranakan people in the area and shows many aspects of their culture and traditions... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The design of this museum is excellent with a truly vintage look. I enjoyed all the galleries of the museum and particularly like the one on weddings. The Peranakan culture is extremely interesting with such a rich blend of various cultures. Would definitely return again for more :)

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