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The nation’s oldest museum that seeks to inspire with stories of Singapore and the world.

Chapters

At-A-Glance

Main Highlights

Permanent Exhibits

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌย  ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†
Chronicles Singaporeโ€™s journey from 700 years ago to colonial days, Japanese Occupation and post-war struggles to the global city today

Life in Singapore: The Past 100 Years – Level 2:

๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†: 1920s and 1930s. Discover how affluent Straits-born and migrant Chinese fought to express their modern identities and the challenges they faced in working out their roles.

๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†
Shines the spotlight on how people coped with daily life and responded with grit and tenacity to the Japanese Occupation.

๐ŸŽž ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—จ๐—ฝ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†: Offers insight on the experiences of growing up in Singapore during the 1950s and 1960s.

๐ŸŽค ๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ: Explores how Singaporeans constructed a terrain of self-expression in 1970s-1980s

๐—š๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—–๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†:
๐—” ๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐˜†๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด: Voyage through the Malay Archipelago with drawings from William Farquhar Collection.

๐ŸŒณ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜
An immersive installation that transforms 69 drawings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings into three-dimensional animations.

Happening between 10 Jun – 30 Oct 2022:

๐Ÿ“  ๐—ข๐—™๐—™ / ๐—ข๐—ก: ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ป๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฌ๐˜€ โ€“ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐˜€: Journey through familiar local settings yet specially curated selection of technology icons from Singapore’s past.

๐Ÿ•‹ ๐—”๐—ป ๐—˜๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ: Make your escape through time after dark in this exclusive in-gallery escape room game.
Every Fri, Sat and selected days. Start from 6.30pm
๐Ÿ’ฐ $15/pax for groups of 3-6.
$12/pax for groups of 7-10

โญ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ & ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด?

๐Ÿ•‹ ๐—”๐—ป ๐—˜๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ:

Make your escape through time after dark in this exclusive in-gallery escape room game.
Every Fri, Sat and selected days. Start from 6.30pm
๐Ÿ’ฐ $15/pax for groups of 3-6.
$12/pax for groups of 7-10

Photo Reel

Exploring whatโ€™s inside the National Museum this week!

Start off at the Singapore History Gallery at Level 1.

Rattan items for sale! Spot the little bean manning the stall.

Check out the Type 95 Ha Go which was the most common Japanese tank used in WWII.

Telephone used during World War II.

Transforming the Landscape between 1960s to 1980s. Greening was part of urban planning. Do you remember the campaign โ€œKeep Singapore Cleanโ€?

Surviving Syonan (1942-1945) - The different types of shoes worn by women reflected their evolving identities in Singapore during the early 20th century.

Modern Colony (1925-1935) - Showcases the cosmopolitan nature of Singapore as a British Crown colony in the 1920s and 1930s.

Remembering the Jurong Drive-In Cinema? Have a feel of one of the Asiaโ€™s largest drive-ins at that time.

Games that the little beanโ€™s grandparents enjoyed playing when they were little. Have you heard of Kuti Kuti?

Story of the Forest: This installation presents Singaporeโ€™s colonial past in contrast to its present-day modernity.

Happening now to 30 Oct at Exhibition Gallery,
Basement Level โ€“ ๐—ข๐—™๐—™ / ๐—ข๐—ก: ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ป๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฌ๐˜€ โ€“ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐˜€

Step into a retro office for a dayโ€™s work. Little Bean hard at work typing away with the typewriter.

Checking out the big computer in the 1970s

Explore how telephone has changed from the 1970s to 2000s.

Reminisce the old coffee shop settings and that orange payphone we used to see as a kid.

Little Bean attempting to type a message with an old school handphone

Old school Nintendo Switch

A photo studio where you can get your black and white photo taken

Supermama is a Singaporean design and lifestyle goods brand. Founded in 2010, the store seeks to provide a museum-like respite to the busyness of urban life.

Bean there, done that!

Exploring whatโ€™s inside the National Museum this week!

Start off at the Singapore History Gallery at Level 1.

Rattan items for sale! Spot the little bean manning the stall.

Check out the Type 95 Ha Go which was the most common Japanese tank used in WWII.

Telephone used during World War II.

Transforming the Landscape between 1960s to 1980s. Greening was part of urban planning. Do you remember the campaign โ€œKeep Singapore...

Surviving Syonan (1942-1945) - The different types of shoes worn by women reflected their evolving identities in Singapore during the...

Modern Colony (1925-1935) - Showcases the cosmopolitan nature of Singapore as a British Crown colony in the 1920s and 1930s.

Remembering the Jurong Drive-In Cinema? Have a feel of one of the Asiaโ€™s largest drive-ins at that time.

Games that the little beanโ€™s grandparents enjoyed playing when they were little. Have you heard of Kuti Kuti?

Story of the Forest: This installation presents Singaporeโ€™s colonial past in contrast to its present-day modernity.

Happening now to 30 Oct at Exhibition Gallery, Basement Level โ€“ ๐—ข๐—™๐—™ / ๐—ข๐—ก: ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ป๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€,...

Step into a retro office for a dayโ€™s work. Little Bean hard at work typing away with the typewriter.

Checking out the big computer in the 1970s

Explore how telephone has changed from the 1970s to 2000s.

Reminisce the old coffee shop settings and that orange payphone we used to see as a kid.

Little Bean attempting to type a message with an old school handphone

Old school Nintendo Switch

A photo studio where you can get your black and white photo taken

Supermama is a Singaporean design and lifestyle goods brand. Founded in 2010, the store seeks to provide a museum-like respite...

Bean there, done that!

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