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

Various Venues
Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
Opening Weekend Special
Join us for a fun-filled weekend of activities to celebrate the opening of the exhibition as part of the Singapore Heritage Festival!


Matali, Playgrounds

Artist Talk with Matali Crasset
Friday, 20 April 2018 | 7.30pm –  8.30pm | The Salon, Level 1

Tots’ Workshop with Matali Crasset
Saturday, 21 April 2018 | 11am – 12pm | Rotunda, Level 1

For more details, click here.
Playground, inflatable

Bouncy Adventures
Saturday and Sunday, 20 – 22 April 2018 | 10am – 5.30pm | The Front Lawn

Age: 2 +

Embark on a bouncy adventure at the National Museum with interactive inflatable playgrounds inspired by iconic mosaic playgrounds of yesteryear! You can also go on an “animal hunt” with our animal springers for more bouncy fun.

Timescape, Pelican

Young Cinema by Robot Playground Media (SG)
Saturday and Sunday, 21 & 22 April 2018 | 10am – 12pm, 2.30pm – 4.30pm | The Salon, Level 1

Age: 3+

The National Museum's Young Cinema programme returns with TimeScapes - A Singapore Anthology, a collection of animated short films about life, love and the landscapes of Singapore past and present.
craft activity

Glass Magnet Drop-in Craft Station
Saturday and Sunday, 21 & 22 April 2018 | 10.30am – 1.30pm | Glass Atrium, Level 2

Create your own Playgrounds memorabilia magnet with the help of talented facilitators from Tinkle Arts. Limited to first 150 participants per day.

Balloon Sculpting Station
Saturday and Sunday, 21 & 22 April 2018 | 2pm – 5pm | Glass Atrium, Level 2

Watch balloons get sculpted into unique forms of our iconic playgrounds and get to bring one home for free if you know the secret code (psst… it’s “The More We Get Together!”) *While balloon stocks last.


3D models, giveaway

3D Printing Station
Saturday and Sunday, 21 & 22 April 2018 | 10.30am – 4.30pm | Glass Atrium, Level 2

Curious to see how a 3D printer works? Join us at the National Museum and watch miniature versions of our iconic Singapore playgrounds being created.

[GIVEAWAY] Are you ready to join us for a fun-filled opening weekend of The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030 on 21 & 22 April?

Complete the steps below to get a miniature 3D model of your favourite yesteryear playground icon, while stocks last!

Step 1: ‘Follow’ National Museum of Singapore’s Instagram/Facebook page

Step 2:  Visit our The More We Get Together exhibition and take a selfie/wefie anywhere (please be cautious and mindful of our delicate artefacts)

Step 3: Post your picture to our Facebook event page ( or on your Instagram page with the hashtag #OurSGPlaygrounds and show us the post!


Limited to the first 300 visitors who approach us at our level 2 Glass Atrium!


We will also be giving away an exclusive table-size 3D model of the playground for the two most creative posts (Please set your profile to public for us to view your posts)

*Contest ends at 7pm on 22 April

memories, screens, playground

Memories and Screens
Saturday and Sunday, 21 & 22 April 2018 | 2pm and 5pm | Gallery Theatre, Basement Level

The Playground: Gone Kimmy Gone / 66 min / 2015 / K. Rajagopal / PG

Vicky / 5 mins / 2015 / Royston Tan / PG

Old Places / 77 mins / 2010 / Royston Tan, Eva Tang and Victric Thng / PG

Our Defining Moments / 10 mins / 2012 / Nicole Woodford / G

For more details, please click here.

Exhibition Programmes in May 2018

A Lighter Side of History: Playgrounds Special
Saturday, 12 May 2018 | 2pm 3pm | The Salon, Level 1

Old shophouses and neighbourhood estates; nostalgic playgrounds from the 1980s; orange-roofed bus stops and the National Theatre. These familiar sights from the old Singapore landscape are etched in our collective memory, and are a source of inspiration for local picture-book author Lee Kow Fong’s (Ah Guo) whimsical and child-like works. In this Playgrounds Special of A Lighter Side of History, Ah Guo will share his creative process and take you on a journey through his playful imagination of Singapore.

Free with registration

Special Talk: Behind the Scenes of The More We Get Together
Saturday, 19 May 2018 | 2pm4pm | The Salon, Level 1 Delve into the world of museums and exhibition-making as you go behind the scenes of the exhibition. Find out more from the curator, architects, and audio-visual producers behind the project as they take you through the entire process, from conceptualisation to execution. Whether understanding why artefacts were chosen, or the unique ways in which they are displayed, discover more about the exhibition from the people who put it together.

Free with registration   


Curator Tour
Thursday, 24 May 2018 | 7.30pm 8.30pm | Stamford Gallery, Level 1

Join our curator for an exclusive private tour as she takes you through an insider's perspective of The More We Get Together. Discover the stories behind the artefacts and learn more about the way the exhibition was planned and built as the gallery opens its doors to you after hours.

$10 per person



Exhibition Programmes in  June 2018 

The Voices Behind Our Homes, Our Stories
Sunday, 10 June 2018 | 2pm 3pm | Gallery10, Level 1

Migrant domestic workers are a familiar sight at our playgrounds as caregivers to our elderly and young, but have you ever wondered what life is like for them in Singapore? This reading of Our Homes, Our Stories offers a glimpse into the lives of migrant domestic workers as they share their tales of pain, love and dreams.

Children's Season Special: Timmy and Tammy at the Dragon Playground – Storytelling Session by Esther Eio
Saturday, 2, 16 & 22 Jun and 1 & 7 Sep 2018 | 2.30 pm – 3pm | Stamford Gallery, Level 1

The iconic dragon playground was built in 1979 and remains a favourite with Singaporeans today. He watches all that goes on and loves it when children come to play with him and make new friends. Come and listen to the story of Singapore's favourite dragon playground - the guardian of friendships!This programme is brought to you in collaboration with Armour Publishing.

Free with registration

Our Future Playgrounds: A Dialogue
Saturday, 30 June 2018 | 2pm 4pm | Gallery Theatre, Basement Level

How do we envision our future playgrounds? How much of the past informs the way in which we think about the playgrounds of today and tomorrow? Do we all have an equal stake in the future of our playgrounds? Inspired by the installation on the future of playgrounds in The More We Get Together, this dialogue brings together the primary commissioners of today's public playgrounds, HDB and NParks, as well as the exhibition designers and the students that built the installation. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on how we envision our future playgrounds and how the past and the future inform the ways in which we build playgrounds today.

Free with registration

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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