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National Museum, Singapore

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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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  • No need to visit their as a Tourist. It will be complete wastage of money. If you are living in Singapore for long time , then you can visit. Apart from 2-3 items all bogus. You can see those in your ...  more »
  • 2012 Totally enjoyable visit to this National Treasure with my family. The staff were efficient, friendly and helpful. All the exhibits were a wonderful step in time. We will definately be back on our...  more »
  • I really liked the Museum. The Story starts in 15th centra And leads until contemporary events. Not overloaded with information, very cool!!!  more »
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  • This museum presents the natural, cultural, and political history of Singapore, with a particular emphasis on the country’s economic success after it gained independence in 1965. The narrative is nostalgic and optimistic, turning matter-of-factly when it’s convenient. I particularly enjoyed ‘Story of the Forest’, an enchanting presentation of the flora and fauna of the region. You can check it out at the museum’s Glass Rotunda. The museum is housed in a modern and spacious building in downtown Singapore. We stayed for three hours until closing, and would have stayed longer if there was more time.
  • A nice museum with advanced multimedia features and splendid curating of the collections. You could spend hours here without getting bored, especially if you are a history lover. There are also some nice activities for children such as competitions and games. It is also close to the city's main destinations such as Little India, Chinatown, or Bugis, makes it easy to access the place.
  • The history of Singapore expo was very interesting and very well done. Quite an immersive experience. The upper floors didn't really appeal to me so I didn't give them a chance. Perhaps they were good too. I guess I'll never know!
  • Beautiful description of emergence of Singapore with minute details about its culture, history and providing visitors with s comparison of ancient and modern Singapore . Visitors are treated to visual and 3D presentations, which are truly marvellous. Has displays catering for all age groups from children to older people. On the whole, a fruitful and pleasing experience. one can spend a whole day.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the National Museum. I spent a total of 6.5 hours there! I enjoyed every bit of it, everything I learned and everything I wished I had more time to carefully read. The exhibition is really well curated and the museum very well taken care of. The only suggestion I have is to add more seats throughout the galleries. I was standing so much that I simply had to rush through the "Singapore Lifestyle" galleries because of the back pain. Please add more seats, especially next to the audio story booths.