Step into the National Museum of Singapore to immerse in 700 years of Singapore’s history and more!

Whether you are visiting our galleries at leisure, or would like an experienced guide to bring your group through our galleries, prior booking for all group visits of more than 20 people is required. This will help us ensure that our galleries will not be overcrowded so that you, your guests and all visitors will enjoy their time here with us.

General Group Visits

For corporate, travel/tourist or community group visits with more than 20 people, please download and complete the enquiry form. Email the completed form to nhb_nm_hospitality@nhb.gov.sg at least 3 weeks in advance. Our Visitor Services officer will contact you within 3 working days.

For general group visits, admission into the Permanent Galleries is free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents while admission charges will apply for non-Singaporeans and non-Permanent Residents. Admission charges will also apply for all visitors into Special Exhibitions.

Terms and Conditions

  1. All visitors will need to obtain admission tickets from the Visitor Services counter at the ground floor of the museum before entering the galleries. More information to ensure your group visit proceeds smoothly will be provided once your booking is confirmed and you receive a Confirmation Form from us.
  2. If no prior booking has been made and you do not receive the Confirmation Form from our Visitor Services officer, you will not be able to enjoy any discounts or special rates (eg 20% discount off full-price admission for 20 or more people, travel agent rates, etc). For capacity control, your group may also not be allowed to enter the galleries until a later time.
  3. All cancellations or changes must be made in writing at least 5 working days in advance. A $50 administration fee will be levied for cancellations made less than 5 working days in advance or for no-shows.

Private Tours for Groups

Private tours by our experienced guides for corporate, travel/tourist or community groups can also be arranged to deepen your visit experience. Tours in English, Mandarin or Japanese are available.

Please download and complete the enquiry form, and email the completed form to nhb_nm_hospitality@nhb.gov.sg at least 4 weeks in advance. Our Visitor Services officer will contact you within 3 working days. Tours are approximately 45 minutes to an hour long.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Fees for private group tours are $150 per guide for the first hour, $75 for the second hour. Maximum 15 persons to a guide.
  2. Admission fees to the gallery (Permanent or Special Exhibition) apply separately.
  3. Requests for corporate and private tours are subject to the availability of guides. When your guide has been confirmed, you will be advised on guide(s) and admission fees, as well as payment modes. Payment has to be received within 5 working days from the day of notification to confirm your tour. Once payment is made, you will receive a Booking Confirmation with information to ensure your group visit proceeds smoothly.
  4. Any cancellation or changes must be made in writing at least 5 working days in advance. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 5 working days in advance or for no-shows.
  5. If no prior booking has been made and you do not receive a Confirmation Form from our Visitor Services officer, you will not be able to enjoy any discounts or special rates (eg 20% discount off full-price admission for 20 or more people, travel agent rates, etc). For capacity control, your group may also not be allowed to enter the galleries until a later time.

School Group Visits

Bring your students on a journey to discover 700 years of Singapore’s history at the National Museum of Singapore!

A minimum ratio of 1 teacher or facilitator to 20 students is recommended, although for a more meaningful visit, we encourage a ratio of 1 teacher or facilitator to 10 students. If you wish to bring more than 20 students to visit the museum, please download and complete the enquiry form. Email completed form to nhb_nm_hospitality@nhb.gov.sg at least 3 weeks in advance. Our Visitor Services officer will contact you within 3 working days.

You may also download the museum's Social Story here to prepare your children and students with additional needs for a trip to the museum. This social story shares information on things that they may see, hear and find while exploring our spaces.

Admission into the Permanent Galleries is free for Citizens and Permanent Residents as well as teachers and students from international schools in Singapore with an NHB International Schools membership. Admission charges will apply for students and teachers who are non-Singaporeans and non-Permanent Residents. Admission charges will also apply for all visitors into Special Exhibitions.

Terms and Conditions

  1. For capacity control and to ensure that your students and all other visitors have a fruitful visit to the museum, we reserve the right to schedule a suitable time for your group to visit the museum.
  2. All visitors will need to obtain admission tickets from the Visitor Services counter at the ground floor of the museum before entering the galleries. More information to ensure your group visit proceeds smoothly will be provided once your booking is confirmed and you receive a Confirmation Form from us.
  3. If no prior booking has been made and you do not receive the Confirmation Form from our Visitor Services officer, your group will not be allowed to enter the galleries until a later time for capacity control reasons.
  4. All cancellations or changes must be made in writing at least 5 working days in advance. A $50 administration fee will be levied for cancellations made less than 5 working days in advance or for no-shows.
  5. Educators are advised to make a preparatory visit to the museum. This will allow you to plan the necessary logistics and be familiar with our location, galleries and facilities. We are always happy to recommend workshops and tours that are appropriate for your students.
  6. If you have students on wheelchairs, do inform us at the booking stage so that we can make arrangements to ensure a smooth visit.

Singapore History Gallery Guided Tours for Schools

Guided tours to the Singapore History Gallery by our experienced docents for Primary 5 and above can also be arranged, up to a maximum of 45 students per booking.

Please download and complete the enquiry form and email it to nhb_nm_hospitality@nhb.gov.sg at least 4 weeks in advance. Our Visitor Services officer will contact you within 3 working days.

Tours are approximately an hour long and conducted in English only.

Other workshops and tours suitable for students of lower levels are also available.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Guided tours are complimentary for 100% Govt Schools (Pri, Sec, ITE, JC, Poly) and International Schools with NHB Membership.
  2. Guided tour fees for all other schools are $150 per guide, 15 students to a guide, up to a maximum of 45 students each booking.
  3. Gallery admission fees apply separately. Admission into the Permanent Galleries is free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents as well as teachers and students from international schools in Singapore with an NHB International Schools membership. Admission charges will apply for students and teachers who are non-Singaporeans and non-Permanent Residents. Admission charges will also apply for all visitors into Special Exhibitions. Admission Fees
  4. Requests for guided tours are subject to the capacity of our galleries and availability of guides. To ensure that your students and all other visitors have a fruitful visit, the museum reserves the right to schedule a suitable time for your guided tour. When your guide has been confirmed, you will be advised on guide(s) and admission fees, as well as payment modes. Payment has to be received within 5 working days from the day of notification to confirm your tour. Once payment is made, you will receive a Confirmation Form with information to ensure your group visit proceeds smoothly.
  5. Any cancellation or changes must be made in writing at least 5 working days in advance. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 5 working days in advance or for no-shows. For schools that enjoy complimentary guided tours, a $50 administration fee will be levied for cancellations made less than 5 working days in advance or for no-shows.
  6. If no prior booking has been made and you do not receive a Confirmation Form from our Visitor Services officer, your group will not be allowed to join our daily scheduled tours or enter the galleries until a later time for capacity control reasons.
  7. If you have students on wheelchairs, do inform us at the booking stage so that we can make arrangements to ensure a smooth visit.

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