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Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, Singapore

Categories: Natural History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 75 reviews on the web
The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is a museum of natural history at the Kent Ridge Campus of the National University of Singapore. Officially opened on 18 April 2015, it houses the Raffles Natural History Collection.The idea for a natural history collection was first mooted by Sir Stamford Raffles, and the collection of Southeast Asian biodiversity was begun in 1849 at the Raffles Museum . In 1972, the Government of Singapore removed the natural history collections from the National Museum and gave them to the Zoology Department of what was then the University of Singapore. They were housed in various temporary premises, including the Nanyang Technological University for seven years. Subsequently, they were returned to the NUS and housed in the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. LKCNHM inherited the natural history collections from the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research.The Museum currently has more than 560,000 catalogued lots in its collection and over a million specimens from throughout the region. About 2,000 of these will be on public exhibition.In February 2016, the museum announced that $1 Million was raised for scientific and educational efforts related to the 10.6m adult female sperm whale carcass dubbed "Jubi Lee" found in Singapore waters July 2015.
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  • I first visited LKCNHM before its renovation in 2008. I am now a student of NUS and admission is free, but I did not drop by until National Day 2016 when I brought my HK friends around. The exterior o...  read more »
  • This museum is just the right size to keep children (my kids are 2 and 5 yrs) engaged, with dinosaurs, insects, mammals. this is a good addition to the zoo as they get to see the animals up close and ...  read more »
  • The predecessor to Raffles Museum of Biodiversity, this museum is a very well curated natural history museum. It has a dinosaur inside and also exhibits that educate visitors on how important Singapor...  read more »
  • An interesting place to learn about natural history and see the specimen first-hand. The museum boasts two impressive complete dinosaur sets of bones, as well as one set of whale bones. You can learn a lot, so be prepared to spend a couple of hours here.
  • It's a very cool natural history museum which not many will know. Ticket price $13-25. Time spend 1.5 -2hrs. Make sure you walk around the building after the museum for some nice photos.
  • An excellent museum with free guided tour daily. Not a huge place, but can cover barely 50% of the exhibits in 3.5hours if you stop to look at everything.
  • Museum hold a great amount of fossil, plants and animal a few sets of dinosaur bones on display Overall display is impressive but the ticket price is very expensive compare to a similar museum I visit in Taipei (free of charge) the collection at Taipei for fossil is more complete.
  • One of he latest museum attraction in Singapore. Worthwhile to visit for artefacts.
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