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National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

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Gain an understanding of the country's history and traditions National Museum of Singapore. 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. Use our Singapore road trip planning tool to arrange your visit to National Museum of Singapore and other attractions in Singapore.
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  • A well managed museum that tells the story of Singapore, with well organised exhibits and explanations. The building is beautifully restored with a modern extension hidden at the rear. After... 
    A well managed museum that tells the story of Singapore, with well organised exhibits and explanations. The building is beautifully restored with a modern extension hidden at the rear. After...  more »
  • We are still talking about our visit and it has been a month. The museum is exceptionally well done and I highly recommend taking a tour. Our tour guide was super and handled a large group extremely.....  more
    We are still talking about our visit and it has been a month. The museum is exceptionally well done and I highly recommend taking a tour. Our tour guide was super and handled a large group extremely.....  more »
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  • The oldest museum in Singapore, which showcases works and exhibitions of Singapore art and culture. The building has been lovingly restored and renovated, and the exhibits are very good. The current "on off" exhibition showcases appliances and life in the 1960s through the 1980s, and brings back many childhood memories for me. It's a pleasure to see things like the typewriter and old school telephones, first generation computers, etc. There's also a huge hall that explores Singapore's history from the early days pre Stamford Raffles, to the Japanese occupation during WWII. It's definitely worth a visit or more! It's free admission to citizens. A wonderful place to go for a dose of nostalgia!
  • We took the opportunity to visit during public holiday. Surprisingly the crowd was not overly crowded and there are available parking lots at the museum. We came to see the “Heritage”, yet we were only shown with a train of old Malaya train. A little disappointing. The other showcasing were just as disappointing. Too much replicas and copies instead of artifacts. There are a lots better Museums in Singapore, sadly not the National Museum. Crowd: acceptable even during PH Service: top, friendly and fast Exhibition: need more contents and refresher. I think my textbooks have been information. Time needed: 1-2hours Food & Drinks: limited options (only a cafe) Admission: free for Singapore citizens Return: maybe, depending on the exhibits. The previous time before Covid I can easily spent 3-4 hours exploring. Now, lesser than 2hours I would have covered all.

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