We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Museum of Singapore

93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, Singapore
+65 6332 3251
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Well worth it - but Bras Basah is nearest station

Me and my son found the museum fascinating, charting the island's history from early Sultan to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Baz L
via mobile
Short Inspiring History!

Rather a young country. But the musaeum is proof of the rich heritage that we found so inspiring... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Zango L
,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Read all 1,917 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Overview
More
With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation's oldest museum with a progressive mind. Its galleries adopt cutting-edge and multi-perspective ways of presenting history and culture to redefine conventional museum experience. A cultural and architectural landmark in Singapore, the Museum hosts innovative festivals and events all year round-the dynamic Night Festival, visually arresting art installations, as well as amazing performances and film screenings-in addition to presenting thought-provoking exhibitions involving critically important collections of artefacts. The programming is supported by a wide range of facilities and services including F&B, retail and a Resource Centre. The National Museum of Singapore re-opened in December 2006 after a three-year redevelopment, and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012. The Museum refreshed its permanent galleries and re-opened them on 19 September 2015 for Singapore's Golden Jubilee.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lee kuan yew” (32 reviews)
“audio guide” (46 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, Singapore
CONTACT
Website
+65 6332 3251
Write a Review
Reviews (1,917)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,529 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Me and my son found the museum fascinating, charting the island's history from early Sultan to British Colonial rule, Japanese occupation during the second world war and Lee Kuan Yew era. However the reason why doesn't get 5 stars is that, permanent residents get in...More

Thank Baz L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Rather a young country. But the musaeum is proof of the rich heritage that we found so inspiring. Not at all a boring place! Very interesting way of telling the story of Singhapura!

Thank Zango L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful lighting and amazingly art works from 18 August to 26 August , start 730 pm to 12am 🙂✌🏻 drop by if u are near by to Bugis , City Hall - along the way u explore different art piece

Thank Fuey Chen S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was surprised how many fun exhibits were in the museum, along with beautiful art. Plus, the cafe has a wonderful view of Singapore with good eats.

Thank Patty G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Singapore museum is a learning center. History and cultural characteristics of the country are well displayed. It is a place where you can learn the origins of the main 4 races, origin of the name 'singapore', and more. Admission SGD 10

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You guys have an amazing and well organized place with so interesting and informative exhibitions. All the staff and friendly and attentive, ticket price are range from 20-25 SGD.

Thank Khanh A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though a small museum comparatively, there are some very fine exhibits, artifacts and displays of history and the arts. Particularly interesting for me were the exhibits on the Second World War, the Japanese Occupation, as well as Singapore’s 700 year history as Singapura, a British...More

Thank Dave_from_MN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great educational tour of how Singapore came to be. Enough to see for the Children and Adults alike. I'm glad I went and saw it, but not enough to go back. Maybe try get some discount tickets or good deals.

Thank Taze R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the National Museum with my girlfriend who wasn‘t very keen on visiting some „boring museum“ on a sunny day. We ended up staying there for a couple hours, not because I made her to but because it was very interesting and exciting to...More

1  Thank Olsenaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

This can not be titled a National Museum with these exhibits - very disappointing and vary un-Singaporean! The various time period rooms were just a collection of posters skimming over events, with the WWII time frame totally distorted and uninformative. The ground floor history gallery...More

1  Thank A R H
Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Flutes
391 reviews
.02 miles away
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, Singapore
360 reviews
.14 miles away
Din Tai Fung
85 reviews
.12 miles away
The Auld Alliance
93 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Battlebox
832 reviews
.18 miles away
Peranakan Museum
1,054 reviews
.18 miles away
Fort Canning Park
746 reviews
.18 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Vivian J
March 7, 2017|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
Response from Robbiejo4866 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your interests, we were lucky to have a personal guide and spent over 2 hours. Lovely cafe and shop so I would allow for 3 hours.
1
Vote
Rupal S
June 15, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from daved64 | Reviewed this property |
the actual entry is free, but we paid about $25-30 to see a World Treasures Exhibition. Was well worth it !
0
Votes
Jane A
August 19, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Anth0ny1968 | Reviewed this property |
HI, it was 7 sing dollars per adult for the special exhibits and the general area is free but you must check if the museum general area is open. In April it was closed for renovations but you didn't know that till you got... More
0
Votes