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The Maritime Experiential Museum
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Owner description: An innovative, interactive and multi-sensorial museum, The Maritime Experiential Museum is the only museum in Singapore where visitors can experience Asia’s rich maritime history and discover Singapore’s past as a trading port. This trip back in time begins along the ancient Maritime Silk Route, which recreates the sights, sounds and scents of the bustling bazaars and where you can interact with the exhibits. See a fascinating trove of precious artefacts from the Bakau shipwreck and Temasek archaeological site that can be found at the Maritime Archaeology Gallery. View life-sized ship replicas of Asian sailing vessels from the docks at the Historic Ship Harbour, and learn more about Asia’s maritime and cultural heritage through the museum’s education programmes. This unforgettable visit ends on a nail-biting note in the 360º multimedia Typhoon Theatre where visitors ‘board’ a sailing ship and encounter a perilous storm. The most amazing voyage of discovery awaits at The Maritime Experiential Museum.
San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
311 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“We did not expect this.........”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

After we had lunch at the Malaysian Food Street, we head towards the aquarium. Their was a stadium seating balcony facing the front of a life size ship. We watched the video presentation and head out to the entrance of the museum display. These displays are life sized with true to life materials. There was a lady that do Henna tattoos and my daughter jumped on the opportunity and got one on her hand. Very informational and almost real displays.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
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“a little piece of hidden gem in Singapore”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

The words Maritime Museum may just put people off, but it is a great museum with plenty of interactive and informative displays. The information provided in the displays amkes you begin to appreciate the story of Singapore and it's maritime history. also its not just Singapore Centric so keeps your interest going

Visited March 2013
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Pune, India
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2013

I visited this museum and they have featured it as an interactive, multi-sensorial museum for the whole family. You can see around 400 rare objects including the Jewel of Muscat . It is a kind of international museum.

Visited May 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“One of the worst attractions in Singapore”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

The only reason you might need to visit this museum is because you have to go through it to go to the S.E.A. Aquarium (which is equally bad, FYI).

It's very small, and anyone telling you otherwise should feel ashamed because they probably don't know that bigger and better museums really exist in Singapore. Yeah, it's clean, properly maintained, blah blah. But, it's small and can get crowded very fast. It also gets boring pretty fast (I think I spent more time looking at the merchandise in their souvenir stores than at the exhibits, and not because I'm a shopaholic, but because the exhibits just suck).

So, yeah, don't waste your time here.

Visited April 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“Excellent museum that deserves more hype!”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Though small, this musueym was a classic case of under-promising and over-delivering, contrary to many other attractions in Singapore. The museum traces the various countries and travelers that are part of the maritime silk route. It is divided into regions (China, Malaya, Calicut, Singapore etc.) with exhibits related to the vessels, goods and people of trade. Lots of interactive displays and games helped us learn more about maritime trade of the olden days.
The Typhoon Theater (tickets included with the SEA Aquarium on non-peak days) is also awesome, and definitely worth visiting.

Visited May 2013
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