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National Museum of Singapore
Ranked #26 of 822 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very complete”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

The main exhibit, with the recorded sessions, is great. Entertaining, thorough, well done. There are two tracks: history and personal to take through the museum - both fascinating.

Visited August 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good exhibits”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Good changing exhibits. Should visit during the Night Festival where there'll be special art installations.

Visited October 2012
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Bordeaux, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Every visitor to Singapore should put aside time to visit this museum, and with the visiting exibitions there is always something new to see.

Visited October 2012
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Singapore Museum History Gallery”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

This Gallery has some very interesting displays of Singapores history. We took a free guided tour and it was well worth it. The tour guide had some interesting background information on the displays.
If you wanted to tour on your own, there was an audio tour that you could complete as fast or as slowly as you want.
It is nowhere near as big as some of the U.S. museums, but don't miss it!
The restaurants on site are VERY expensive!

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“OK for a museum”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

the singapore museum is a little light on, but some of the temporary exhibitions have been winderful. Keep an eye out for whats on during your visit

Visited March 2012
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