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With a rich history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is Singapore's oldest purpose-built museum. The Singapore History Gallery (Level 1) charts the development of Singapore through the nation’s defining moments, challenges and achievements from its earliest beginnings 700 years ago to the independent, modern city-state it is today.
The Level 2 Galleries feature “The Goh Seng Choo” gallery which displays a selection from the “William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings from 1803 -1818” under the theme of “A Voyage of Love and Longing”. Other Galleries on Level 2 explore themes close to the hearts of Singaporeans including Modern Colony, Surviving Syonan, Growing up in Singapore and Voices of Singapore.

FOM volunteers provide excellent tours of the History Gallery on Level 1 and the galleries on Level 2. Refer to the table below for a list of guided tours.


Larissa Wiegele
Heike Friedrich


93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897

Opening Hours

Monday – Sunday from 10am – 7pm

Guided Tours

Artefact Spotlight :S Rajaratnam leather armchair .1970

This armchair belonged to Mr. Rajaratnam, one of Singapore’s pioneering leaders and its first foreign affairs Minister, a post he held for 25 years. He was a key co-author of the Singapore Pledge which helped shape the fabric of Singaporean society, fostering a deep sense of national identity and unity. The nation's journey from a newly independent state to a prosperous, multicultural society is a testament to the enduring legacy of both Rajaratnam and the Singapore pledge.
Visit our Singapore History Gallery to learn more.

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