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Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
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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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Peranakan museum Singapore

Took a guided tour at 11:00 which gave us a very good insight to the history of singapore with regard to the life here before and after the world war. The life of a Nyonya- the... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a guided tour at 11:00 which gave us a very good insight to the history of singapore with regard to the life here before and after the world war. The life of a Nyonya- the girl in the family- is showcased in detail. The embroidery and bead work is also worth looking at. There is an entry charge with... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A delightful museum that gives visitors an insight into a fast disappearing way of life. Child friendly and entertaining. Although brochures are available, I suggest you join a conducted tour for the best experience. Plan to spend a leisurely hour followed by a walk in the spice garden nearby.

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If you like heritage architecture conservation, then the building is interesting in itself. Apparently, it used to be a school, and the renovation (including sealing off for air-conditioning and modernising the lighting) looked pretty comfortable. The museum pieces & curating were pretty good -- covered different facets of the life (marriage, funerals, ancestor worship, religion, food, needlework, furniture) but without... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is in an old school, a very nice old building. There was an exhibition of Peranakan needle work, which was very interesting. This museum would be good if you are interested in social history, or in art / furniture. There is a very interesting reconstruction of a nyonya kitchen & dining room. Fair warning: part of the exhibition... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed learning about the local community as reflected in the blended cultures of the various local and immigrant communities. This small museum is well organized and narrated. The building itself is a bonus piece of history. A very easy walk from the National Museum.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours here, 4 Adults and 2 kids and all enjoyed it. Well worth a visit if you have some spare time.

Thank sandyf1
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place for you discover more about the Peranakan group. You get to see the bed they used in the past, the things in the Baba and Nonya's house in the past and also get to try on some of the clothes. The only thing is that it takes some walking from Dhoby Ghaut MRT station.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit when you visit Singapore. Check the tour timings and make sure you join a guided tour. You will be lucky if you get Thomas, who is knowledgeable and passionate. We learnt alot from him.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is easy to spend a couple of hours in this fine old building with its interesting displays about the Straits Chinese and their interactions with Malay and Indian peoples and the hybrid cultures that developed as a result. Pick up the free Jubilee walk booklet and check out the other interesting sites on the walk. Also, pop into the... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The peranakan culture is unknown to most of us outside of Singapore, but is fascinating to learn about. The museum is excellent and gives you a great overview of how the peranakan culture evolved and influences Singapore to this day.

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