Explore the National Museum of Singapore – home to numerous historical artifacts and exhibits. Dating all the way back to 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the country's oldest museum and a cultural and architectural landmark. Despite its rich historical background, the museum's galleries have adopted the latest cutting edge display techniques that redefine the traditional museum experience. From humble beginnings to the present day metropolis, you'll learn about everything from daily life to the rapid development of this island nation over 700 years of Singapore history. The National Museum of Singapore hosts a variety of exhibitions, festivals, film screenings and thought-provoking performances all year round – so you are sure to witness a truly great event during your visit.
Don't be confused. MINT has nothing to do with the popular gum flavor. MINT stands for Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys. And that means that MINT is a true paradise for going back to childhood days and a real must-visit for families with kids. The museum features an extensive collection of vintage toys, considered to be the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia. You will get to see more than 50,000 toys and memorabilia from over 40 countries including Singapore, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States and more, ranging from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. Whether a child or an adult, this is a one-of-a-kind magical experience in the heart of Singapore.
Want to lay your eyes on the three sauropod dinosaur fossils that are more than 80% complete? No, this is not a sci-fi movie. You can see all of that in the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in Singapore. The museum is a majestic 7-storey building covering a floor space of 8,500 square meters housing over a million regional specimens. Opened in April of 2015, the museum is one of the youngest in Singapore, yet is home to one of the oldest collections inherited from its predecessor — the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. At the museum, you will get to learn about the diversity of life on Earth, travel back in time and see the plants, amphibians, mammals and dinosaurs in 16 thematic zones.
Enter a world of wonder and discovery at Singapore's ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands! Since its opening in February 2011, the ArtScience Museum has become a must-visit destination for both locals and tourists alike thanks to its iconic lotus shape, its massive size of 6,000 square meters filled with 21 different gallery spaces, and fascinating exhibits! Catch unique exhibitions that are sure to quench any thirst for knowledge. Discover the FUTURE WORLD: Where Art Meets Science, a long-term exhibit popular among families with children. See the 16 different digital installations inside this kid-friendly gallery and watch in awe as the interactive displays take you on a full immersion. Explore the breakthrough art of inflatable objects and walk through its history in our world in the Floating Utopias exhibition. Make sure to also stop by their newest display, Disney: Magic of Animation! Here, you'll uncover the magic on what goes behind creating your favorite Disney film. You'll get to see original sketches, drawings, paintings and more curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library.
Snap a selfie with rock stars, actors, politicians, musicians at Madame Tussauds Museum in Singapore! Upon arriving, have no worries when redeeming your ticket – simply go to the Klook exclusive skip-the-line lane and avoid the hassles of queuing! Take a trip back in history or straight to famedom by visiting the museum's various sections: Music, A-List Party, Sports, History & Leaders, Film and more. Don't leave without hopping aboard The Spirit of Singapore Boat Ride that takes you on a voyage through an exotic tropical garden. See the Images of Singapore Live exhibition and discover the city's transformation from a small village into a bustling metropolis.
Travel back in time as you enter the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, a villa-turned-museum that commemorates Dr. Sun, the iconic leader in the 1911 Chinese Revolution and a pivotal figure in Chinese and Southeast Asian history. The memorial hall, once the stronghold of the Chinese Revolutionary Alliance, displays a large number of historical photographs and personal belongings of Sun Yat Sen, along with other artifacts from the revolution. A large number of exhibits showcase the history of the Singaporean Chinese community during the first half of the 20th century and narrates the impact of the revolution on Singapore and other Southeast Asian societies. Don't miss the authentic 100 year old Letterpress Cylinder Printing Machine, one of the most interesting pieces in this Heritage Centre. As you explore the halls together with your volunteer tour guide, get a glimpse of the rich history of the prominent community that led China to become what it is today.
Explore Southeast Asian art at the new National Gallery Singapore. After opening its doors on 24 Nov 2015, the gallery is located in Singapore's Civic District and boasts a combined floor area of 64,000 square meters and is housed in two of the island's most iconic buildings: former Supreme Court and City Hall. National Gallery Singapore is the largest visual arts venue and museum in Singapore – home to over 1,000 art works and it is certainly one of the main attractions in Singapore. Visitors are introduced to Singaporean and Southeast Asian art in the long-term and special exhibitions taking place at the gallery. A visit to the National Gallery Singapore is a great opportunity to discover art, culture and architecture of Singapore.
Get a chance to learn all about the history of Singapore's Indian community with a visit to the Indian Heritage Centre. Know as the first museum in Southeast Asia to focus on the diverse heritage of the local Indian community, the building stuns with its iconic design that combines elements of traditional Indian architecture with modern ones, allowing for a structure that's not only unique but sustainable as well. Check out the variety of exhibitions inside, such as "Indians in Singapore: Past & Present," which depict the experiences of the Indian community from 1st century CE to the present through artifacts and interactive displays, as well as "Symbols & Scripts: The Language of Craft," which traces the rich material heritage across various Indian communities. Free guided tours in English, Tamil, and Mandarin are also available during select days.
Opened in June 2005, the Malay Heritage Center is the perfect insight to the wonderful culture of the Malay community in Singapore. Through the numerous exhibits, programmes and activities that are the perfect learning experience for visitors of all ages, discover the cherished history of the Malay community in the country. Walk through the heritage center on your own, or make use of one of the free guided tours to get a more in-depth understanding about the several exhibits thanks to your knowledgeable English speaking guide.
Loads to see. It was a little bit of walk for my parents (senior) to get there from tram station but other than that we enjoyed the attractions. It combines Images of Singapore, Madame Tussaud and Bollywood experience. There's also a little boat ride around where you will see sites of Singapore in small size - MBS, Merlion etc. Towards the end there's a Marvel 4D show. We took lots of photo and had a good experience here. Staffs were also very polite and kind. It's worth it to see so much with the price!
Many thanks to Stephanie for the tour. Originally thought it would be a picture-taking session in Haji lane in the morning, but Stephanie engaged us in story-telling, giving us lots of nuggets of information about the history of the Singapore and Kampong Gelam. The Djembe drumming was fun. Instructor was nice. Pottery making, we took turns about 5 mins each since there's only one potter's wheel. Instructor is good and experienced (his works are displayed). Only got to try sculpting which makes sense given the price. The click art museum was interesting.
SUPER FUSS FREE EXPERIENCE!! Finally got to see this place.
Alighted at Imbiah Stn and walked over. Turn Left after exiting the Stn. Walk towards the Singapore cable car ticketing counter and Turn Left after the escalator. Walk towards the door opening on your left and climb Up the stairs that will lead you to the car park. Follow the yellow foot pathway and walk up a few flight of stairs and ramp reaching. Not hard to find! Just infront of skyhelix!
It is very educational. There is a very informative guide who will give a very good overview of the history and good orientation of the area. The guide is also very knowledgeable so feel free to ask questions. There are also videos around to show you the actual situation then. Very good for kids to understand Singapore history too. No photos allowed though.
Used the Singapore Rediscovery Voucher. Just need to book the time slot online beforehand after Klook redemption. We went on a Friday and fortunately there was no crowd at all so we were able to pose and take pictures freely throughout. :) By the way the ticket comes with a 4D Marvel movie. Great for Marvel fans too.
Revisited Singapore’s history at The Battlebox. The guide, Mr George, is friendly and shares key stories in an engaging and interesting manner, suitable for all ages to interact and understand. Self-tour in the battlebox takes about 30min-1hr, would recommend to travellers interested in an all-rounded view of Singapore’s history, especially how Japanese took over Singapore during WWII.