6 museums you might not know exist in Singapore

Not sure what to do on the weekends? Why not consider visiting a museum to gain insights on history, culture or even contemporary art? There are over 30 museums in Singapore that offer a wide variation of genres, so throw away that traditional stereotype that museums are boring. Here are 6 museums that you might not know exist in Singapore!

  1. Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM)

Museums

Situated in the heart of CBD, the current Asian Civilizations Museum building has stood beside the Singapore River since 2003. The ACM focuses on exploring the rich artistic heritage of Asia, mainly the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans. Magnificent objects from around the world would also be brought to Singaporean audience through special exhibitions. They hold tours for those who would like to hear stories, and events from time to time that are family-friendly.

1 Empress Pl

Singapore 179555

Tel: +65 6332 7798

Mon-Thurs, Sat & Sun: 10am-7pm

Fri: 10am-9pm

Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs

  1. Artscience Museum

Museum

I’m sure by now, these instagram-worthy shots of the “Future World” exhibition are familiar to you. “Future World” exhibition is showing at none other than the Artscience Museum in Marina Bay Sands. Opened in 2011 as the world’s pioneer artscience museum, it is known for interactive themed exhibitions that usually lasts 4-5 months where Singaporeans will rush to be the first to capture some aesthetic shots for their social media feed.

Marina Bay Sands 

10 Bayfront Avenue 

Singapore 018956

Tel: +65 66888868

Daily (including PH): 10am-7pm (last admission at 5.30pm)

Admission: Depends on age group/promotions/exhibitions

Check ticket prices here.

  1. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Museum

If you are a fan of of fossils and dinosaurs, you have to pay Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum a visit! Some people have described it as a mini Jurassic Park. At the museum, you can expect to see a total of about 2000 history specimens that includes a whole diversity of plants and animals- bringing you all the way back to the beginning of life on earth!

2 Conservatory Drive

Singapore 117377

Tel: +65 6601 3333

Tue to Sun & PH: 10am – 7pm (last admission at 5.30pm)

Closed on Mondays

Admission: $9-$21 depending on category 

Check ticket prices here.

 

  1. MINT museum of toys

Toys

Who said museums were only for historical events, paintings, sculptures? At MINT Museum of Toys, you can expect to find a world-class collection of vintage toys and collectable items in an international award-winning contemporary building. The toys are dated from 1840s to 1970s from 40 over countries around the world. You can also register for a tour when you book your tickets to know the origins of the toys, their historical significance and value.

26 Seah St

Singapore 188382

Tel: +65 63390660

Daily: 9.30am-6.30pm (last admission at 6pm)

Every last Saturday of each quarter-end: 9:30am – 9:30pm

Closed on first day of Lunar New Year

Admission: $10-$20

Buy tickets here.

  1. Singapore Sports Museum

Sports

Besides promoting arts and history, sports is also one aspect that is highly promoted in Singapore. Here at the Singapore Sports Museum, exciting and interactive exhibits await! Bring your family to find out stories of Singapore’s sporting aspirations and walk down the Hall of Fame.

Singapore Sports Hub 

1 Stadium Dr 

Singapore 397629 

Tel: +65 6653 8900

Mon-Fri 10am-8pm; Sat & Sun 10am-9pm

Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs

  1. Vintage Camera Museum

Camera

Vintage Camera Museum…. what’s that? Bet you never knew this museum exists on our tiny island. If you’re a photography geek, you can’t give this museum a miss! The display consists of about 1000 cameras ranging from a spy camera to a pigeon camera and even the world’s largest camera- the mammoth camera. Besides the cameras, you can also learn about the transformation of photography from when it first started.

8C-8D Jalan Kledek

Singapore 199263

Tel: +65 6291 2278

Daily (Including PHs): 10.30am-9.30pm

Admission: $15-$20 

Buy tickets here.

So what are you waiting for? Time to plan a museum trip this coming weekend!


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