It started with an ad for an interactive digital exhibit at the National Museum of Singapore. “Sounds cool,” I thought. “I’ve never been to the museum before.”
So during a 2.5 week trip to my homeland Singapore, I ventured to Bugis Street to visit the National Museum of Singapore for the first time.
The National Museum of Singapore consists of two levels of top-notch exhibits (about Singapore history) as well as digital exhibits and art galleries.
Museums make great solo trips because you can get lost inside your head and in the exhibits. You can go anywhere you want, at any pace. You can skip uninteresting exhibits or linger at exhibits that catch your fancy. (For example, I visited Story of the Forest twice and stayed inside for a long time.)
Opening Hours & Admission
National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road S(178897)
Tel:(+65) 6332 3659 / (+65) 6332 5642
Free admission for Citizens*, Permanent Residents*, children aged 6 and below and first caregivers of persons with disabilities to all galleries (permanent galleries and any on-going Special Exhibition).
*Please present pink or blue NRIC for scanning at the Visitor Services counter.
Admission for Non-Citizen & Non-Permanent Resident:
(All Level 1 and
2 Galleries, and Glass Rotunda)
||All Access Pass
(Permanent Galleries, Glass Rotunda and Special Exhibition)
Please note that there is currently no on-going Special Exhibition.
|Senior (aged 60 and above) 1||$10|
Admission tickets are available from the National Museum Visitor Services counter. Adult (non-Citizen and non-Permanent Resident) tickets are also available on SISTIC.
To end this post, I had an amazing solo museum trip, and if you find yourself in Singapore, looking for something to do, consider making a day trip here and immerse yourself in Singapore’s history. Even if you’re not a history buff, the Story of the Forest exhibit will blow you away!