Museums



Visiting a museum is always a unique experience, as each one has its own distinct characteristics, style, and of course, content. Museum subjects vary greatly from city to city, and can range from firefighter's museums to fine art, to sports. If you need help making a selection, our 10Best list highlights the top spots to visit in Singapore.


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Financial District
Asian Civilizations Museum


The objective of this fascinating museum, the first of its kind in the region, is to present the history of the different cultures of Asia. Throughout the eleven galleries you'll see exhibits focusing on the Singapore River, China, Southeast...  Read More


Singapore Science Centre


Wonderful for kids and adults alike, the Science Centre features more than 850 hands-on exhibits that are not only educational but a lot of fun. On your way in, stop in the Kinetic Garden, a cool outdoor space with 35 sculptures, exhibits and...  Read More


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Airport - Xsp
Changi Museum


When the British army surrendered to the Japanese on 15th Februrary 1942, Singapore came under Japanese occupation, in what was probably the darkest time in the country’s history. The Changi Museum is dedicated to the memory of all those who...  Read More


Chinatown Heritage Centre


Shophouses are two- or three-story buildings unique to Asia – most are found in Malaysia and Singapore. Primarily built during the early 1900s, the structures housed businesses on the ground floor and living quarters on the upper floors. This...  Read More




When it was completed in the mid 1800s, the Istana Kampong Gelam functioned as a residence for the son of a sultan. Today, the palace houses the Malay Heritage Museum which has nine engrossing galleries devoted to the history and influence of...  Read More


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Airport - Xsp
Hua Song Museum


Hua Song, which means "in praise of the Chinese," opened to much acclaim in the spring of 2006. The museum details the inspiring stories of Chinese immigrants, not just those who came to Singapore but those who made their way to distant locales...  Read More


Singapore Art Museum


Housed in what used to be a Catholic boys' school, the Singapore Art Museum has 10,000 square meters (about 108,000 square feet) of floor space devoted to Asian art. In fact, this is the largest public collection of modern and contemporary Asian...  Read More


MINT (Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys)


From the age of six, Chang Ya Fa collected toys and related ephemera like comics and posters. His collection today amounts to more than 50,000 items, of which only about 3% is actually displayed. The purpose-built five-story structure houses...  Read More


National Museum of Singapore


The National Museum of Singapore should be top of your list if you only have time to visit one museum during your stay. Its main focus is the Singapore History Gallery, a modern, high-tech exhibition walking visitors through the country’s...  Read More




The magnificent Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is located in the heart of Chinatown. The most revered part of the temple - the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic Chamber is located on the 4th floor, its importance evident in the magnificence of the...  Read More


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