Going to the Museum

How to Get There:

By Bus

YMCA Bus Stop 08041:
SBS: 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 64, 65, 111, 124, 128, 139, 162, 162M, 174, 174e, 175
SMRT: 77, 106, 167, 171, 190, 700, 700A, 972, NR6, NR7

SMU Bus Stop 04121:
SBS: 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 111, 124, 128, 131, 147, 162, 162M, 166, 174, 174e, 175
SMRT: 77, 106, 167, 171, 190, 700, 700A, 857, NR7


Bras Basah MRT Station (5-minute walk from Exit B or C)
Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station (5-minute walk from Exit A)
City Hall MRT Station (10-minute walk from Exit A or B)

Download your guide on how to walk to the museum from these MRT stations. 


Pick-up and drop-off point is at the museum's main entrance facing Stamford Road.


Turn left from Stamford Road onto Fort Canning Road for National Museum's car park entry/exit.

Limited parking facility is available at the National Museum. Other parking facilities are available at YMCA, Singapore Management University and Fort Canning Park.

Electronic Parking System

Hourly Parking Rates
Mon – Sun (including Public Holidays)

7am – 6pm S$2.50 per hour (or part thereof)
6pm – 3am S$4.00 per entry
3am – 7am S$4.00 per hour (or part thereof)

All parking charges are inclusive of GST.
Grace Period: 10 minutes (only pick up and drop off allowed)

Motorcycle/ Bicycle
Limited parking lots are available at the National Museum.

Wheelchair Access

  • Parking for handicapped-labelled vehicle is available
  • Wheelchair access is available at the Museum
  • Lift access to upper floors
  • Fully accessible toilets located on each floor
  • Entry to all Galleries

Use of Strollers

Baby strollers are permitted in all Galleries.

Photography & Filming Policies

Visitors are welcome to photograph, film or take video images in the Museum for personal use only. Commercial use or public exhibition of this material is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of the National Museum. Videography, tripods, selfie sticks and the use of flash are strictly prohibited in all the galleries unless otherwise stated.

Photography and recording of any form (including mobile phones and cameras) are prohibited for performances and film screenings in the Gallery Theatre, unless otherwise stated. Please check with the Visitor Services Counter or any staff on on duty when in doubt. Flash photography and videography is prohibited in all galleries.

Please note that wedding and commercial filming and photoshoots are chargable, click here for more information. 

Sketching Policy

Only pencils, sketchbooks and notebooks are permitted in the galleries. Please do not obstruct traffic flow in the galleries while sketching.

Noise Level

To fully appreciate the exhibitions and for the comfort of all visitors, please switch your mobile phones to silent mode and refrain from talking or laughing loudly.

Storage for Bulky Items

Visitors should deposit their backpacks and bulky items (including tripods, cabin bags, luggage, skate scooters) at the lockers located on level 2, opposite Seminar Rooms and the basement of the museum. Lockers are available at 50 cents (small) and 1 dollar (large).

Author: National Museum of Singapore
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017