On Wednesday 12 October 1887 at 5pm, the 14th Governor of the Straits Settlements, Sir Frederick Weld, ceremoniously opened the Raffles Library and Museum at Stamford Road. The oldest of its kind in Singapore, the museum was then established to spur intellectual inquiry in the region. It grew alongside the country, survived the Japanese Occupation and has transformed into a socio-history and cultural institution that is well-loved by many. Today, the National Museum of Singapore continues to excite and inspire visitors with its innovative ways of presenting history and the national collection.
This October, celebrate the 130th birthday of one of Singapore’s beloved and iconic cultural institutions! Come discover the National Museum’s fascinating history, the building, its galleries and people behind it though art installations and guided tours led by our curators and docents. Enjoy live music performances, craft activities for children, giveaways, some retail therapy, food and more as you reacquaint yourself with the National Museum of Singapore.
Free admission to all galleries. All birthday weekend!
Thu, 12 Oct | 10am – 7pm (last admission 6:30pm)
Fri – Sun, 13 – 15 Oct | 10am – 10pm (last admission 9pm)
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
When: 12 - 15 Oct 2017,