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Singapore Philatelic Museum

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Address: 23B Coleman Street Singapore Philatelic Museum, Singapore 179807, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6337 3888
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sun 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Singapore Philatelic Museum celebrates everything about the world of...

Singapore Philatelic Museum celebrates everything about the world of stamps, from their unique background and connection to important historical moments in history, to stamp design and important collections.

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Quite enjoyable! Great place to get memorable mementos & Singapore souvenirs

Loved this museum! Discovered this little air-conditioned gem while taking the Jubilee Walk in Singapore. The museum is interesting and a good value, but the best part was the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved this museum! Discovered this little air-conditioned gem while taking the Jubilee Walk in Singapore. The museum is interesting and a good value, but the best part was the museum's gift shop. In fact, most of the Singapore souvenirs I brought home were from the Philatelic Museum: colorful stamps, Year of the Monkey coins, small game sets, post cards, note... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting little Museum. Well presented but feel it was more for Children with hands on activities, than serious stamp collectors. Very enjoyable none the less.

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Blue Mtns NSW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was attractive and interesting. There was a special two room display featuring Shakespeare and the emphasis on how many words and phrases he gave us that are still in use today. If you were a really keen philatelist, you could immerse yourself in the enormous displays of various stamps. For people like us, who are interested in stamps,... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Very enjoyable. Our Singaporean friends took us here. I had never been to such a museum anywhere on any of our trips. Interesting especially the 1854 stamp of all four values, issued in 1854.

Thank Boggio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Visited this museum last week. The museum looks at philately generally, philately in Singapore during the British Colonial days and then goes on to look at Singapore's philately since independence for the past 51 years. There is a charge for foreigners, but it's free for Singaporeans who would probably not attend if they had to pay. There is a general... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Although I'm not a big fan of philately, this place has made philately such an interesting subject. The installation (just like other museums in Singapore) plays a big role, especially in bringing the joy of philately. The place is quite small; however they manage to inform visitors on what makes these stamps--cultures, the propagandas, the visions, the events, etc. Not... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Surprised that this smallish museum could pack so many artefacts. And even more pleasantly surprised by the ever changing displays as nothing was the same as when I went previously. Plus lots of souvenirs to bring home with.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I went there mainly for the Shakespeare exhibit. It's directed at kids more than Adults but it's a good place to spend an hour or so on a rainy day

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I spent about 40 minutes in this smallish museum. Some interesting and very old stamps on display. I liked the section showing miniature post boxes around the world. You can also buy various local and foreign postage stamps in the souvenir section.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

What you get out of the Philatelic Museum completely depends on why you go, how many times you've gone, and wether or not you actually have experience in the subject of philately. If you're a tourist then this would be a great place because of all the exhibits. It has some great ones about local customs. This would also be... More 

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