The Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) celebrates the history and heritage of the Indian diaspora in Singapore and the Southeast Asian region. From early contacts between the Indian subcontinent and this region, the culture and social history of the community after the arrival of the British, through to the early stirrings of nationalism and political identity, and the contributions of Singapore’s Indian community – the five permanent galleries take visitors on a fascinating journey through the Indian diaspora. Located in Singapore's colourful and vibrant Little India precinct, the centre opened in May 2015 and is our only purpose-built museum. The current special exhibition 'Chetti Melaka of the Straits' opened on 7 September 2018 and is on until 5 May 2019.


Jyoti Ramesh


No. 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Thursday - 10am to 7pm
Friday and Saturday - 10am to 8pm
Sunday and Public Holidays - 10am to 4pm
Closed on Mondays
FOM Docents at IHC will be on a break from 5-6 February 2019 on account of Chinese New Year. Guiding resumes 7 February 2019.
Permanent galleries:
One hour English tours: Tuesdays to Fridays at 11am

Special exhibition, CHETTI MELAKA OF THE STRAITS (until 5 May 2019):
English tours- Wednesdays and Fridays at 2pm
Tamil tours- 1st Friday of each month at 11:30am (from 5th October 2018)
FOM guided tours of permanent galleries in Tamil and Mandarin: On request and subject to availability of docent


Museum front desk: 6291 1601

Guided tours and Updates

Little India Heritage Trail

FOM docents in association with NHB and IHC conduct one hour Little India walking trails, focusing on the heritage and history of the precinct. Take advantage of the cooler Jan-Feb weather in Singapore and the harvest festival, Pongal celebrations in this historic district. Contact for information.

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Spotlight on artefacts, docents and happenings at IHC

This section highlights an artefact or event or docent at the Indian Heritage Centre so do keep coming back for regular updates.