Singapore Musical Box Museum, Singapore

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Musical Boxes were an important symbol of European culture dating back to the 19th century and early 20th century.

Historical resources have shown that Singapore played an integral part in the progress and development of musical boxes in South-east Asia during that time frame.

In this Singapore’s first musical box museum, we aim to share the historical background from the rise to the fall of the musical boxes to how it made its way to Singapore in the 19th century to the public.

We aim to also, to function as a repository for academic research, education and above all, preservation of such artifacts in Singapore for future generations.
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  • It is a museum specializing in music boxes near Telok Air Station. After the Music box of European culture is transmitted to the Singapore, the history to prosper and to decline is learnt.
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  • Nestled in the Thian Hock Keng temple grounds, along Telok Ayer road, it can be easily missed among the many cultural sites of interest in the area. But this private museum is definitely worth a visit...  more »
  • We were taken on a guided tour (in Chinese) by an elderly gentleman, who showed us the different woodcraft techniques, the evolution of consumers of musical boxes (from the aristocracy to the masses),...  more »
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  • This place is amazing! Although a small museum, the tour and explanation given as well as seeing all the mechanics inside the musical boxes... just awesome! My family would be interested in workshops related to making of cylinder music boxes and even an observation opportunity to watch a craftsman repair the musical boxes. Thank you for this wonderful museum and the opportunity to learn more about musical boxes.
  • This is a hidden gem in Singapore. The guide was absolutely wonderful and took his time to tell us the history of the items in the museum. I never thought that there could be such interesting facts on just musical boxes and clockworks. Definitely worth a visit.
  • What an awesome museum! It has a lot of musical box exhibits including ones from ancient times as well as those as large as cabinets that produces orchestral music. Loved this place as it is surrounded in beautiful music. I bought a traditional music box from the gift shop and met the Japanese owner of the museum. I do not like the size of the museum.
  • Discovered this museum without any research. Surpirsingly good. Even though it is a small place, but it is filled with history, knowledge and GOOD music. The owner let us listen to most of the music box. Some of the music boxes seriously give you chill and make you feel emotional. Got a student discount last time, the owners are very friendly. Received a free postcard as well. For music lover, definitely worth a try :)
  • an interesting place and overall a very good experience. visitors are not allowed to touch any of the musical box but the guide will explain and play the music. i enjoyed every minute of the short tour. not rated 5-star due to the entrance fee as they do not have many musical boxes and some are broken.
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