National Museum of Singapore
National Museum of Singapore, an architectural and cultural landmark in the country, is Singapore’s oldest museum containing interesting artifacts and exhibits that tell the colorful history of Singapura.
The museum may already be 130 years old, but the place has a progressive mind — NMS has totally eschewed from the traditional way of presenting exhibits and has opted instead to create sections based on themes such as photography, film, food, and fashion. With the help of clear audio, visuals and interactive display, each section helps visitors experience a sensory immersion into the rich history of Singapore. National Museum of Singapore can surely capture the interest of various visitors — history buffs, first timers, locals, and foreigners — as it sheds light to Singapore’s history and culture.
National Museum of Singapore is located at 93 Stamford Road.
Opening Days and Hours
Museum is open daily from 10:00 to 19:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Singaporean and permanent residents are free of charge. Adult tourists are charged SGD 10 (USD 7.40) while children, students, and senior citizens are charged SGD 5 (USD 3.70).
How to Get There
- Board a bus (972, 64, 65, 139) and ask to be dropped off at bus stop B07509 which is a minute away from the memorial hall.
- Take the MRT to Brah Basah Station, take Exit C, and walk 2 minutes to the memorial hall.
- Solo Travelers/ Backpackers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
For first timers, best allot 4-6 hours for your museum tour.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The National Museum can get crowded, so better start your trip as early as 10:00 in the morning so you can avoid busy crowds, and be able to enjoy the exhibits more.
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Visitors can choose from the restaurants near the museum such as Bacchanalia, Food for Thought, Chef Chan’s, Flutes, and Din Tai Fung.
Nearby hotels such as Strand Hotel, Hotel Mi, Hotel G, Hotel Bencoolen and Oxford Hotel offer accommodations to visitors of National Museum at rates ranging from USD 75 to USD 150.