Singapore Philatelic Museum, Singapore

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Head to Singapore Philatelic Museum for a chance to survey an extensive history of the city’s postal history as well as a collection of national and international postage stamps. These galleries offer a window into a world of stamps that take in varying and distinct topics like science, history, and technology. Also included here is the world’s first-ever stamp; many visitors come just for the opportunity to see this monumental piece of history. This fully air-conditioned building holds special exhibitions year-round. Add Singapore Philatelic Museum to your Singapore travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Singapore trip itinerary planning website .
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  • I was attracted to it because of the exhibition on Little Prince. I had long wanted to go earlier and been tracking the days. I am glad that I have finally make it there. I loved it at once and could ...  more »
  • Singapore Philatelic Museum was opened on August 19, 1995. Singapore Philatelic Museum is housed in a century-old, double-story, colonial building. The original plans of this building were approved on...  more »
  • Last visited was 2017 and I decided visited this place again with our special new family member . I heard that latest exhibition theme is “ The little prince “. Stamp Museum is going under renovation ...  more »
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  • I feel like this is an underrated place in Singapore! Although small, this museum is really interesting and offers great insight into the world of letters and postcards! If you're a postcard lover, this is the place to be. Great selection of postcards and stamps as well. This is also a nice place to visit with children since some of the displays in the museum can be touched/interacted with. Be prepared to spend around an hour and a half in this place. :)
  • Visited the museum for the little prince exhibition. Singapore citizens and PR get in for free and everyone else pays only $8. You can easily spend an hour here and perhaps 2 hours if you read every single description. I enjoyed the unexpectedly high quality exhibitions and it’s probably one of the most overlooked museums in Singapore!
  • What a surprising find. While Singapore is home to some phenomenal museums showcasing international (as well as local) art and cultural, the philatelic museum goes above and beyond a "postal museum" to tell the story of how the post has helped foster community through communication across culture. The exhibits are intricately detailed and fascinating!
  • Nice little museum of Singapore's postal history. The Little Prince exhibition was very good. Highly recommended for stamp collectors as they have a real good collection of stamps for sale.
  • This is a great museum which houses interesting stamp collections going back over time. It is stamp collectors paradise. There are themed stamp collections - for example celebrating the International Year of the Dog. The museum also has stamps from other countries of the world.  It has some interactive exhibits which are interesting for children. The museum also has models of post boxes through the ages. I spent about two hours here. There is a gift shop at the entrance.  I would recommend a visit.
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Here visitors can find Singapore’s only operating colonial postbox outside the museum as well as 12,000 stamps and objects related to the country’s postal system. More than just payment for postage, stamps shed light on the culture, history and milestones of a country. At the Singapore Philatelic Museum, which is housed in a century-old colonial building, visitors will find an enchanting collection of more than 12,000 stamps and objects related to the country’s postal system. With beginnings dating back to the 1830s, the collection here was acquired in Singapore and overseas. Look out for the world’s first stamp and the museum’s crown jewel - the only known complete set of 1854 Indian stamps, which were used in the Straits Settlements.