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National Museum, Singapore

(4.2/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web)
Gain an understanding of the country's history and traditions National Museum. Learn about how Singapore's suffered under Japanese occupation in World War II, but also resisted with tenacity and resourcefulness. You can also discover the details about Singapore's experience under British rule and its development as an independent nation in the 1960s. Make sure you take a walk along the museum's concourse, a striking architectural feature that blends classic and modern styles. Arrange to visit National Museum and other attractions in Singapore using our Singapore itinerary planner.
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  • Great place to wander through- plenty of free areas to learn about the heritage of the building. Smoke and Mirrors on the rooftop has a phenomenal view of Singapore  more »
  • Very good museum, there are tour guides on the hour that last an hour. Our guide was excellent taking us through the history of Singapore from its beginnings until present day. Fascinating and very in...  more »
  • I first came to the Museum back in 1972! However it has undergone major renovations back in 2006 and fortunately is within walking distance of Raffles Hotel, so on a rainy day the Museum is definately...  more »
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  • I went during the mixed heritage exhibition, showing the hundreds of different cultural backgrounds that make up the whole of Singaporeans, many amazing stories and perspectives on what it is like and what it means to be Singaporean. I personally had a realization on the importance of heritage while visiting. An amazing and eye opening place to visit.
  • Please be aware if you are Japanese or alternative. Despite being more polite and quieter than other visitors. We were told that they could tell that we follow a "Japanese" culture and were not welcome here by the security, one of our goth friends was told that he looked like the "devil" and was not allowed to come in. However there was a very friendly staff member in the gallery whom explained the meanings and origins of the paintings to us, she was really nice and understanding, it improved the visit a lot for us. :)
  • Nice Museum it's tell about old story of singapura... mainly check out war zone ... black period of singapura... even u can found video and audio sessions in all its rooms... Fees entrance is around 15 SGD..
  • Definitely join the tour(it's free and by volunteers). Thanks Philip for the lovely tour. You reminded me how interesting museum can be. Learned the history of Singapore here. $10 entrance fee. Check the photo I upload for the other fees information. Check out their gifts shop for cute local momentos. The nearest bus stop is SMU. (See photo) Bus no: 64, 65, 139 & 972 Google map route is wrong coz didn't show me the bus options but ask me to walk to the museum instead.
  • Beautiful museum, very thorough. Got there at 6, so had to rush through it a bit. I'd love to go back and spend more time~ Definitely a must-see! It helped me understand and appreciate Singapore a lot more.