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art of the rehearsal
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Art of the Rehearsal

Art of the Rehearsal is a three-channel immersive video installation by multidisciplinary artist Sarah Choo Jing. This artwork depicts Singaporean dancers across various cultures practicing along the back lanes of cultural districts in the city.

Gallery10, Level 1, Daily from 10am – 5pm
Free admission
desire and danger
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Desire and Danger

Discover the fine line between Desire and Danger at this stimulating new exhibition at the Goh Seng Choo Gallery, featuring a selection of drawings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings that explore the complex and sometimes uneasy relationship between man and nature.

Level 2, Goh Seng Choo Gallery, Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.30pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
growing up
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Growing Up

Set against the larger historical context of Singapore’s early years as a young nation, this gallery offers the parallel societal changes in the tumultuous 1950s and 1960s through the kampung, school and entertainment venues.

Level 2, Growing Up Gallery, Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.30pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
ExhibitionPERMANENT

History of the National Museum of Singapore

This mural was painted over four days in a style inspired by the 19th-century landscape paintings held by the National Museum of Singapore (NMS), and presents the Museum’s rich history and collection.

Grand Staircase, Level 1, Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.30pm
Free admission
modern colony
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Modern Colony

By the end of the 19th century, Singapore was already a global city brought about by an influx of people, ideas and goods from Asia and Europe. This gallery explores the cosmopolitan nature of Singapore as a British Crown colony from the late 1920s to 1930s.

Level 2, Modern Colony Gallery, Daily 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.30pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
singapore history gallery
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Singapore History Gallery

The Singapore History Gallery’s updated narrative charts the development of the island as it was known through the years as Singapura, a Crown Colony, Syonan-To, and finally, Singapore.

Level 1, Singapore History Gallery, Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.30pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
singapore very old tree
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Singapore, Very Old Tree

Created by renowned local photographer and artist Robert Zhao, this exhibit at the bottom of the Glass Rotunda showcases 17 images of trees around Singapore and highlight intimate stories of each.

Level 2, Glass Rotunda, Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.15pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
story of the forest
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Story of the Forest

Experience the treasured collection of the National Museum brought to life through a spectacular digital presentation, and be transported to 20th century Malaya as viewed through the eyes of artists of that time and reimagined today by interdisciplinary art collective teamLab.

Level 2, Glass Rotunda, Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.15pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
surviving syonan
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Surviving Syonan

This gallery shines the spotlight on how the people of Singapore coped with daily life and responded with grit and resourcefulness to the Japanese Occupation, a period of great adversity and abject scarcity. It celebrates their resilience, tenacity, resourcefulness and self-reliance.

Level 2, Surviving Syonan Gallery, Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.30pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
voices of singapore
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Voices of Singapore

Through cultural artefacts including music, performances, television and theatre, this gallery explores how Singaporeans constructed a complex terrain of self-expression in the 1970s and 80s.

Level 2, Voices of Singapore Gallery, Daily from 10am – 7pm; Last admission at 6.30pm
Free admission for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
wings of a rich manoeuvre
ExhibitionPERMANENT

Wings of a Rich Manoeuvre

Wings of a Rich Manoeuvre by homegrown artist Suzann Victor presents a chorus of eight kinetic chandeliers that “sing” with movement as they sway in a dramatic midair choreography of light.

Glass Atrium, Level 2, Daily from 10am – 7pm
Free admission
playground thumbnail
Exhibition20 APR 2018 - 30 SEP 2018

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

From the iconic dragon playgrounds of the 1970s to today’s modern inclusive versions, playgrounds have informed our collective experience of growing up in Singapore. Singapore’s Playgrounds: 1930 – 2030 is an exhibition developed by the National Museum of Singapore in collaboration with the Housing Development Board.

Stamford Gallery, Level 1, 10am – 7pm
Free admission for Citizens and Permanent Residents
cave
Exhibition31 JAN 2018 - 04 MAR 2018

The Digital Showcase

The exhibition features a selection of five international projects that include Virtual Reality explorations, micro-CT scanning technology and innovative optical systems, and augmented reality as well as a fascinating performance that employs the use of brainwave technology.

Concourse Gallery, Level 1, 10am – 7pm
Free admission with registration.
witness to war
Exhibition23 SEP 2017 - 25 MAR 2018

Witness to War: Remembering 1942

75 years after the fall of Singapore, rediscover this watershed event through a special international exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore.

Exhibition Galleries, Basement Level, 10am – 7pm (last admission at 6.30pm)
Free admission for Citizens, Permanent Residents and visitors aged 6 years and below
Lighter side of history
Programme24 FEB 2018

A Lighter Side of History: Discovering the Myths and Wonders of Chinese New Year

Learn more about the history and culture of Chinese New Year in the first A Lighter Side of History programme of the year.

National Museum of Singapore, 11am - 12pm
Digimuse, Open Call, Thumbnail
Programme29 JAN 2018 - 15 MAR 2018

DigiMuse Open Call

As part of its new DigiMuse initiative, the National Museum of Singapore is launching an open call for creative innovators, artists and creatives to submit digital art and innovative concepts that enhance visitor experience at the museum.

building tour
Programme27 JAN 2018 - 29 DEC 2018

Family Fun at the National Museum

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.

Various Venues, Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
gostan back 344
Programme27 JAN 2018 - 17 MAR 2018

GosTan Back - A time-travelling adventure on wheels by MySuperFuture Theatrical Productions

GosTan Back is a story about a young boy who gets the chance to save the future by going back in time. Young audiences will experience our local history and artefacts in this interactive theatrical journey through the National Museum’s Singapore History Gallery, which features storytelling and a whole lot of hands-on fun!

The Canyon, Basement Level
$8 per ticket for each pair of parent and child. Visit gostanback2018.peatix.com for registration.
singapore rhapsodies
Programme19 JAN 2018 - 30 JUN 2018

Singapore Rhapsodies at National Museum

Singapore Rhapsodies at National Museum is a bi-weekly music series that invites aspiring young musicians, students and music interest groups to showcase original self-compositions or popular Singapore songs on a unique Red Steinway concert grand piano.

The Platform, Level 2, Various Timings
Free admission
witness to war
Programme23 SEP 2017 - 25 MAR 2018

Witness to War: Remembering 1942 Programmes

75 years after the fall of Singapore, rediscover this watershed event through a special international exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore.

Various Venues, Various Timings
Varies with Programmes

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