The oldest museum in Singapore (it dates back to 1887), the museum delivers history to the masses through permanent exhibitions (see if you can find the Singapore Stone!) and displays, a lecture theatre and an education and resource centre. Older kids will enjoy the multi-sensory experiences – we love the touch-screen displays, smelling pods and old film reels – as well as the interactive tours just for kids. A series of regular learning programs and travelling exhibitions support the museum’s mission to “redefine the conventional museum experience”. The museum’s central location also makes it great for a post-museum run-around at Fort Canning Park.
Hours: Open daily from 10am. Singapore History Gallery closes at 6pm. Singapore Living Gallery closes at 8pm.
Admission: Adults SGD$10, Students SGD$5, Children (6 years and under) free
How to get there: Both Dhoby Ghaut MRT station and Bras Basah MRT station are a 5-minute walk away from the museum. Limited parking available on-site for those with cars.