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Singapore offers a variety of (national) museums, heritage institutions & galleries. All About City brought together a comprehensive list of art spaces, which are considered a must visit for locals, expats & visitors in town!

Aliwal Arts Centre

Aliwal Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary arts centre with a strong focus on performing arts.

28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918
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The Heritage Gallery comprises multiple elements including a museum, library and a small gift shop, and features rare artefacts, books, photos and other historical items collected from the various community archives in Singapore, Asia, Armenia and worldwide.

60 Hill Street, Singapore, 179366
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Army Museum of Singapore

Established in 2007, the Army Museum of Singapore takes its visitors on a journey that traces the development of the Singapore army. Honouring the contributions and experiences of Singaporean soldiers in the past and present, the museum allows visitors to learn more about the heritage of the Singapore army while celebrating the contributions of our citizen soldiers.

The Army Museum is currently undergoing an attraction review and will not be accessible to the public. For any queries, please call 1800-3676767 (eNSNSNS) or email [email protected]

520 Upper Jurong Rd, Singapore 638367

Artisan’s Garden

The Artisan’s Garden was once the site of the craftsmen’s workshop and living quarters in the 14th century.Today, the space is one of the last archaeological dig sites that has been retained in Singapore. Visitors can explore the refreshed interpretive space to better appreciate what the site used to be, as well as learn about the archaeological excavations and their findings on Fort Canning. There is also a decked activity space which will regularly host archaeology-related workshops.

Fort Canning Park

Park lighting hours: 7 pm to 7 am
Free Admission

Art Retreat Museum & Wu Guanzhong Museum

Founded by Indonesian collector Kwee Swie Teng in 2003, Art Retreat is Singapore ‘s first private museum with a significant collection of modern art by some of the most renowned artists of the region.

Private museum, 10 Ubi Crescent, Lobby C, Ubi Techpark #01-45/47, Singapore 408564

Opening hours: Daily except Sundays, Mondays and public holidays
11am to 6 pm


With 21 gallery spaces spanning nearly 5,000m², the ArtScience Museum is an iconic cultural landmark in Singapore with the mission to explore where art, science, culture and technology come together.

Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
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Operating Hours:
Daily, 10 am – 7 pm

Entrance fee:
Adult SGD 30 – Senior / SGD 25 – Child SGD 19 – Family SGD 70

Asian Civilisations Museum

The Asian Civilisations Museum is devoted to exploring the rich artistic heritage of Asia, especially the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans.

National Museum,  Empress Place, Singapore 179555
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Opening Hours
Saturdays to Thursdays – 10 am – 7 pm
Fridays – 10 am – 9 pm

Closest Mrt: Raffles Place (Exit H)

Admission Fee
Citizens & Permanent Residents: Free
Adults $8 – Students, Seniors, Persons with Disabilities $4

Baba House

NUS Baba House is a three-storey townhouse located in Singapore’s historic district of Blair Plain. As a part of NUS Centre for the Arts, it facilitates research into architectural conservation, urban and social history, and cultural hybridity.

157 Neil Road, Singapore 088883

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Free entry for all visitors who are:
Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, NUS Staff, Students and Alumni
Students holding valid passes, ICOM and Museum Roundtable members.
A SGD 10 fee is applicable for all other visitors.

BCA Gallery

Visitors can look forward to an interactive journey to see how Singapore’s Built Environment has transformed over the years and understand how important aspects are integrated into the development of Singapore’s Built Environment.

200 Braddell Road, Block G, Singapore 579700

Operating Hours:  Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays) from 9 am to 5 pm.
Free admission but by appointment only via email

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is a Buddhist temple and museum complex located in the Chinatown district of Singapore.

288, South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840

Operating Hours
Daily from 7 am to 7 pm
Free Admission

Cat Museum

Currently closed, but you can help #BringBackTheCatMuseum
The Cat Museum israising $25K to make a comeback to save more lives. PayNow to UEN 53273752XTCM or transfer to OCBC 686 362 385 001 or DBS 033 9049 743.

Chinatown Heritage Centre

The Chinatown Heritage Centre is the gateway for all visitors to trace the footsteps of Singapore’s early pioneers and discover the personal stories of people who made Chinatown their home.

Heritage institution, 48 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059207

Opening Hours: Daily from 9.30 am – 6.30 pm
Ticketing: Adult SGD 18 – Child SGD 14 – Seniors (Singaporean/PR) free with every paying visitor

Chinese Heritage Centre

Specialised in the study of Chinese communities outside China.

Heritage institution, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) campus, 46 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639817

Operating Hours: Open daily from 9.30 am–5 pm
Check the Facebook Fanpage for updates

Civil Defence Heritage Gallery

The Civil Defence Heritage Gallery traces fire fighting and civil defence developments in Singapore from the late 1800s till modern day, and is intended as a twin vehicle for showcasing the Singapore Civil Defence Force’s (SCDF) proud and long history, as well as heightening public awareness of civil defence.

Heritage institution, Central Fire Station , 62 Hill St, Singapore 179367

Click here to request a visit to EPC/Heritage Gallery.
Kindly note that visits are closed on Mondays
Free Admission


A place with big pictures of optical illusions that will fill one’s head with idyllic creations. It will make the participant’s to find themselves transformed into another world, probably re-born as Mona Lisa’s guest or Atlas’s friend , a world of trick art!

8C & 8D Jalan Kledek, Singapore 199263
Opening Hours: 10:30 am – 7:30 pm daily (including public holidays)
Tickets: Adults SGD 20 – Senior citizens & Students SGD 15
Please note that this ticket is also valid for entry to the Vintage Camera’s Museum without any additional costs.

Eurasian Heritage Gallery

About the history and culture of the Eurasian community in Singapore

139 Ceylon Rd, Singapore 429744

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (including public holidays) – Closed on Monday.
Admission Fee: Singaporean Citizens & Permanent Residents Free – Foreign visitors SGD 5
SGD 6 per pax

Fort Canning Battlebox Singapore

Built in 1936, the Battlebox is a former WWII British underground command centre inside Fort Canning Hill in the heart of Singapore City. It was part of the headquarters of Malaya Command, the army which defended Malaya and Singapore in WWII. It was inside the Battlebox that the British made the decision to surrender Singapore to the invading Japanese on 15 February 1942.

2 Cox Terrace, Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179622

Open daily from 9.30 am-5.30 pm
Tour Rates: Adult SGD 20 – Child SGD 10

Fort Siloso

Fort Siloso is Singapore’s only well-preserved coastal fort that served as part of the country’s defences. The on-site military museum contains a treasure trove of WWII memorabilia, including coastal guns, the remains of fortified military structures and tunnels, as well as an interactive video documentary, complete with wax figures of Japanese & British soldiers at the Surrender Chambers.

Siloso Point, Sentosa Singapore

Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am – 6 pm – Last entry at 5.30pm
Free Admission

Fuk Tak Chi Temple

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.

76 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 048464

Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 pm
Free Admission

Gan Heritage Centre

A comprehensive clan archive, the Centre presents an illustration and documentation of the story of the Gan Clan from the etymological origins of the Gan surname to its present status. Above all, Gan Heritage Centre is a living museum that encourages interaction with its visitors, particularly the younger audience in quest of their ancestral roots and cultural identity.

Heritage institution, 18 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089832

Admission to Gan Heritage Centre is free, but by appointment only.
Gallery hours from 2pm to 6pm on weekdays.

Make an appointment to visit Gan Heritage Centre

Gillman Barracks

Gillman Barracks is now home to leading international and home-grown galleries, national research centre NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore, and art organisations Art Outreach and Playeum’s Children’s Centre for Creativity. The art businesses and organisations are complemented by an array of cafes, bars and restaurants.

Today, Gillman Barracks is a place for art lovers, art collectors, and those curious about art. The cluster is one of the focal points of Singapore’s arts landscape, and contributes to the development of visual art in the region and beyond.

Galleries, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937

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Opening Hours: 
GALLERIES – Tuesday – Sunday: Please refer to individual pages for opening hours | Monday and Public Holidays: Closed

NTU CCA SINGAPORE – Exhibition Hours (Exhibition Centre at Blk 43)
Tuesday – Sunday: 12 pm – 7 pm – Friday: 12 pm – 9 pm – Monday: Closed – Open on Public Holidays

Goodman Arts Centre

Goodman Arts Centre is a 7-acre arts hive nestled within the culturally-rich Mountbatten district. Since its establishment in 2011, the centre serves as a place to bring artists, enthusiasts and neighbouring communities together to experience the arts in a warm and intimate manner.

90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053
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Opening Hours:
Mondays to Fridays from 9 am – 6.30 pm

Grassroots Heritage Centre

Showcasing four decades of significant milestones in community development, the Grassroots Heritage Centre traces the exciting growth of the People’s Association (PA) and its grassroots organisations through moving historical accounts, pictures, audio reels, exhibits and artefacts. Relive how our grassroots organisations have promoted racial harmony and social cohesion for the community since it was first set up in the 1960s. Experience how life was like back then with a mock-up of a 60s style community centre.

70 South Buona Vista Road, Singapore 118176

Opening hours: Monday – Thursday from 8:30 am – 6 pm | Friday from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm | closed on weekends

Haw Par Villa

Haw Par Villa – formerly known as the Tiger Balm Garden – is an 8.5-hectare Asian cultural park, the last of its kind in the world. Built in 1937, Singapore’s largest outdoor art gallery is the brainchild of Aw Boon Haw, the millionaire philanthropist and marketing extraordinaire who gifted the world Tiger Balm. The eclectic park is a treasure trove of Asian culture, history, philosophy and religion – quirky yet enlightening, at the same time.

262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628

Opening hours: 9 am – 10 pm (last entry 9.30pm)
TEN COURTS OF HELL9 am – 9.30 pm (last entry 9.15pm)
Open daily, including weekends and Public Holidays
Free Admission

Heritage Conservation Centre

The Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC) is the repository and conservation facility for the management and preservation of Singapore’s National Collection.

Heritage institution, 32 Jurong Port Rd, Singapore 619104

Tours strictly by appointments only – complete this booking form and sent it by email

Home Team Gallery

The gallery, located within the Home Team Academy, highlights the rich history of Home Team departments and the evolution of the Home Team concept. Visitors will learn about how the various Home Team departments work with other government agencies and the community to keep Singapore safe and secure.

501 Old Choa Chu Kang Road, Singapore 698928

Admission is free


Permanently closed since 15 April 2018

Images of Singapore

Discover the colourful story of Singapore, from humble fishing village to 21st century powerhouse – told through live actors, special effects and immersive theming.


Museum about culture and history of Singapore, 40 Imbiah Rd, Sentosa, Singapore 099700

Opening Times:
Daily: 11 am to 8.30 pm

Istana Heritage Gallery

The Istana Heritage Gallery is located at the Istana Park along Orchard Road, opposite the Istana. Opened since October 2016, the specially curated exhibition captures the Istana’s transition from being the Colonial Governor’s House to its present role as the Office of the President. The range of heritage displays include state artefacts, artworks and collection of gifts presented by foreign dignitaries to Singapore’s Presidents and Prime Ministers.

Istana Park, 35 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238902

Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am-6 pm, except Wednesdays when it is closed for maintenance

Admission charges: Free

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Indian Heritage Centre

The Indian Heritage Centre is a cultural centre and museum in Singapore that showcases the culture, heritage and history of Indian Singaporeans.

Heritage institution, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
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Opening Hours:
Tuesdays – Thursdays 10 am to 7 pm – Fridays – Saturdays: 10 am to 8 pm – Sundays/Public Holidays 10 am to 4 pm | Closed on Mondays
The Indian Heritage Centre is closed on Public Holidays that fall on a Monday unless otherwise stated.

Free admission for all Citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs), and visitors aged 6 years and below.

Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore Gallery (IRAS Gallery)

Discover how tax has evolved in Singapore in the past, present and future through a highly interactive experience that allows visitors to discover much of this story for themselves. Follow the trail to find the answers to questions such as ‘Just what is tax, really?’ and ‘What kinds of tax do you pay?’

IRAS Gallery is located on the 1st storey of Revenue House, 55 Newton Road

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Visitors welcomed on Mondays to Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm.
Admission is free and visits are self-guided.

JCU Museum of Video and Computer Games

The first Museum completely dedicated to the History of Video and Computer Games in South East Asia


James Cook Australia Institute of Higher Learning, 149 Sims Drive, Singapore 387380

Entrance is free

For opening hours, check the Facebook page

Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery

Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery serves as a platform to showcase the rich history of the Kreta Ayer and Chinatown areas.

Kreta Ayer Community Club, 28 Kreta Ayer Rd, Singapore 088995

Admission: Free

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

(Former Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research)
The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum conducts undergraduate modules in the areas of natural history and biodiversity studies.

2 Conservatory Dr, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117377
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Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday – 10 am – 7 pm | Monday (except PH) – Closed

Admission Fee:
Singapore Resident Rate: Adult SGD 16 – Child, Student, NSF, Senior Citizen & Person w/ Disability – SGD 9 | Standard Rate: Adult – SGD 21 – Child, Student, Senior Citizen – SGD 13


Behind the Block: Singapore’s Public Housing Story
As architects of the homes and towns designed for quality and sustainable living, HDB brings you the LIVINGSPACE, our engaging and immersive gallery.

Walk through the different spaces to discover the meticulous planning, innovation and creativity in building communities and housing a nation.

To enjoy the full immersive experience, and the sights, sounds and colours for yourself, visit the LIVINGSPACE.

HDB Hub, 480 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, Singapore 310480
Level 1(beside The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf) | Basement 1 (near Toa Payoh Room)

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am. to 5 pm.
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Admission is free

MAD Museum of Art & Design


Madame Tussauds™ Singapore

Roll out the red carpet for the World Famous Madame Tussauds is on Sentosa Island Singapore!

40 Imbiah Road Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa Singapore, 099700
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Opening Hours
Monday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm – Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 7:30 pm

Admission Fee : SGD 28 – SGD 67

Malay Heritage Centre

The Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) showcases the history, culture and contributions of the Malay community within the context of Singapore’s history and multi-cultural society.

Heritage institution, 85 Sultan Gate Singapore 198501
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Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday – 10 am to 6 pm | Monday – Closed

Malay Heritage Centre Compound
Tuesday to Sunday – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday to Saturday – 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Monday – Closed

Citizens & Permanent Residents free
Tourists & Foreign Citizens Adults SGD 4.00 – Adults (for group of 20 and above) – 20% discount – Family (for maximum of 5 members) – SGD 12
Seniors  – SGD 2.00 – Students – SGD 2.00 – Free for children under 6 years old

Maritime Experiential Museum™

Come explore the seas. Go explore the world.

Relive the glorious conquest of the seas, as you return to the Maritime Silk Route of eras past. Be transported through time in 15 thematic galleries, journey in the tailwinds of renowned seafarers, and even flee pirate invaders aboard a burning ship.

Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269

Opening hours
The Museum opens daily from 10 am to 7 pm but might closed earlier at 6.30 pm on certain days. You might want to check out their official website for more details on their operating hours.

Admission Fee : SGD 21 – SGD 207

MINT Museum of Toys

MINT Museum of Toys houses a world-class collection of vintage toys and collectable items in an international award-winning contemporary building on 26 Seah Street.


26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382
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Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm
First day of Lunar New Year Closed

Admission Charges: Child SGD 7.50 – Senior Citizen – SGD 7.50 – Adult SGD 15

MOE Heritage Centre

MOE Heritage Centre showcases Singapore’s Education Story from the early 19th century to the present. The Centre is set-up to inspire those aspiring to be teachers, affirm the work of serving educators and commemorate the contributions of educators and communities that have shaped education since the founding of Singapore.

MOE Heritage Centre will be closed temporarily for relocation. Follow on Facebook to stay updated on our re-opening dates!

Museum of Independent Music Singapore

An educational & archival space about Singapore’s independent music scene.

23 Madras Street, Singapore 208418

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday from 11 am – 6 pm
Admission Charges SGD 5 – Free entry for 6 years and below

Museum@My Queenstown

A community museum that showcases the story of Queenstown as Singapore’s first satellite town.

Block 46-3 Commonwealth Drive #01-388, Singapore 140463

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Opening Hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays from  9.30 am to 2.30 pm | Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
No entry charge.

National Archives of Singapore

The National Archives of Singapore (NAS) is the official custodian of Singapore’s collective memory. Ranging from government files, private memoirs, historical maps and photographs to oral history interviews and audio-visual materials, the NAS is responsible for the collection, preservation and management of Singapore’s public and private archival records.

Heritage institution,1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868

Operating hours of the archives reading room: 
Mondays – Sundays: 10 am – 9 pm
Closed on Public Holidays

Staffed Service Hours:
Weekdays: 10 am – 6.30 pm
Saturdays: 10 am – 1 pm
Staff service not available on Sundays, Public Holidays and substituted Public Holidays
Closed at 1pm on eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year

National Gallery Singapore

Singapore’s leading visual arts institution which oversees the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art.

National Museum, 1 St. Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
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Opening Hours
Gallery exhibition spaces, Keppel Centre for Art Education and Gallery & Co / Padang Atrium entrance and public spaces
Sunday – Thursday, Public Holidays: 10 am to 7 pm
Friday – Saturday, Eve of Public Holidays: 10 am to 10 pm

Rooftop dining: 10 am–1 am
Coleman Street entrance: 9 am–1 am
Basement car park: 7 am–1 am

Admission Fee: Singaporean : Free | NON-Singaporean: SGD 20- SGD 15


This museum traces the growth of the National Helthcare Group Polyclinics (NHGP) from a network of Maternal and Child Health clinics and Outpatient Dispensaries in the late 19th century to a leader in primary healthcare provision today.

It has a display of health-related artefacts from the past and aims to preserve our heritage and educate the younger and future generations of Singaporeans about primary healthcare’s history.

Level 3 of Bukit Batok Polyclinic, 50 Bukit Batok West Ave 3, Singapore 659164

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays 8 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 4.30 pm | Saturdays 8 am – 12.30 pm | Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Admission Charges: Free

National Museum of Singapore

The National Museum of Singapore is the nation’s oldest museum that seeks to inspire with stories of Singapore and the world.

National Museum, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
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Opening Hours
Daily from 10 am to 7 pm
Last admission at 6.30 pm

Admission Fee
Citizens and Permanent Residents Free
Children 6 years of age and below (All nationalities) Free
Foreign Visitors (Adults) SGD 10
Foreign Visitors (Concessions for Students & Seniors aged 60 years and above and Persons with Disabilities*) SGD 5

Nei Xue Tang Museum

Private museum of Buddhist and Chinese historical art. The collection showcases significant Buddhist artefacts, relics, antiquities and works of art coming as far east from Japan to as far west to Gandhara and as far north from China to as far south to Indonesia.

235 Cantonment Road, Singapore 089766

Admission: By Invitation only.

NEWater Visitor Centre

The NEWater Visitor Centre (NVC) is an education hub that promotes water sustainability in Singapore and shares how NEWater is produced. The Centre offers a fun-filled and enriching time for visitors of all ages, with interactive tours and educational workshops.

20 Koh Sek Lim Road, Singapore 486593

Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, (including public holidays) 9 am – 5:30 pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Admission is free

Ngee Ann Cultural Centre

Established in 2003, the Ngee Ann Cultural Centre houses the Ngee Ann Kongsi Heritage Hall and the Ngee Ann Kongsi Collections Gallery. The former commemorates the entrepreneurial spirit of pioneers from the Ngee Ann Kongsi, while the latter exhibits artworks acquired by the Ngee Ann Cultural Centre.

563A Balestier Road Singapore 329879

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday from 8.30 am-5 pm | Sunday and Public Holidays – closed

National Library, Singapore

The National Library in Singapore is the flagship building of the National Library Board, located on an 11,304-square metre site in Victoria Street.

100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Admision: free

NUS Museum

The Museum has over 8,000 artefacts and artworks across four collections, the South & Southeast Asian Collection, the Lee Kong Chian Collection, the Ng Eng Teng Collection and the Straits Chinese Collection, located at the NUS Baba House.

50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119279
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Opening Hours:
Monday: School & faculty visits by appointment only
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

Free Admission

Old Ford Motor Factory

In 2005, the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) acquired the Former Ford Factory site where the British surrendered to the Japanese during World War II. The site underwent extensive development and a new repository was developed to house the growing archival collection. In addition, anchoring on archival records and the significance of the site, NAS curated an exhibition showcasing the memories of life during the Japanese Occupation.

351 Upper Bukit Timah Road Singapore 588192

Opening Hours: (Please note that the Memories at Old Ford Factory is currently closed for renovations.)
Mondays to Saturdays: 9 am – 5.30 pm
Sundays: 12 noon to 5.30 pm

Admission: SGD 3
Free admission for: All Children under 6, Singaporeans and permanent residents, Singapore student pass holders, Museum Roundtable members.
Free admission to all on Open House Day

Peranakan Museum

The Peranakan Museum explores the art and culture of Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia, and possesses one of the finest and most comprehensive public collections of Peranakan objects.

The Peranakan Museum is closed For revamp and will re-open in mid-2021.

National Museum, 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941
Find out more  or check the Fanpage for updates!

Opening Hours
Daily: 10 am – 7 pm
Fridays: 10 am – 9 pm

Police Heritage Centre

The Police Heritage Centre (PHC) welcomes visitors with a showcase of multifarious exhibits and multimedia displays that highlights the rich history of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) from the colonial times till the present day.

Currently closed from 6 Feb to 17 May 2020. 

You may wish to visit us at our SPF200 exhibition, “Frontier Town to Safest City”, at the Stamford Gallery, National Museum of Singapore from 6 Feb – 17 May 2020 instead. The exhibition tells the stories of our 200-year journey – bravery in the face of danger, of bringing criminals to justice, of duty above self. It is a story of how Singapore transformed from a lawless frontier town to one of the safest cities in the world. Free Admission

Heritage institution, Police Headquarters, New Phoenix Park, 28 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329560

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Opening Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday and eve of Public Holidays: 10 am to 1 pm
Closed on Monday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Free entry – Visits are strictly by appointment only

Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

Specially curated Human-Nature explores how human excel beyond our natural ability – with technologies and algorithm to become super humans. The exhibition showcases design works from across disciplines including innovative products, research concepts, communication works and art.

11 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018940
Check out the current exhibitions

Open daily from 10 am to 8 pm
Tickets from SGD 5

Reflections at Bukit Chandu

Reflections at Bukit Chandu is a World War II interpretative centre housed in a restored black and white colonial bungalow close to the former battle site – the Battle of Pasir Panjang, where 1,400 brave soldiers from the Malay Regiment heroically defended the last stand against a 13,000-strong Japanese army.

The centre is a place for visitors to reflect upon Singapore’s heritage of heroism. The presentation, through artefacts, exhibits and multi-media, invites visitors to contemplate about our nation’s war experience and to discover how far Singapore has come as a nation.

Reflections at Bukit Chandu is closed from 1 October 2018 for a major redevelopment. The revamped museum will reopen in early 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. For enquiries, please email [email protected].

Heritage institution, 31-K Pepys Road Singapore 118458

Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum (Temporary Closed)

The Air Force Museum creatively combines original artefacts with interactive media and provides an engaging hands-on experience that breathes new life into the RSAF story for all ages.

Paya Lebar Airbase , 400 Airport Rd, Singapore 534234

Opening hours: 
Tuesday – Sunday from 8.30 am – 5 pm

Free Admission

Republic of Singapore Navy Museum

About the Singapore Navy – how it began, the challenges the early sailors went through and overcame.

Inside Changi Naval Base, 112 Tanah Merah Coast Road, Singapore 498794

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday – 9 am to 5 pm | Saturday 9 am to 3 pm
Closed on Sundays, Public Holidays, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year’s Eve.
Free Admission

SAM at 8Q

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) focuses on international contemporary art practices, specialising in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Due to redevelopment, completed in 2023,  Museum buildings on Bras Basah Road and Queen Street are closed to the public. SAM is still actively organising art exhibitions and events in partner venues and spaces.

National museum, 8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535

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Science Centre Singapore

Heritage institution, Making science accessible and engaging, creating an environment where Singaporeans are empowered to advance their own learning and, hopefully, are inspired to do something incredible with their futures.

15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
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Open daily (including Public Holidays) from 10 am – 6 pm – Last admission: 5:15 pm.
Singaporean / PR SGD 6 (adults) | SGD 4 (children) | SGD 4 (senior citizen) – Complimentary Off-Peak (weekdays, excluding closure days on Monday)
Standard SGD 12 (adult() | SGD 8 (children) | SGD 12 (senior citizen)

SG Mobility Gallery

The Land Transport Gallery provides visitors with a visual and sensory experience of Singapore’s transport development.

Land Transport Authority, No. 1 Hampshire Road, Block 1 Level 1, Singapore 219428

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9.30 am to 5 pm | Saturdays from 9.30 am to 1 pm (For pre-arranged community visits only) | Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Free Admission
We need you to make a prior booking for your visit to ensure that the Gallery is not overcrowded and all visitors can enjoy a comfortable time here. Click here to book your visit. For multiple bookings or enquiries please email us.

Singapore Ant Museum

A one of a kind educational and engaging experience
Did you know that ants have two stomachs? Do you know how ants survived for more than 120 million years, outlasting even the gigantuan dinosaurs? Did you know that humans will cease to exist without the presence of ants? Let us answer all your questions and change the way you look and feel about ants!

359 Upper Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 534961

Regular Admission: 10am – 7pm
(Every Sat & Sun, Public Holiday & School Holiday)

Single Visit Pass (1.5hrs) – S$15 (opening promo)

For more information, please email us or WhatsApp

Singapore Art Museum (SAM)

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) focuses on international contemporary art practices, specialising in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Due to redevelopment, completed in 2023,  Museum buildings on Bras Basah Road and Queen Street are closed to the public. SAM is still actively organising art exhibitions and events in partner venues and spaces.

National museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555

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Singapore Chinese Opera Museum

The exhibits in the museum revolve around the development of Chinese operas in Singapore since the time Southern Chinese set foot on this island. The exhibits span over a hundred years. Chinese operas include the Cantonese, Teochew, Qiong, Hokkien (Xiang Opera, Li Yuan Opera and Gezai Opera), Yue opera.

Kampong Glam, 100 Sultan Plaza #01-27, Singapore 199001

Opening Hours: Reservation required
Admission charges are applicable to the selected exhibitions, programmes and opera performances.

Singapore City Gallery

The Singapore City Gallery showcases Singapore’s dramatic transformation over the past 50 years, to become one of the most liveable cities in Asia. It tells Singapore’s development story, through 40 interactive and immersive exhibits that detail our planning challenges and the innovative solutions that tackle them.

Heritage institution, 45 Maxwell Road, The URA Centre, Singapore 069118
Check out the programmes

Opening Hours
Mondays to Saturdays: 9 am to 5 pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Free admission

Singapore Coins & Notes Museum

Currently a traveling exhibition – By appointment-only basis

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Singapore Discovery Centre

SDC provides a mind-and-heart-engaging and multi-sensory learning experience which spans a selection of integrated themes. Visitors can learn about what makes Singapore tick and gain insights into Singapore’s challenges, dreams and aspirations.

Heritage institution, 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365

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Opening Hours: Weekdays from 9 am – 4 pm | Weekends from 9 am – 6 pm
Free admission for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents | Tourists & foreign citizens Adult SGD 10 – Youth SGD 7.50 – Child SGD 6.00 – Senior Citizen SGD 9.00- Family $28.00

Singapore Maritime Gallery

Sail into Singapore’s maritime beginnings and discover how she transformed from a thriving trading post into a premier Global Hub Port and world’s leading International Maritime Centre!

31 Marina Coastal Drive, Marina South Pier, Level 2, Singapore 018988

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 9 am-6 pm | Closed on Mondays (except for public holidays).
Free admission

Singapore Musical Box Museum

Sharing the historical background from the rise to the fall of the musical boxes to how it made its way to Singapore in the 19th century to the public.

168 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068619

Opening Hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays to Saturdays: 10 am – 6 pm
Admission Charges:
Adults SGD 12 – Students or Full-time National Servicemen SGD 6 – SGD 6  – Children free

Singapore Philatelic Museum

The museum collections range from stamps and archival philatelic material of Singapore from the 1830s to present day, and stamps from member countries of the Universal Postal Union.

The permanent galleries introduce the world of philately, the world’s first stamp, and how stamps are a window to the world – to explore different topics such as science, technology, history and culture. Throughout the year, the museum holds special exhibitions on current topics. Educational activities are organised for schools and members of the public to discover the heritage of Singapore and other countries through philately.

Due to a major redevelopment since SPM’s opening in 1995, the museum will be closed to the public from 18 March 2019, and is expected to re- open to the public in 2021.

23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
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Opening Hours : Daily, 10 am – 7 pm

Admission Fee : Adult: SGD 8; Child: SGD 6; Free admission for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents

Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris


Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris was a private art museum formerly located in the Fort Canning Arts Centre at Fort Canning Park, Singapore. It opened to the public on 30 May 2015 and had its last day of operations on 10 April 2016

Sports Museum

Explore the history of sports at the Singapore Sports Museum and find out how sports has changed Singapore today!

6 Stadium Walk, Singapore Sports Hub

Opening Hours
Weekdays: 10 am to 8 pm
Weekends, Eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays: 10 am to 9 pm

Admission Fee:
Singapore Citizens & permanent residents free.
Adults SGD 10 – Student SGD 5 – Senior Citizen SGD 5 – Children under 6 years old free

STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery

A dynamic creative workshop and contemporary art gallery, committed to promoting artistic experimentation in the mediums of print and paper, one of the most cutting-edge destinations for contemporary art in Asia. STPI sits alongside National Gallery Singapore and the Singapore Art Museum as part of the national Visual Arts Cluster of leading institutions in the region.

41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236
Check out the Public Programmes

Gallery Hours:
Mondays – Fridays: 10 am – 7 pm | Saturdays: 9 am – 6 pm | Sundays: 10 am – 5 pm
Closed on Public Holidays

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

The revamped Memorial Hall pays tribute to the vital role played by Singapore and Nanyang in the 1911 Revolution. Focusing on the contributions of Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s key supporters in Singapore, the refurbished museum sheds light on the lesser-known details of Singapore and Nanyang’s involvement in the 1911 Revolution.

Heritage institution, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (last admission 4.30 pm)
Closed on Mondays.

Admission: Free admission for all Singaporeans & Permanent Residents  | Adult SGD 8 | Seniors / Students / Person With Disabilities SGD 5 | 1st caretaker of PWD Free | Family Package of 5 SGD 24

Sustainable Singapore Gallery

Enjoy the magnificent view of the city skyline from the rooftop of Marina Barrage and learn more about Singapore’s water journey at the Sustainable Singapore Gallery.

Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm daily (closed on Tuesdays)
Free Admission

Tan Tock Seng Hospital Heritage Museum

Honouring the legacy of the hospital’s founder, Mr Tan Tock Seng, the museum features a collection of the founder’s Peranakan items as well as artefacts from the hospital from the mid-1800s.

11 Jln Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am to 6pm | Closed on weekends & public holidays
Admission is free.

The Arts House

Occupying the almost 200-year-old building that was home to Singapore’s first parliament, The Arts House continues in the distinguished tradition of this gazetted national monument and now plays a key role in the country’s arts and creative scene. Promoting  and presenting multidisciplinary programmes and festivals within its elegant spaces, it focuses in particular on the literary arts, celebrating the works of written and spoken word artists from Singapore and beyond.

1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
Check Out What’s On 

Opening Hours
10 am – 10 pm daily
Box Office:
Level 1, The Arts House
Monday – Friday: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays : Closed
(For programmes on weekends and Public Holidays, the Box Office will be opened 60 minutes before the programme)

Free Admission

The Cathay Gallery

A space that celebrates the history of Cathay and the Loke family’s business ventures in Singapore and Malaysia, as well as their contribution to Cathay Organisation.

2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233

Opening Hours:
Mondays to Saturdays, 11am – 7pm

Discover the history behind The Cathay at The Cathay Gallery, Level 2! Admission is free.

The Changi Museum

In honouring the spirit and commitment of those who rose from the depths of adversity, the Museum inspires future generations to come and deepen their appreciation of the heroic and inspirational stories that unfolded in Changi during the war. The Changi Museum is dedicated to all those who lived and died in Singapore, in particular the Changi area, during the dark years of World War II.

The museum is closed from 2 April 2018 for a major redevelopment, along with the chapel. Both the museum and chapel will only re-open in late 2020.

1000, Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707
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Operation hours 9:30 am – 5 pm daily

Admission FREE

The Gem Museum

Follow their museum route of how gemstones are being transformed from the mine to market in 4 different stages (from formation, to mining and extraction, to gem and diamond cutting (lapidary), lastly to the trade and industry). It’s an enriching learning journey from the museum to the exquisite showroom.

26 Kandahar Street Level 2 Singapore 198888

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12 am – 5 pm | Saturday 11 am – 3 pm.
Closed on Monday, Sunday & Public Holiday.

Admission is free
Before visiting, kindly visit the Facebook page to check for ad-hoc closure dates, due to special events.

The Grande Whisky Collection

Home to a comprehensive collection of fine and rare Scotch and Japanese  whiskies, including the Royal Lochnagar 31-year old single cask and Yamazaki 50-year old single malt. The Vault contains 4,500 bottles which visitors can  experience the sights and smells of fine whiskies including closed distilleries.

ION Orchard #05-01, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801

Business Hours: Daily from 11 am – 8 pm
Tickets SGD 79 including Museum tour, tasting and free souvenir

The Intan

An experiential encounter with the unique Peranakan culture.
Learn about the history, traditions & lifestyle of the Peranakans.

Peranakan Culture, 69 Joo Chiat Terrace, Singapore 427231

Opening Hours:
Strictly by appointments only

The Kindness Gallery

Learn more about kindness and graciousness. Whether for locals familiar with past campaigns, or tourists who are intrigued by efforts in Singapore to encourage pro-social behaviour, The Kindness Gallery has something to interest everyone.

61 Stamford Rd #01-08, Stamford Court Singapore 178892

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm
The Kindness Gallery is closed on Weekends and Public Holidays
Free admission

The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum

Welcoming you to enter into a rare world of turtles and tortoises.

ORTO, 81 Lor Chencharu #01-16, Singapore 769198
Check out the Turtle Race – Every Weekend 11 am & 2 pm

Opening Hours: Tuesdays: Closed – Wednesdays – Mondays: 10 am-6 pm
Ticket Prices: Standard Rate Adults: SGD 14 – Children: SGD 10​ | Singapore Residents Adults: SGD 10 Children: SGD 6 – Seniors: SGD 6


The Parkview Museum Singapore is a private museum established by the Parkview Group. Located in Parkview Square, it occupies a floor area of 1,500 square metres with up to six metres of ceiling height. It is a brand new space conceived to host exhibitions with an emphasis on contemporary art. Its exhibitions will alternate between solo shows, thematic exhibitions, and exhibitions featuring pieces from the Group’s extensive collection.

Currently closed to prepare the next exhibition, check their website for updates!

600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square, Level 3 Singapore 188778

Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays from 12 pm – 7 pm.

The Parkview Museum Singapore is open to the public free of charge to encourage the integration and appreciation of art in everyday life.

The Private Museum

The Private Museum is a non-profit private museum in Singapore founded by Singaporean philanthropist, art collector and real estate developer, Daniel Teo, together with his daughter Rachel Teo in 2010.

Fuelled by passionate patronage for the arts, the museum aims to be an alternative platform to bridge the gap between the private and the public. It supports the exchange of ideas across cultures, educational initiatives, artistic and curatorial collaborations with collectors and practitioners of the arts.

51 Waterloo St #02-06, Singapore 187969

Opening Hours : Mon to Fri: 10am – 7pm | Sat & Sun: 11am – 5pm | Closed on Public Holidays.

The 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.

Singapore General Hospital, Bowyer Block Clock Tower, Outram Road, Singapore 169608

Opening Hours: By Appointment Only
Free Entry for all visitors

Trick Eye Museum

Trick Eye Museum brings you closer to art through the use of optical illusions.
Immerse yourself in different settings at 6 themed zones and recreate into
memorable photographs with your imagination.

Waterfront@Resorts World Sentosa 26 Sentosa Gateway #01-43-44, Singapore 098138

Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am – 5 pm
Admission: Adult SGD 25 – Children SGD 20 – Senior SGD 20

Vintage Camera’s Museum

Singapore first camera museum. It is hosted inside a camera shaped building, you have to walk through the lens to go inside the museum to learn it’s story.

8C & 8D Jalan Kledek, Singapore 199263
Opening Hours: 10:30 am – 7:30 pm daily (including public holidays)
Tickets: Adults SGD 20 – Senior citizens & Students SGD 15
Please note that this ticket is also valid for entry to the Click Art Museum without any additional costs.

Woodbridge Museum

The Woodbridge Museum was established in 1993 and went through a recent revamp in 2006. This museum aims to promote deeper understanding of the scientific limitations and conditions we faced in the past and having moved from custodial management to therapeutic care in community-based settings, the artefacts remind us of our roots and heritage, past aspects of hospital life and mental health services.

The artefacts displayed are some of the items that were used in the old Woodbridge Hospital and all of which, are donated.

10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747

Opening hours: Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5:30 pm

YANG Gallery

A contemporary fine art galleries where Art meets Fashion, Luxury, Investment & Beyond, presenting Oil paintings, Sculptures, Ceramics, Watercolors, Photographs, Prints, Installations, Designer Furniture and Artistic Architectures.

The Shopping Gallery Hilton, #01-11, 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00AM to 7:00PM
(including Sundays & Public Holidays)
No Admission