National Museum of Singapore

National Museum of Singapore

About the National Museum of Singapore

With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation’s oldest museum with a progressive mind. Its galleries adopt cutting-edge and multi-perspective ways of presenting history and culture to redefine conventional museum experience. A cultural and architectural landmark in Singapore, the Museum hosts innovative festivals and events all year round—the dynamic Night Festival, visually arresting art installations, as well as amazing performances and film screenings—in addition to presenting thought-provoking exhibitions involving critically important collections of artefacts. The programming is supported by a wide range of facilities and services including F&B, retail and a Resource Centre. The National Museum of Singapore re-opened in December 2006 after a three-year redevelopment, and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012. The Museum refreshed its permanent galleries and re-opened them on 19 September 2015 for Singapore’s Golden Jubilee.


Opening Hours

Daily from 10am to 7pm*
*Special Exhibition opens at 1pm on Thursdays.

Last admission to Glass Rotunda (Story of the Forest by teamLab and Singapore, Very Old Tree by Robert Zhao) at 6.15pm
Last admission to all other galleries at 6.30pm


Free admission for Citizens*, Permanent Residents*, children aged 6 and below and first caregivers of persons with disabilities to all galleries (permanent galleries and special exhibition What is Not Visible is Not Invisible).

* Pink or blue NRIC must be presented.

Admission for Non-Citizen & Non-Permanent Resident

Permanent Galleries
(All Level 1 and
2 Galleries, and Glass Rotunda)
Special Exhibition
(Basement: What is Not Visible is Not Invisible)
All Access Pass
(Permanent Galleries, Glass Rotunda and
Special Exhibition)
Adult $15 $8 $18
Senior (aged 60 and above) 1 $10 $4 $11
Special Access3

Admission tickets are available from the National Museum Visitor Services counter. Adult (non-Citizen and non-Permanent Resident) tickets are also available on SISTIC.
All visitors must obtain an admission sticker (and purchase tickets where applicable) from the Visitor Services counter before entering any gallery.