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“Educational Museum ,worth a visit”

National Museum of Singapore
Ranked #26 of 826 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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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We visited the National Museum of Singapore on 14 Oct 2014.Located at Stamford road , between the City Hall and Doby Ghaut MRT station ,near the SM University.
The building itself was an awesome colonial style.Some exhibition take place on the front of the museum.
Admission is 10 SGD for foreigner, to enter the History Gallery and free to the Living Gallery from 6-8 pm.
As we entered the museum , we were given a tablet , contains all the info of exhibits inside.We just input the numbers seen on the floor to the tablet ,then we can listen to infos through the earphone.Its free.As we go inside the Museum , we experienced the 360 degree theatre titled Singapore in 1 hour.
Educational artifacts ,infos can be seen ,and experienced.The history and the beginning of Singapore, can be viewed in another theatre.
Great history of Sir Stanford Raffles and William Farquhar and his collections of water paintings are displayed,
Its worthed to spend some time in this museum,as the exhibits were educational and superbly displayed.The staffs are very friendly and helpful.
After we spend 3 hours inside, we enter the souvenir shop, and saw 2 restos beside the shop.
This attraction earns our recommendation to be visited.

Thank Erwin K
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We wanted some more information on Singapore's history so headed to the History Galleries. You get a tablet computer to listen to and follow around some interesting exhibits. We enjoyed it and would recommend a visit.

It cost SGD10 for adults and they gave me a student discount (SGD5) when I showed by Australian student card.

Thank wombatdavid
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

The National Museum of Singapore, located on Raffles Road, is a must-see for any history buff. The building is an amalgamation of Singapore's colonial past and present modernity. There are various galleries, including Film & Wayang Gallery, Fashion Gallery and the Singapore History Gallery. The History Gallery is especially fascinating as it tells the story of Ancient Temasek, right up to Singapore in the 70s. A tablet which serves as an audio guide is given to each visitor before entering the Gallery, and provides detailed explanation of each section and exhibit.

The entrance fee is SGD10 for foreigners. The fee includes access to almost all the major galleries. There are also two cafes (if I'm not mistaken) that serve some decent fare for the hungry visitor. The entire building is disabled-friendly, and the staff there is most helpful.

To get there, I got off at the Dhoby Ghaut MRT station and walked for around 5-7 minutes to reach the museum.

Thank Prav101
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

The National Museum is superb, it is a great place to go and get a crash course in Singapore history. The first display "a day in Singapore" sets the tone for the rest of the Museum it is just a brilliantly designed and imaginative place to visit it is great. It is one of the best s$10.00 you will spend and the kids will love it.

Thank johnhp702
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

There was a section that only played old movies and if you are so inclined to enjoy them then I recommend watching a few It won't take a lot of time. What caught my eye was a display of old silks and carriages that immediately evoked a time when a British had a great on their culture. For me it was s os but My time in Singapore was linited

Thank David J
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