7 – 10 August 2020
10am – 7pm
Join us this August to make your celebration of Singapore’s 55th birthday a special one! There will be a variety of programmes for you to celebrate National Day, either from the comforts of your home or at the museum. Please check the National Museum of Singapore’s website and social media pages (Facebook and Instagram) for updates, especially for those who plan to visit the museum on National Day. We look forward to an enjoyable and safe celebration with you!
7 – 10 August 2020, 10:30am – 6pm | Various Galleries
Complement your museum visit with an exploration of the galleries with The Hunt@NMS! Discover clues that will lead you to exciting artefacts in our museum, and be inspired to view history through a fresh perspective. Solve puzzles, accomplish tasks, share your reflections with us and complete your journey with a special souvenir from the museum.
All you need is a mobile device or tablet with a Facebook account and the Facebook Messenger app. Register online (link will be available towards the end of the month) if you would like to go on The Hunt@NMS. Please remember to take note of safe-distancing guidelines while you are exploring our galleries!
United Through Culture − National Day 2020 Façade Projection at NMS
1-30 August 2020, 7:30pm-11pm daily
Catch the façade projection at the National Museum of Singapore as it comes alight in celebration of Singapore’s 55th birthday with the theme “Together, a Stronger Singapore”.
National Day Colouring Competition 2020: The Padang of Singapore
20 July – 1 August 2020
Do you know what the Padang was like in the 1800s? Who went there, and what kind of activities took place in the area? How would you like the Padang to look like in the future?
Drawing inspiration from the museum’s artefact, The Padang in Singapore (1851) by John Turnbull Thomson, we invite our young audiences up to the age of 13 to share how they would turn the Padang into a place for people to enjoy!
Watch this video to find out more!
1. Refer to the Terms and Conditions
2. Download the template here:
a. For participants 9 years and below
b. For participants 10−13 years old
3. Submit your completed artwork! All submissions must be received by 11.59pm on 1 August 2020.
The programme and prizes are supported by STAEDTLER and ArtWorks.
Writings on the Wall
10am – 7pm, 8 to 11 August | LED Wall, Level 1
This year, you are invited to share your thoughts and reflections on social media, with the hashtag #NationalDayatNMS. What does Singapore mean to you? What are your hopes for the future? What do you hope to see in Singapore in the next 10 years? Over the course of four days, watch your thoughts as well as that of many others projected on the museum’s LED wall, as the Museum reflects on our Singapore!
National Day Music Performances
8 and 9 August 2020, 2pm
In this special edition, National Museum bring the performances to you – streamed live from the museum! Sit back and sing along to familiar tunes from the comfort of your homes.
Live stream: Performance on 9 August by The Purple Symphony
The Purple Symphony, Singapore’s largest inclusive orchestra, will present a rousing set comprising “We Will Get There”, “Bunga Sayang”, “Singai Naadu” and “Voices from the People’s Hearts”.
Timmy and Tammy at the National Day Parade Storytelling and Games Session *live-streamed*
8 August 2020, 11am (45min) | Ages 4 and up
Join us for this live session where children can listen to the story of Timmy & Tammy at the National Day Parade, and have a fun-filled time with activities such as a game of charades and a finish-the-lyrics challenge!
Watch this video to make your very own Parachute Soldier as a pre-session activity. See you soon!
The live-stream will take place on the National Museum of Singapore’s Facebook page. A recording of the session will be available after the event.
Live-stream Workshop: My Colourful Self
9 August 2020, 10am (45 mins) | Ages 4 – 12
In this artmaking workshop, learn more about the characteristics of Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim, and how it represents Singapore’s identity. Art therapist Kelly Reedy will share how art can help us express who we are and how we can enjoy the process of drawing and painting using mixed media materials!
Don’t forget to download and print out your own orchid template (template will be made available nearer the programme date) and prepare your art materials before the session!
Recommended materials: Participants should prepare 3 pieces of A4 (or larger) size paper, either a set of oil pastels or wax crayons along with watercolour paints OR a set of watercolour pencils. Please also have available a brush, a container with water and paper towelling.
This programme is presented in collaboration with STAEDTLER and ArtWorks for Wellbeing (www.artworks.sg).
The live-stream will take place on the National Museum of Singapore’s Facebook page. A recording will remain available after the event.
Image courtesy of National Museum of Singapore