Museums Singapore

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National Museum of Singapore
The National Museum of Singapore is a national museum in Singapore and the oldest museum in Singapore. Its history dates back to 1849 when it was started as a section of a library at Singapore Institution. After several relocations, the Museum was relocated to its permanent site at Stamford Road at the Museum Planning Area in 1887.

Singapore Art Museum
The Singapore Art Museum is an art museum specialising in Singaporean and Southeast Asian artworks, particularly that of the visual arts. Opened in January 1996 as the first international-standard museum specialising in art, it is housed in the former Saint Joseph’s Institution building at Bras Basah Road in the civic district.

Art Retreat Museum
Founded by Indonesian collector Kwee Swie Teng in 2003, Art Retreat is Singapore’s first private museum with a collection of modern Asian and European art. It is dedicated to the appreciation and collecting of art through exhibition, education and research.

Asian Civilisations Museum
The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is an institution which forms a part of the three museums of the National Museums of Singapore. It is one of the pioneering museums in the region to specialise in pan-Asian cultures and civilisations. The museum specialises in the material history of China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia, from which the diverse ethnic groups of Singapore trace their ancestry.

Fuk Tak Chi Museum
The Fuk Tak Chi Temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore, built in 1824 by Hakka and Cantonese immigrants five years after the founding of the modern city in 1819. Dedicated to Tua Pek Kong, it belongs to the Shenist sect, thus catering to the religious needs of both Confucianists and Taoists.

The Gun Museum
Fort Siloso is the sole restored coastal gun battery from the twelve such batteries which made up "Fortress Singapore" at the start of World War II. Siloso comes from the word Seloso, a Filipino word meaning jealous person. The Fort is situated on the resort island of Sentosa, restored as a museum, and open for public viewership.

Singapore Philatelic Museum
The Singapore Philatelic Museum is a museum about the postal history of Singapore and its stamps. The museum, located at 23-B Coleman Street in Singapore, was formerly part of the Anglo-Chinese School, completed in 1904. In the 1970s, the building became the Methodist Book Room until it was restored to become the present museum.

Changi Museu
The Changi Museum is a museum dedicated to Singapore's history during the Second World War. In 1988, Singapore built a replica Chapel and Museum next to the Changi Prison. When Changi Prison was expanded in 2001, the Chapel and Museum was relocated to a new site 1 km away and the Changi Chapel and Museum was officially established on 15 February 2001.

Malay Heritage Centre
The Malay Heritage Centre is a cultural centre in Singapore to showcase the heritage, culture and history of Malay Singaporeans. The centre houses the Malay Heritage Museum, which aims to preserve and showcase the culture and heritage of Malays in Singapore through historic artefacts, multimedia and diorama displays, and other exhibits. The centre also organizes cultural programmes related to music, dance and costumes. Workshops on pottery and batik fabric art are also being held.


Images of Singapore Museum
Images of Singapore is an award-winning historical museum in that exhibits the culture and history of Singapore using mutli-media displays, multi-screen theatre presentations and lifesize tableaus depicting major events in Singapore's history. The Images of Singapore museum is located in Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa, Singapore near the Singapore Cable Car stop at Sentosa and the Merlion. The museum offers a chronological history of Singapore from its earliest days to the present.

Army Museum of Singapore
The Army Museum of Singapore (ARMS) aims to pay tribute to all who have contributed: NSmen, NSFs, regulars, veterans, males, females, and also family members for their support. This museum will preserve the heritage of the Singapore Army, as well as honour the contributions and celebrate the experiences of our soldiers.

Peranakan Museum
The Peranakan Museum at 39 Armenian Street, which houses the world’s finest and most comprehensive collection of Peranakan artefacts, is the latest addition to the National Heritage Board’s family of museums. It will operate under the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM).

Science Centre Singapore
You need not be an Einstein to enjoy science at the Science Centre Singapore. One of the world's foremost Science Museums, its interactive exhibitions on science and technology will dazzle and delight you for hours on end. Learn about the wonders of science through a year-long calendar of innovative exhibitions, programmes and activities

China Town
The Chinatown Heritage Centre (CHC) is a joint project between the Singapore Tourism Board and the National Heritage Board. Located in three newly restored shophouses along Pagoda Street, the Chinatown Heritage Centre houses a wealth of memories and untold stories from the past.

Chinese Heritage Centre
The Chinese Heritage Centre (CHC) was founded in 1995 to advance knowledge and understanding of the Chinese Overseas communities in different parts of the world. It is housed in the historic Administration Block of the former Nanyang University, a landmark establishment as the first and only Chinese university outside China, founded by the Chinese overseas.

Republic of Singapore Navy Museum
Experience life at the seas at this museum whose building resembles a ship's interior, and sail through the customs and development of our naval defenders.

Old Ford Motor Factory
The Old Ford Motor Factory is a historic building in Singapore, located along Upper Bukit Timah Road. The factory is the site of the historic surrender of the British to the Japanese on 15 February 1942, at the end of the Battle of Singapore in World War II. It was here that the meeting between General Arthur Ernest Percival and General Tomoyuki Yamashita was held and the surrender document signed.

Raffles Hotel Museum
Raffles Hotel is a colonial-style hotel in Singapore, dating from 1887, and named after Singapore's founder Sir Stamford Raffles. The hotel also houses the Raffles Hotel Museum, which showcases the rich history of the hotel. The third floor of the arcade houses the Raffles Hotel Museum and Jubilee Hall.

Singapore Air Force Museum
For military and aviation buffs, the Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum is a must-see. Spread over 10,600 square metres of land, the museum comprises an outdoor gallery and two levels of indoor galleries. Besides tracing the development of the Republic of Singapore Air Force from its early days as the Royal Air Force in 1927, the museum also provides information on the history of aviation and showcases aviation-related artifacts such as colonial cap badges and Bloodhound missiles, even planes like the Hunter Hawker, the SF260 Marchetti and the A4-S Skyhawk.

Hua Song Museum
Hua Song, meaning "In praise of the Chinese Community", is a museum that brings to life the rich heritage that overseas Chinese around the world share. It showcases the dreams, sacrifices, successes and achievements of the Chinese who faced adversity in their search of fortune overseas, enabling overseas Chinese today to embrace their cultural roots and origins.

MINT Museum of Toys
MINT (Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys), the world's first purpose-built museum for toys, opened in Singapore in May 2006. The museum showcases an extensive collection of vintage toys, including rare and unique one-of-a-kind toys, covering a period from mid-nineteenth Century to mid-twentieth Century.

Singapore Mint Coin Gallery
The Singapore Mint Coin Gallery houses an impressive collection of coins, medals and medallions from all over the world.

Royal Selangor Pewter Museum
The Royal Selangor Pewter Museum in Singapore is a museum exclusively dedicated to objects made from pewter, an alloy of copper, antimony and tin and which is distinctive to the Southeast Asian region. The Royal Selangor Pewter Museum houses a range of 75 ornamental and useful pewter items right from oil lamps to tobacco boxes to Chinese lanterns, beautifully decorated with lotus-motifs.

NUS Museum
Established in 1997, the Museum was formerly called the National University of Singapore Museums. Located in the University Cultural Centre in scenic Kent Ridge campus, it manages a growing number of collections housed under-one-roof. To the existing Lee Kong Chian Art Museum, Ng Eng Teng Gallery, and the South & Southeast Asian Gallery, will be added a new annex for contemporary art.

SGH Museum
Housed in the Bowyer Block, an architectural landmark in the Outram Campus, the SGH Museum is a repository of artefacts and records, where visitors can trace the long and rich history of the Singapore General Hospital. It is also a place where one can learn about the development of medical specialties and medical education in Singapore, presented in the latest state-of-the-art audiovisual and multimedia technology.

Red Dot Design Museum
The red dot design museum in Singapore is the physical embodiment of the red dot design awards, an exclusive exhibition venue for red dot design award winners. The 2nd red dot design museum was established in Singapore in November 2005. The museum is the anchor tenant and key attraction at the red dot Traffic, a creative hub located at Maxwell Road, the former Singapore Traffic Police Headquarters.

Wetterling Teo Gallery
The Wetterling Teo Gallery is one of the first international contemporary art galleries to operate in South-East Asia. It represents top American artists — such as Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg and Frank Stella — and pioneers of the POP generation such as the British artists David Hockney, Allen Jones and Richard Hamilton.

Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
Located in Singapore and established by LASALLE College of the Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore is devoted to the exhibition and research of international and Asian contemporary art. Through its exhibition programme at its exhibition facility, the Earl Lu Gallery, as well as its extensive programme of publications, conferences and research activities, it aims to further the discourses of contemporary art in Asia.

Lin Hsin Hsin Art Museum
Lin Hsin Hsin Art Museum is notable as a very early example of a virtual museum. This online art gallery website was originally established by the digital artist and poet Lin Hsin Hsin from Singapore in 1994 during the initial expansion of the World Wide Web. The site presents Lin Hsin Hsin's digital art through a number of online exhibits and has won several awards. Using advanced technology, the website was the first of its kind in Asia

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
The Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall is a double-storey colonial villa at Balestier in Singapore. The villa is now a museum commemorating Dr Sun Yat Sen who visited Singapore eight times between 1900 and 1911. Scattered around the garden grounds are several bronze statues, including those of martyrs who helped Dr Sun, and a metre-tall sculpture of Dr Sun, seated on a chair, which was presented by the Kuomintang in China back in 1937. More bronze sculptures of Dr Sun line the hallway leading to the museum's entrance.

Nei Xue Tang Museum
Nei Xue Tang is the 1st museum approved and operated under a special House Museum Scheme set up by the Singapore Authorities. This Scheme basically permits prominent collectors in Singapore to display their private collections in their homes for public viewing. One of Singapore’s few private museums, Nei Xue Tang has carefully amassed these pieces over 35 years.