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“Great aquarium and maritime trade museum at Sentosa”

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.
Haifa, Israel
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“Great aquarium and maritime trade museum at Sentosa”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Spent today 3 pleasant hours at this new attraction on Sentosa. It is very close to the entrance to Sentosa and Universal Studios. It has nice and didactic explanations about pirates and maritime trade in the history and a huge and beautiful aquarium. The huge manta-rays were amazing - we could watch them for hours. Many interesting fish and other sea cretures. Good explanations about whatever you see.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“The walkway to the marine life park”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is full of history and information, although it is just a brief hallway before you get into the aquarium.

Visited September 2013
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“Just a passway to S.E.A aquarium”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Not that attractive. By the way let's try walking through and let it be the prelude before enter the aquarium.

Small place but ok for historical and cultural knowledge.

Visited May 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Just see it as a small theme park”
Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

The museum is using the real-life approach to show the story of maritime history of Singapore, it's neighbour countries and its trade route. The Typhoon Theatre is the most exciting exhibition in the museum. Now you need to buy the full ticket to SEA Aquarium in order to visit the museum. So go only if you are a fan of ocean nature.

Visited August 2013
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“Think as a free compliment when you're visiting the S.E.A aquarium :-)”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

In the RWS area , before we went to the SEA aquarium we found that there's an additional venue, the Experimental Maritime Museum.We didnt expect this ( we bought the SEA ticket from a local tour operator here), we consider it as a pleasant surprise.The museum has 2 storeys and the SEA aquarium was located below ,accessible by an elevator.Plenty to see and experience about Singapore Maritine and Chinese trade history , complete with photos , ancient artifacts from sunken ships ,display material ,and even some interactive LCD touch screen display, of pottery etc, life sized human diorama and a man hanged on the roof of a display hut.Like it or not you must visit this museum because its located before the enterance of the SEA aquarium.

Visited August 2013
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