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National Museum Singapore Tickets

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National Museum of Singapore Tickets - Foreign Citizens

National Museum of Singapore Tickets - Foreign Citizens

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  • Discover over 1,700 artifacts carefully preserved over time at one of the city's most treasured landmarks.
  • This historical building is an architectural marvel itself and has held artifacts, monuments, and more since its conception in 1887.
  • Learn all about the history of Singapore - from when it was established, so the bustling metropolis it is today as you explore different rooms in the museum.
  • Get a chance to witness state-of-the-art technology in various displays and exhibitions, or walk into any of the screenings, talks, and festivals held all year round.
  • Tip: Download the free audio guide offered by National Museum of Singapore to learn more about the objects you see.
  • This ticket is valid only for foreign citizens.
  • Admission is free for Singapore citizens, permanent residents, and children aged 6 and under (of any nationality).
  • Admission is free for all visitors on 1 Jan 2023, 4 Feb 2023, 18 May 2023, and 27 & 28 May 2023.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Visit the nation’s oldest museum, the National Museum of Singapore, that seeks to inspire the world with its intriguing stories and historic facts about Singapore. Its history dates back to 1849, when it first started as a section of a library at the Singapore Institution. After several relocations, redevelopment projects, and changes in name, it finally moved to its permanent site at Stamford Road in 1887, with the name recognised by most today: the National Museum of Singapore. 

Why Visit the National Museum of Singapore

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Not only is this Singapore’s oldest museum, but it is also a progressive showcase of Singaporean history, culture, and art. As you stand amidst a darkened space, you’ll be surrounded by stirring symphonies and a video montage displaying everyday life in Singapore. And that’s just the beginning. Walk through the museum to discover centuries worth of history: explore the permanent and temporary exhibitions to learn all about this fascinating country in a compelling narrative. You’ll be taken by the neo-classical building, with its modernist extension of glass and metal. Further, a dynamic range of events are hosted here: from festivals to film screenings, you’ll see it all! 

National Museum of Singapore Permanent Collections

Here are some of the must-visit permanent collections of the Museum:

A Voyage of Love & Longing

When we’re far away from our loved ones, allow nature to speak our emotions out loud to them. This exhibition lets visitors retrace complex emotions at various points of Belayar (voyage) in the Malay Archipelago during the 19th century- from departure to return, through the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings.

An Old New World: Digital Edition

Take the guided or self-exploratory route through a specially-curated exhibition that has narrations by Curators Daniel Tham and Iskander Mydin alongside themes of Knowledge and Power and Seeing the Indigenous! 

Growing Up

The 1950s and 1960s signified a period of change for Singapore. Beset with uncertainties and challenges, it found an identity to call its own. This exhibition shows you how Singapore grew up into its own. 

Modern Colony

Learn about the educational opportunities for girls and female immigrants in the 1920s and get inspired by the public roles they took up in a previously patriarchal society. Follow them through the challenges they faced in working out their dream roles. 

Singapore History Gallery

At this gallery, you’ll follow the development of the island: how it went from Singapura to a Crown Colony to Syonan-To, and finally, Singapore. 

Story of the Forest

Enjoy an immersive installation of 69 drawings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings into 3D animations. Enjoy Singapore’s colonial past with a touch of present-day modernity at this exhibition. 

Voices of Singapore

The Singaporean identity is infinite: race, culture, and language were laid into distinct and discrete categories. These categories were articulated in different ways by the island’s artistic practitioners, creating works that expressed a sense of national identity and belonging. 

National Museum of Singapore Temporary Collections

Here are some of the exciting temporary collections of the Museum this year:

WeCare Arts Exhibition

(18 Mar 2021 - 28 May 2021)

This exhibition showcases the talents of beneficiaries from social service agencies and self-help groups. Using digital platforms like Zoom, they focus on awareness and engagement. Ceramic, performing arts, photography, drawing, and more is used to express their talents. 

Picturing the Pandemic: A Visual Record of COVID-19 in Singapore

(27 Feb 2021 - 29 Aug 2021)

The National Museum of Singapore brings to you a visual record of the world-altering pandemic, showing you the museum’s Collecting Contemporary Singapore initiative. Documenting contemporary events and developments in Singapore, you’ll see artifacts and stories come to life. 

Home, Truly: Growing Up With Singapore

(19 Dec 2021 - 29 Aug 2021)

Learn about Singapore’s journey from the 1950s to the present day in collaboration with The Straits Times, a tribute to the newspaper’s 175th anniversary. Peruse photographs and artifacts that include contributions from the public, audio-visual footage, scents, and special digital features. 

Your National Museum of Singapore Tickets Explained

Book your ticket to the National Museum of Singapore for a day of exploring over 1,700 artifacts preserved through Singaporean history. Multiple informative and fun exhibitions are hosted by the museum, helping you learn about Singapore’s history: from its inception to everyday life now. This historic building holds artifacts dating back to the 1880s! With this ticket, you get to witness state-of-the-art technology in displays, exhibitions (both temporary and permanent), screenings, talks, festivals, and more. 

Why Book National Museum of Singapore Tickets Online?

  • Convenience: Not only do you get to book your National Museum of Singapore tickets from the comfort of your home, but you also get to avoid the long entry lines at the attraction by booking your National Museum of Singapore tickets online.
  • Advance Booking: By booking your National Museum of Singapore tickets online, you can plan your visit well in advance and book your tickets too. You need not worry about the tickets being sold out. 
  • Discounts: If you book your National Museum of Singapore tickets online, you will often come across attractive discounts.

National Museum of Singapore Free Entry

Singapore citizens, permanent residents, and children aged 6yrs and under (of any nationality) enjoy free admission. Make sure you carry a valid photo ID along with you. 

National Museum of Singapore Highlights

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History

Established in 1849 by the Singapore Institution Committee, this museum exhibited items of historical and archeological significance from Singapore and other Asian countries. The objective of this museum was to revive the region’s cultural heritage. After being moved to the Town Hall, it was moved back to the Singapore Institution in 1876 and is a must-visit for all in Singapore. 

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Redevelopment Works

The National Museum was closed for 3.5 years when the building underwent a pricey revamp. After it reopened, many started viewing the museum building as a wondrous feat in itself. Seamlessly fusing old with new, the elegant neo-classical building had a new modernist touch of glass and metal. 

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Architecture

The National Museum of Singapore was designed in Neo-Palladian and Renaissance styles. Consisting of two rectangular parallel blocks and a dome at the front of the building, this attraction is also renowned for its eye-catching architecture.

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Collection

The museum holds a vast collection of precious artefacts, including the Singapore Stone, the Gold Ornaments of the Sacred Hill, Daguerreotype of Singapore Town, the will of Munshi Abdullah, the hearse of tan Jiak Kim, the portrait of Frank Athelstane Swettenham, a Peranakan coffin cover, and more. 

Plan Your Visit To The National Museum of Singapore

Timings
Getting There
Visitor Tips
National Museum of Singapore timings
  • What are the timings of the National Museum of Singapore?
    The National Museum of Singapore is open daily from 10 AM - 7 PM.
  • Does the museum still have quiet mornings?
    On quiet mornings, the museum opens at 9 AM. However, in view of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, quiet mornings have been canceled until further notice. 
  • What are the last admission timings?
    The last admission to Glass Rotunda is at 6:15 PM. The last admission for all other galleries is at 6:30 PM. 
Singapore MRT

National Museum of Singapore Address: 93, Stamford Road, Singapore 178897.

Bus: The closest bus stops are the YMCA bus stop, Singapore Management University (SMU), & Stamford Road bus stop. Bus lines 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 64, 65, 77, 106, 111, 124, 128, 139, 162, 162m, 167, 171, 174, 174e, 175, 190, 700, 700A, 972 will bring you here.

MRT: The closest subway stations are Bencoolen Station, Bras Basah Station, Dhoby Ghaut Station & City Hall Station, all brisk walks to the museum. Metro lines L1 & L3 will bring you here.

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  • The Museum is equipped with lifts, toilets, wheelchairs and designated parking lots.
  • Strollers and wheelchairs from outside are permitted in the galleries. 
  • Manual wheelchairs are available for loan at the Visitor Services counter on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Lockers on level 2 may be rented to store bulky items that are not allowed into the galleries.
  • Nursing rooms are available at every level near the toilets.
  • The museum has free WiFi available. Connect your mobile devices through “Wireless@NMS” and register with a valid email address.
  • Exhibition captions are in English, Mandarin, Malay, and Tamil for your convenience. 

Frequently Asked Questions About The National Museum of Singapore Tickets

Is it safe to visit the National Museum of Singapore post-COVID-19?

Yes, it is. The museum has rules and regulations in place to ensure the safety of its visitors. It is also advised to book online reservations for safety reasons. 

What are the safety measures and guidelines in place at the National Museum of Singapore?

In light of COVID-19, multiple health and safety measures have been enforced. It is advised to book your tickets online. It is mandatory that visitors wear masks that cover their nose and face throughout their entire visit; they will also be subject to temperature checks by thermal scanners before entry. Individuals are required to enter only during their chosen time slot.

Are National Museum of Singapore tickets available online now?

Yes. You can book your National Museum of Singapore tickets online; digital reservations are recommended for all. 

What is the best recommended time to visit the National Museum of Singapore?

It is recommended the National Museum of Singapore during the week or in the morning to beat crowds. 

What are the inclusions in my National Museum of Singapore tickets?

Your National Museum of Singapore ticket gives you access to all areas accessible by the public (including temporary and permanent exhibitions). 

What languages are the exhibition captions available in?

Exhibition captions are available in English, Mandarin, Malay, and Tamil.

What is the cancelation policy for my National Museum of Singapore ticket?

This ticket to the National Museum of Singapore can be cancelled up to 24 hours before the schedule for a full refund.

Are there any discounted tickets available for my National Museum of Singapore ticket?

Yes, discounted tickets are available for Singapore citizens, permanent residents, and children aged 6yrs and under (of any nationality). Make sure you carry a valid photo ID along with you.

Is photography permitted inside the National Museum of Singapore?

Still photography for private, non-commercial use as a visitor to the Museum is allowed.

Can I use flash or a tripod inside the National Museum of Singapore?

Flash photography and the use of tripods are strictly prohibited inside the museum.

Is videography permitted inside the National Museum of Singapore?

Video filming is only allowed with authorisation from the National Museum of Singapore.

Is the National Museum of Singapore wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the museum is wheelchair accessible. 

Are manual wheelchairs available to rent at the National Museum of Singapore?

Yes, you may rent manual wheelchairs at the museum, available at the Visitor Services counter at a first-come, first-served basis. 

Where is the National Museum of Singapore located?

The National Museum of Singapore is located on Stamford road, Singapore 178897. 

Is the National Museum of Singapore accessible by public transport?

Yes, the museum is easily accessible by public transport. It can be reached by bus or metro. You can even drive to the museum if needed as parking is available.