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Message from TripAdvisor:This place is temporarily closed due to renovation. The chapel will remain open until 1 January 2019. The museum and chapel will re-open in late 2020.

The Changi Museum

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This museum honors POWs who endured the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War II. Their stories are told with an impressive collection of personal artifacts and news coverage. A British internee returned to the museum decades after the war...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707, Singapore
+65 6214 2451
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm sure this will be wonderful when completed, however in the meantime, only the Chapel is open to the public. This too will be closed for restoration as from January 2019 and the whole site will re-open in 2020.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Robyn E
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Remember the atrocities of Japanese occupation and the treatment of the prisoners. Least we forget what occurred here. After can get a meal at the restaurant next door.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Everyone whilst in Singapore should visit the Changi Museum which is housed in a replicated construction of the chapel which was in the Changi Prison. The personal stories of the suffering endured by some of the inmates under the Japanese occupation are quite poignant and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank KevynGraemeJ
Reviewed September 14, 2018

What a moving and informative tour with Carol Dragon as our guide. Polite and friendly and telling us the story of the occupation and war in Singapore during WW2. Carol knew the history and delivered is so well that we really didn't want to finish...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank leighc8482017
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A very moving experience with comprehensive information about the Japanese occupation. Also an excellent gift shop selling some really interesting books.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

Very interesting but for me an upsetting experience I found it very emotional pleased I did it as it is part of history very well portrayed.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Barbara A
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It's not that big as I would have thought. It's not that imposing either. But go inside and definitely have a guide with you. The tour will over power you. Any one who has visited there is profoundly moved by the stories. It's a must...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank specializedautoe2016
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This si simply a wonderful place to visit, with a timeless sense of just whta those of us wih family that suffered during the second world war either as civilians or solidiers went through simply to survive. A true testament to human endurance and cruelty...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank skargo69
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We have visited this museum on two separate occasions, and it was due to our desire to see it that we first made the long journey from the U.K. My father in law was in the RAF during World War 2 and was captured by...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Ellie1145
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A first class extremely detailed museum of life in Singapore under the Japanese occupation 1942 - 1945. Some interesting relics including replica murals and a cell door from the old Changi Gaol.

Date of experience: January 2018
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April 19, 2018|
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Response from Christine R | Reviewed this property |
Raffles is closed until approx August this year. They do have a gift shop and a small bar open
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
We caught a train and a bus. It was easy. You could take a taxi from the train station I think it was Tampines station. We were there in November 2017
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January 22, 2018|
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Response from Pompeyken | Reviewed this property |
Hello. glad to answer your question. The Changi Museum will not be closing untll March. Open from 9:30 till 5 on Saturday and Sunday. Free admission Cheers, and enjoy. Ken