Family Fun at the National Museum

Various Venues
Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
Enjoy family time at the National Museum of Singapore every last Saturday of the month! Our fun line-up of activities includes interactive tours, storytelling sessions, family workshops, drop-in craft activities, captivating performances, and more.



28 Jul

Ties that Bind

25 Aug

Singapore Then and Now

29 Sep

Vroom, vroom, vroom! – A Family Day Out

27 Oct

Mix and Match

24 Nov

Memories in Frame

29 Dec

Outdoor Adventure


This August, as we celebrate Singapore’s 53rd birthday, join our grandmother storyteller Mdm Si-Hoe in reflecting on how Singapore has changed since her childhood days. Although its landscapes and infrastructure have changed dramatically over the years, certain values such as practicality are still present today. Have a family conversation to discuss more similarities and differences between the generations, and complete your experience by creating your own craft trinket box to take home!


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Family Fun Saturday, 25 Aug


4+ Drop-in Family Fun – Make Your Own Trinket Box!

10.30am to 4.30pm | Glass Atrium, Level 2 | Free


Trinket boxes were typically placed on a woman’s vanity table or dresser, and used to store small jewellery items. However, many people also used practical alternatives such as biscuit tins to store their jewellery, letters from friends and family, and other knick-knacks. Join us at the Glass Atrium to create your own craft trinket box, inspired by the one in our Modern Colony gallery. What treasured possessions would you keep in your trinket box?


No registration required. While stocks last. Last admission at 4pm.

Building, tour

7+ National Museum Building Tour for Families

11am (45 min) | Rotunda, Level 1 | Free


Join us on a learning journey around the museum and discover more interesting gems about this 130-year-old building.


Limited to 15 pairs of parent and child, on a first come, first served basis. On-site registration starts from 10.30am at the Rotunda, Level 1.


7+ Gran’s Short Stories

2.30pm & 3.30pm (30 min per session) | Modern Colony Gallery, Level 2 | Free


How has the life of a child changed between Singapore in the past and present? Our friendly grandmother Mdm Si-Hoe S.S., author of The House on Palmer Road, received Chinese tuition as a child just like many children today, but celebrated the British Empire Day in school instead of National Day. Come have a conversation with her and discover more surprising similarities and differences. Featuring engaging dramatisation and interactive hands-on activities, these storytelling sessions are a wonderful introduction to Singapore’s history and heritage, as told through our grandmas’ first-hand experiences!


Each session is limited to 15 children aged 7 to 12 years old, on a first come, first served basis. On-site registration starts from 1.45pm at the Glass AtriumLevel 2.


About the Storyteller

Mdm Si-Hoe S.S., 84, is a retired Chemistry teacher and educator who became a first-time book author at the youthful age of 83. She is the principal author of The House on Palmer Road, a playful children's book based on her childhood in pre-war Singapore. She enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and gallivanting with her friends and large family, and is currently working on her second book.

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The More We Get Together: Singapore's Playgrounds 1930 – 2030

We also have many exciting family programmes lined up in conjunction with our latest exhibition about playgrounds, which is open till 30 September 2018. Click here to find out more!

Family Time

Take a trip through 700 years of Singapore's history with your little ones with our Family Time Guide to find out how life in this Lion City has changed over the centuries. On your journey, you will meet various historical figures as well as landmark objects in each phase of Singapore's history. Explore how people from different communities used to live, their aspirations and how they helped shape the Singapore we see today.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

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