Explore the finest artefacts the world has to offer at this highly-anticipated exhibition from the British Museum in London! Come face to face with the “unlucky mummy” falsely rumoured to have sunk the Titanic, marvel at gold jewellery from ancient Mesopotamian graves and be fascinated by the magical transformation mask from the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America.
Featuring stunning relics from ancient civilisations and treasures spanning Africa, Oceania and the Middle East, as well as Europe, Asia and the Americas, this extensive collection encompasses over two million years of abundant culture and history. Closer to home, the exhibition also includes items from the personal collection of Sir Stamford Raffles, such as a Javanese mask and a kris and scabbard dating back to the early 19th century. Discover these Treasures of the World and more at the National Museum from December 2015 to July 2016!
Young Explorers' Zones
Visit the Young Explorers’ Zones in the gallery with your little ones. Learn about fantastical creatures from the ancient world! Be awed by the glittering gemstones! Or indulge in a good read about world cultures! Be sure to pick up takeaway Young Explorer activity sheets and cards from the learning stations and embark on a self-explorative journey to discover more treasures from different cultures around the world though animals, adornments and materials. Continue the family fun time at home with the extended activities suggested.
Recommended for children aged 4 – 12, the Young Explorers' Zones can be found in the Asia section and between Americas and Africa sections.
Education resources recommended for children aged 7 and above are also available for download.
Teachers may guide their students on an independent tour of the exhibition using the Discovery Sheets and Complementary Teacher Notes. Prior booking is required for all school visits with more than 20 participants. To make a group booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guided tours can also be requested. Each session is about an hour long and is limited to 80 participants. For more information or to request for a guided tour, please email email@example.com. Please note that guided tours are subject to the availability of docents.
School Holiday Activities (29 May – 26 Jun, 10am – 7pm daily)
* From 1 June 2016, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) will enjoy concession admission to the museum. PWDs who are citizens or permanent residents continue to receive free admission to the museum’s permanent and special exhibitions. Foreign PWDs will enjoy admission to both permanent and special exhibitions at the concession admission rates. The first caregiver of PWD visitors will enjoy free admission to both permanent and special exhibitions, regardless of their nationality.
SPECIALS for Non-Citizens and Non-Permanent Residents
PACKAGE DEALS for Non-Citizens and Non-Permanent Residents
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Meeting point: Entrance of exhibition gallery, basement.
Mon – Fri
11:30am & 2:30pm
Sat & Sun
11:30am, 2.30pm, 2:45pm & 3:30pm
Sat & Sun
11am & 3pm
Mon – Sat
Please purchase an exhibition ticket before joining the tour.
Each session is about an hour long and is limited to 15 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis.
There will be no guided tour on Public Holidays (25 Dec and 1 Jan 2016 , 8 & 9 Feb 2016, 25 Mar 2016, 1 May 2016 and 21 May 2016).
Treasures of the World from the British Museum Family-themed Tours by Friends of the Museums
Spend an exciting morning with your children among ancient artefacts from the British Museum! Join our storytellers as they embark on a fascinating journey around the world and across a range of historical periods. The intriguing and colourful tales from the Treasures of the World from the British Museum exhibition will captivate children and parents alike – be warned, some of these ancient tales are not for the faint-hearted!
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1 A valid pass or card must be presented.
2 Return Visit tickets are only available at the Museum’s Visitor Services counter and with proof of a paid ticket to the exhibition or its related programmes. No refunds are available for adult exhibition tickets already paid for.
3 A valid HSBC credit card or debit card must be used for payment. Applicable to globally-issued HSBC credit cards and Singapore-issued HSBC debit cards only.
4 Lee Hwa members must produce a valid letter from Lee Hwa at the Museum’s Visitor Services counter. Not available on SISTIC.
5 A valid InterContinental Singapore hotel key card must be presented at the Museum’s Visitor Services counter. Not available on SISTIC.
6 A valid boarding pass within 7 days of travel or valid Kris flyer membership card must be presented at the Museum’s Visitor Services counter. Not available on SISTIC.
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