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Museums in Singapore are somewhat more compact than those in other cities, but they are well-maintained and carefully curated, presenting exhibits that are both engaging and educational. Permanent and visiting exhibitions showcase art, stamps, defence and even vintage toys from refreshing perspectives. Thanks to a new direction set by the National Heritage Board, Singapore's museums have been re-imagined and redeveloped to nurture a stronger museum-going culture here.

In their own quiet way, museums can also serve as unique and fascinating cultural destinations that remain relevant amid changing times. Visit one to relive historic moments in the country's past, to understand the city's present, and to imagine the nation's future.

Relive Singapore's journey from a small fishing village into the bustling metropolis that it is today at one definitive place: the National Museum of Singapore. Located i...
With world-class museum facilities, exhibitions and meaningful community outreach programmes, the Singapore Art Museum is the centrepiece of Singapore's art scene and com...
Explore the essential elements of different cultures from around the region and the world at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Housed in a restored neo-classical colonial b...
Featuring a distinctive lotus-inspired design with 'ten fingers' symbolising the “The Welcoming Hand of Singapore”, the ArtScience Museum is designed by critically acclai...
The Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium (MEMA) is Singapore’s first maritime museum and what makes it even more distinctive from other museums is that, it boasts a ...
Visit the Peranakan Museum to learn about the fascinating culture of the Straits Chinese. 'Peranakan', meaning 'locally born' in Malay, is a rich and unique culture that ...
Fuk Tak Chi Temple, located on Telok Ayer Street, is one of the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore. Built in the 1820s by the Hakka and Cantonese communities, the temple ...
Revisit your childhood toys and go back, if only for a while, to a time when technology was hardly as advanced as it is now, and toys were simple but still wildly engagin...
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 Singapor...
The Raffles Hotel Museum was constructed in 1991 along with a major renovation of the hotel. Since then, it has showcased the entire history of the hotel through a displa...
Discover the genius behind Singapore's many sculptural works, alongside over 7000 Southeast Asian artefacts housed at the NUS Museum. Owned by the National Universit...
The largest contemporary design museum in Asia, the stark red building of Red Dot Design Museum is easy to spot from a distance. Dedicated to works that have been awarded...
Naval and military enthusiasts may be thrilled to visit the Republic of Singapore Navy's Museum. Housed in a pre-war army barracks which has now been remodelled to resemb...
Capturing the spirit and heritage of the Republic of Singapore Air Force, The Air Force Museum comprises an outdoor gallery, eight indoor galleries on the second level an...
The Changi Chapel and Museum is dedicated to the Prisoners-of-War (POW) who were interned at Changi camp during the Japanese Occupation in World War Two. Suffered appalli...
The Singapore Coins and Notes Museum is Singapore's first and only museum dedicated to showcasing currency. Through intimate but novel exhibits, visitors can expect to jo...
Showcasing the pride of Singapore's military forces, the Army Museum of Singapore pays tribute to the numerous men and women who have served the country. Various exhibiti...