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The Cat Museum, Singapore

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A world’s first, Lion City Kitty™ - The CAT MUSEUM, MUSES & MANSION is located at 8 Purvis Street, in the heart of the Civic District of Singapore. Also known as Singapura, the city nation is named after the largest cat, the lion ("Singa" means lion and "Pura" means town or city) and how apt that the city now has its own kitty landmark!

The CAT MUSEUM, MUSES & MANSION pays tribute to the cats of Singapore by tracing the history of local Malayan cats, cats that came on ships with our forefathers from India and China, the arrival of British cats during the colonization period and Japanese cats during occupation, and develops a hypothesis of what is affectionately branded as the Lion City Kitty™ - the Singapore resident cats.

The Museum

Features history of cats around the world as well as touching stories of cats and their humans, and the important roles they play in each community. Visitors can admire the specially curated cat photographs, art and crafts from around the world, including the founder’s personal collection and commissioned pieces.

The Muses

The Muses gallery is dedicated to Singapore cats by showcasing their history and origins. A wall called "Every Singaporean Cat" is for all residents to pledge proudly that they live with a Lion City Kitty™ and pin a photo of their cat with its name and district on the large Singapore map.

A highlight of Muses are the real Singapore cats which are orphans looking for a family. Visitors have the chance to play with them, photograph them and maybe fall in love with a ‘muse’ and add a member to their family. This is a special collaboration with Cat Welfare Society (CWS) which will select nine cats and assign volunteers to care for them on the premises.

The Muses is also a space for all Singaporeans and artists (young and old) to come paint, draw and photograph the kitties. It is a platform to display the creative works of local artists whose lives have been touched by kitty karma.

The Mansion

A beautiful sprawling playground that is specially set for the lucky ones who found their forever home - complete with toys, scratching posts, and invisible grills to keep them safe indoors.

In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, "The greatness of a Nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
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  • 1, Rushed to pay money, and then tell u about the awesome rule tat u CANNOT enter the cat room again (even if u / ur kid needs to leave for a toilet visit 5 mins after entering). 2, 8/10 cats there ar...  more »
  • As you can see, my username is literally Margaretthecatlady and I have 12 cats which I each love very much! More than my three year old daughter. So I was quite dissapointed when I went to this museum...  more »
  • This cat museum is also a leading center, and the workers are very loving and patient. The museum is divided into three districts. The cat is more calm, the young cat is more alive Songkran, both are very lovely.
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  • Spend a afternoon with the host and her lovely team as well as the lovely cats. This is not a Cat Cafe. This is a Enterprise who is in business of helping with cat and education on pet ownership. It would be sad to see them loose their home this June. I wish them luck in getting a new place.
  • They do a good job about finding homes to cats... But the place in itself is as big as an appartment, very limited place for cats. For the name "cat museum" I would expect something much bigger with more museum activities (panels to read with curiosities, interactive areas for kid and cat statues...) and so on. There is just a flat with paintings of cats and cats.
  • A great evening spent with the cats there. Definitely a good place to visit for interaction with the felines.
  • It was fun... but if I'm not wrong it's not there anymore
  • If you like to hang out with cats it is a good place to go. Relax and enjoy
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