A very visually interesting museum with exhibits on the history of Singapore, the people, the Japanese Occupation and much more. Highly recommended.Free 1 hr guided tours at 11am & 2pm from Mon - Fri. And on Sat & Sun: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm.Entry is S$10 for tourists. $5 for disabled, students and above 60 yrs. Open 10am - 7pm daily.The nearest train stations are Dhoby Ghaut or Bras Basah
Easily the most beautiful building in Singapore, both inside and outside. The amount of natural light that comes pouring in, the colonial architecture and perfectly designed modern updates, refurbishing and additions, and the quality of the exhibitions (both permanent and seasonal) contained make the National Museum a must-see. There's even a special permanent exhibition dedicated to children (Play@NMS) and programs to go along with it. Check out their website for talks, outdoor screenings and on-going events, many of them free.For the intrepid history buff or nature lover, end your visit with a trek in Fort Canning Park, a lush, historic park just behind the museum. It's a serene walk that's totally worth the exercise, just be sure to apply sunblock and mosquito repellant liberally!
This is one of the best museum I've ever visited. The key feature is the Historical Gallery, featuring a very interactive walkthrough the 200+ years history of Singapore -- from the earliest days to the modern age. Here, most of the exhibits are considerably interactive, and visitors are encouraged to interact. Audio tour is provided, in form of a portable media player.
Very informative. Great balance of history, multimedia and infotainment.
The museum is known for its history gallery, which features the history of Singapore through a story telling approach, with the use of images and film. There are also smaller galleries that showcase Singapore's history. There are also special exhibitions that are put up from time to time, from art installations and festivals to film screenings and performances. The building itself is also a sight to behold, given the retention of the neo-classical facades and the mix of glass and metal structures within.