A world’s first, Lion City Kitty™ - The CAT MUSEUM, MUSES & MANSION is located at 8 Purvis Street, in the heart of the Civic District of Singapore. Also known as Singapura, the city nation is named after the largest cat, the lion ("Singa" means lion and "Pura" means town or city) and how apt that the city now has its own kitty landmark!
The CAT MUSEUM, MUSES & MANSION pays tribute to the cats of Singapore by tracing the history of local Malayan cats, cats that came on ships with our forefathers from India and China, the arrival of British cats during the colonization period and Japanese cats during occupation, and develops a hypothesis of what is affectionately branded as the Lion City Kitty™ - the Singapore resident cats.
Features history of cats around the world as well as touching stories of cats and their humans, and the important roles they play in each community. Visitors can admire the specially curated cat photographs, art and crafts from around the world, including the founder’s personal collection and commissioned pieces.
The Muses gallery is dedicated to Singapore cats by showcasing their history and origins. A wall called "Every Singaporean Cat" is for all residents to pledge proudly that they live with a Lion City Kitty™ and pin a photo of their cat with its name and district on the large Singapore map.
A highlight of Muses are the real Singapore cats which are orphans looking for a family. Visitors have the chance to play with them, photograph them and maybe fall in love with a ‘muse’ and add a member to their family. This is a special collaboration with Cat Welfare Society (CWS) which will select nine cats and assign volunteers to care for them on the premises.
The Muses is also a space for all Singaporeans and artists (young and old) to come paint, draw and photograph the kitties. It is a platform to display the creative works of local artists whose lives have been touched by kitty karma.
A beautiful sprawling playground that is specially set for the lucky ones who found their forever home - complete with toys, scratching posts, and invisible grills to keep them safe indoors.
Museum Operation Hours:
Thursdays: 4pm – 7pm
Fridays: 4pm – 7pm
Saturdays/Sundays: 1pm – 3.30pm
(CLOSED from 3.30pm – 4pm for Kitty Kat Nap)
Saturdays: 4pm – 7pm
Sundays: 4pm – 6.30pm
Admission: $9 per person
FREE for children below 6 years old
Nearest Mrt Stations:
Bras Basah / Esplanade / Bugis / City Hall
Nearest Bus stops:
Cosmic Insurance Bldg (7 / 32 / 51 / 61 / 63 / 80 / 145 / 175 / 197 / 851)
Aft Beach Rd (56 / 980)
Bef Beach Rd (56 / 980)
Opp Shaw Twrs (57 / 100 / 107 / 961 / 961C / 980)
Shaw Twrs (57 / 100 / 107 / 107M / 961 / 961C)
Raffles Hotel (56 / 57 / 100 / 107 / 961 / 961C)
Opp Raffles Hotel ((56 / 57 / 100 / 107 / 107M / 961 / 961C)