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National Museum of Singapore: Tickets and Things to Do

BY Pelago by Singapore Airlines


National Museum of Singapore Tickets

The National Museum of Singapore is a public museum in Singapore dedicated to showcasing the nation’s art, culture, and history. Visitors can expect a wide collection of treasured artefacts, sculptures, drawings, and more at Singapore’s oldest museum.

1. What is unique about the National Museum of Singapore?

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Besides being the oldest museum in Singapore, this iconic building is an immersive attraction you have to experience.

Once you step in, transport yourself through time. Check out exhibitions like the Singapore GalleryLife in Singapore: The Past 100 Years, and Voices of Singapore. The latter is an exhibition exploring the Singaporean identity with cultural artefacts revolving around music, performances, TV, and theatre.

There are also art installations, festivals, performances, and film screenings to check out. Plus, you can see various unique National Museum of Singapore exhibitions with culturally significant artefacts.

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Some cool permanent exhibitions to view include Growing Up, Modern Colony, and Story of the Forest.


2. How much are tickets at the National Museum of Singapore?

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National Museum of Singapore tickets cost SGD15. Admission to all galleries is included, including Glass Rotunda, Singapore History Gallery, and Stamford Gallery.

Note: National Museum of Singapore tickets doesn’t include admission to special exhibitions like Moving Memories

3. How do you get to the National Museum of Singapore?

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The National Museum of Singapore is accessible via car, MRT, and bus.

For visitors visiting by car, turn left from Stamford Road onto Fort Canning Road. This will lead you to the museum’s car park entrance. The National Museum Singapore parking rates during the day (7am to 6pm) are about SGD2.50.

Train-wise, the National Museum of Singapore’s nearest MRT is the Bras Basah Station (CC02) on the Circle Line. Once you exit the MRT station, take five minutes’ walk to the National Museum via Bras Basah Road and Bencoolen Street. Dhoby Ghaut station is also a short walk away.

If you want to take a bus instead of going to the National Museum of Singapore by MRT, don’t fret. There are plenty of buses. Stop at either the YMCA bus stop or the Singapore Management University (SMU), Stamford Road bus stop. Click here for the full list of buses you can take.

4. What are the opening hours of the National Museum of Singapore?

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The National Museum of Singapore opening hours are from 10am to 7pm. However, the Museum will open earlier at 9am on Quiet Mornings.

The last admission time at the National Museum of Singapore is at 6.30pm. For locals, admission is free.

5. How long should you spend at the National Museum of Singapore?

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Visitors typically spend two to three hours exploring the museum’s exhibitions and retail outlets afterwards. Are you the sort interested in history dates. Well, you can dedicate two hours slowly reading the exhibition’s fascinating backstories.

Afterwards, you can go to any restaurant to chill or to eat. Diners spend an additional two hours here, before continuing their journey through the museum.

If you are pressed for time, sign up for a guided tour which usually lasts for 45 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there National Museum of Singapore restaurants to check out?

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Yes, there are restaurants in the museum. Flutes is a smart casual dining experience that incorporates European flavours into a menu inspired by Singaporean heritage. Diners are treated to award-winning wines, a relaxing alfresco dining section, and high-ceiling dining rooms.

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On the other hand, National Museum of Singapore’s Food for Thought is a restaurant that serves up comfort foods. As a whole, their menu is inspired by the galleries, which makes it a wonderful dining experience for first-timers. Each of these dishes is meant to inspire you, and create conversations about how Singapore came to be.

Can we take pictures inside the National Museum of Singapore?

Taking National Museum of Singapore photos is allowed, as long as the photos are private and for non-commercial use. However, the use of flash photography and a tripod is not allowed. If you want to film, get permission for videography from the museum itself.

Are there National Museum of Singapore guided tours?

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Yes, there are guided tours at the National Museum of SingaporeA private tour is limited to 15 persons per group size. Also, the tour is conducted in a range of languages: English, Mandarin, French, Japanese, and Korean.

Does the National Museum of Singapore have free entry?

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Admission is free for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.

All you have to do is present a Pink or Blue NRIC for scanning when registering. If you’re interested in getting your culture vulture on, here are more free museums to check out. Local or tourist, children aged six years and belowcan also enjoy free admission. For the National Museum of Singapore price list for tourists, click here.

In addition, all visitors also get to enjoy free entry on these dates:

  • 4 Feb 2023
  • 18 May 2023
  • 27–28 May 2023
  • 17 Dec 2023
  • 1 Jan 2024

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