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Singapore Philatelic Museum

By: kimberly on 15 Jun 2012
23B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807

(+65) 6337 3888

Operating Hours:
Monday: 1pm to 7pm
Tuesday - Sunday: 9am to 7pm


Explore Singapore's history in a slightly different way - through stamps! Cleverly combining the interest of stamp collectors with the know-how of philately, the Singapore Philatelic Museum enables visitors to take an enchanting walk down the history lane. Feast your eyes on actual snapshots of the past with vintage postcards and well-kept stamps once commonly found at post offices around Singapore.

Opened in 1995, the museum also contains an astonishing array of stamps from member countries of the Universal Postal Union from 1960 till now. Furthermore, the museum is home to rare and unusual stamps such as the vinyl record stamp from Bhutan and the wood veneer stamp from Djibouti. Find out how stamps are conceived in the museum's Purple Room, which includes archival production materials such as stamp printer sheets and printing plates.

The first philatelic museum in Southeast Asia, the Singapore Philatelic Museum is housed in a two-storey colonial building that was originally intended to be an additional school building to the Oldham Hall of the Anglo Chinese School way back in 1897.

Aside from the permanent exhibits, the themed galleries offer a host of changing exhibitions throughout the year. This year, they are proudly presenting the ‘Imagine Dragons’ exhibition to usher in the Year of the Dragon. Through an international collection of stamps and philatelic materials dating from 1959 and various interactive displays, the exhibition brings children on a quest to explore the world of dragons.

The Singapore Philatelic Museum is guaranteed to capture the vivid imaginations of visitors, stamp collectors or not. Visitors are sure to love the museum shop, where you can post mail at the museum sub-post office and receive your very own personalized stamps!

Admission Charges:

Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents
Adult: $5
Child (3-12 years) / Student - Free
Senior Citizen (60 years and above) - Free

Adult: $5
Child (3-12 years) / Student - $4
Senior Citizen (60 years and above) - $4

Admission is free during Open House events held on New Year's Day, 2nd day of Chinese New Year, National Day, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali, and Christmas Day.

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