The Singapore History Museum, originally opened in 1887, is an architectural gem with each of its two levels reflecting a different order of Greek classical architecture. Of particular note are the Museum`s 20 dioramas, three-dimensional reconstructions of historical scene and events tracing Singapore`s development from a sleepy fishing village to the present day metropolis. Another exhibit shows the world of a wealthy Straits Chinese family at the turn of the century, complete with elaborate Peranakan furnishings and finery. The Children`s Discovery Gallery is another compelling attraction, with interactive exhibits designed to explain Singapore`s cultural heritage, visual and performing arts. On every Friday night at 7.00pm and 7.30pm there is Tales of the night, ghost stories.
Allow a half day to enjoy the attractions of the museum Guided tours in English and Japanese for small groups of 10-12 are available.
Opening hours: 9am to 5.30pm (closed on Mondays).
Admission: S$3 adults, S$1.50 children (6-16 years)
Stamford Road, Singapore 178897 Tel: 1800-336-1460.
Getting there: Take the MRT to Dhoby Ghaut (N1) and head towards Stamford Road.
93, Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Postal District Singapore 17