Guided Tours

Free guided tours are available daily. All visitors should obtain an admission sticker (and purchase an admission ticket if necessary) before joining in the tour. Meeting point for all guided tours is at the corner of the Rotunda to the left of the main entrance (facing in).

To ensure optimal experience, maximum capacity for daily guided tours is 15 persons and is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Group visits of 8 persons or more will not be allowed to join the daily guided tours. Advance tour booking for such groups is required with 4 weeks notice.

Group Visits

School Group Visits

Tour schedules are subject to changes. Please enquire at the Visitor Services counter to confirm the day's tours.


Singapore History Gallery (Level 1)

English

 

Mon – Fri

11am & 2pm 

Sat & Sun

11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm*

  
Mandarin 华语导览
*2017年1月27日、28日和29日将无华语导览

Mon 星期一

2.30pm

Fri 星期五 2.30pm

Sat 星期六 11:30am, 1:30pm 和 2.30pm

Sun 星期天

11:30am, 1:30pm 和 2.30pm

 

Japanese 日本語ガイド 

Mon – Fri 月〜金曜日

10.30am

First Sat of the Month 第一土曜日
1.30pm
 
French Français
*Le premier Jeudi du mois

First Thu of the Month
Le premier Jeudi du mois

12pm

   
Korean 한국어
Second Thu of the Month 
매월 두 번째 목요일
 11.30am

The Farquhar Collection (Goh Seng Choo Gallery & Story of the Forest at the Glass Rotunda)

English

First Wed of the month

1pm


Life in Singapore Galleries (Level 2)

Second to Fourth Wednesdays of the month 1pm

 

 

Second Wed of the month

Goh Seng Choo Gallery & Modern Colony Gallery
The Modern Colony Gallery explores the cosmopolitan nature of Singapore as a British Crown colony from the late 1920s to 1930s.

Third Wed of the month Goh Seng Choo Gallery & Surviving Syonan Gallery
The Surviving Syonan 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.
Fourth Wed of the month

Goh Seng Choo Gallery

Growing Up Gallery 
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.

Voices of Singapore Gallery
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.


We Built a Nation Gallery (Level 1)

English

Thu

12.30pm


Special Exhibition: What is Not Visible is Not Invisible (Basement)

English
*No guided tours until 6 Jan 2017. Tours will commence on 7 Jan 2017

Wed & Fri

Sat

1pm

2.30pm

特别展:《隐形非无形》
Mandarin 华语导览
*2017年1月29日将无华语导览

 Sun 星期天 3pm


National Museum of Singapore Building Tour

English

Sat

3.30pm

When it first opened in 1887 as the Raffles Library & Museum, the museum was commonly referred to by the locals as Rumah Kitab - The House of Books. Over the years, the museum’s collection had changed considerably, even its role today is quite different from what it once was as the resource institution for Southeast Asian Zoology and Natural History research & studies. However, one aspect of it was kept: The Building & its Architecture.  

Join us for an hour informal tour to gain a better understanding of the history & stories behind Singapore’s oldest museum, and its journey to become The National Museum of Singapore.

There will be no guided tour on Public Holidays if it falls on a weekday.