6 Museums in Singapore You Should Check Out

Museums in Singapore

If you are a fan of history and arts, be sure to check out these museums in Singapore. Be mesmerised by the rich historical events that has happened in Singapore and around the world by visiting some of these free museums in Singapore. However, do note that only some of these museums has no entry fee for Singaporeans and PRs.

1. National Gallery Singapore – 19th Century Singapore and South-East Asian Art Pieces

National Gallery Singapore

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National Gallery Singapore Exhibition

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The National Gallery Singapore has many art pieces dated all the way back to the 19th century to modern day art pieces. Educate yourself and see how the art scene has been transformed from the 19th century to modern day art as you will be able to see prominent artworks done by local artists located around the museum’s exhibitions. A fun fact about the Nation Gallery Singapore, the current location of the museum is Singapore’s former Supreme Court and City Hall.

National Gallery Singapore

Address: 1 St Andrew's Rd, #01 – 01, Singapore 178957

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10am – 7pm

2. ArtScience Museum – Futuristic Exhibitions Where Art Meets Science

Artscience Museum

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Artscience Museum Installations

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The ArtScience Museum has many interactive exhibitions that showcases futuristic designs with the use of scientific technology. The permanent exhibition that they have showcases the journey of discovery that highlights key narratives such as City in a Garden, Sanctuary, Park and Space. The ArtScience Museum is known to host many popup exhibitions such as Harry Potter, Disney and the latest being Attack on Titan.

ArtScience Museum

Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10am – 7pm

3. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum – House for Dinosaurs and Other Biodiversity

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

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Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum Fossils

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If you are a fan of the history of prehistoric animals such as Dinosaurs and mammals such as the Sperm Whale, be sure to check out the Lee Kong Chian Museum! They have over 2,000 specimens on display, with three Diplodocid Sauropod Fossils and one Sperm Whale specimen that was retrieved in Singapore back in 2015 at Jurong Island. This is the place to go if you are interested to learn more about the natural history of plants and mammals.

Lee Kong Chian Museum

Address: 2 Conservatory Dr, Singapore 117377

Opening Hours: Closed on Mondays

Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 6pm

4. Changi Chapel Museum – Learn more about WWII and POWs

Changi Chapel Museum

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Changi Chapel Museum Tours

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Changi Chapel Museum has exhibitions that showcases the historical event that many of us remember – World War 2. This museum has collected stories from survivors of WWII and has artefacts dated back to the Japanese Occupation that show us what life was like in Singapore during those tough times. Learn more about the dark history of the Japanese Occupation to see the hardships and difficulties that POWs had to face when they are being captured and tortured.

Changi Chapel Museum

Address: 1000 Upper Changi Rd N, Singapore 507707

Opening Hours: Closed on Mondays

Tuesday to Sunday 9:30am – 5:30pm

5. MINT Museum of Toys – Vintage Toy Collections from Over 40 Countries

MINT Museum of Toys

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MINT Museum of Toys Collections

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If you are an avid collector of vintage toys, you can take a look of the toy collections that Museum of Toys has collected over the years. From Mekon Mask from Don Dare which is the only piece that exists in the world, to a century old Steiff Teddy Bear and “Alice in the Wonderland” doll that is owned by Alice Liddel, these are some of the rare vintage collections you can find at Museum of Toys. Find out how these toys was created based on the arts and cultures from the olden days.

MINT Museum of Toys

Address: 26 Seah St, Singapore 188382

Opening Hours: 9:30am – 6:30pm

6. Museum of Ice Cream – Multisensory & Interactive Installations

Museum of Ice Cream

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The Museum of Ice Cream is the latest Museum located in Singapore, at first look, the Museum is brightly painted pink with many Insta-worthy backgrounds. This is the place where you can learn about the history of ice cream such as the country of origins, the ingredients and have a fun time at their installations including the iconic Dragon Playground. Be sure to try out the unique ice cream flavours that they have as they are also incorporating local flavours to their ice cream!

Museum of Ice Cream

Address: 100 Loewen Rd, Singapore 248837

Opening Hours: Closed from Mondays to Wednesdays

Thursday to Sunday 10am – 10pm