Museums & Monuments

Memories at Old Ford Factory
Come take a walk through history and visit the site where British surrendered Singapore to the Japanese on 15th Feb 1942. 351 Upper Bukit Timah Road Singapore 588192.
Army Museum
Museum dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Singapore army. 520 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638367.
Museum of Independent Music
Educational and archival space about Singapores independent music scene. 1B Aliwal Street.
Police Heritage Centre
Museum dedicated to the Singapore police spanning 200 years. All visits are guided and last an hour and a half. By appointment. New Phoenix Park, Police Headquarters Tower, Level 1 & 2, 28 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329560.
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Arts)
Contemporary art from across the Asian region in a colonial era building. Continuously changing exhbitions and installations. 27A Loewen Road, S248839, open 11.00-19.00 daily.
Singapore Chinese Opera Museum
The development of Chinese operas in Singapore: Cantonese, Teochew, Qiong, Kokkien and Yue opera. Open 11.00-19.00 and closed on Mondays. 100 Sultan Plaza, #01-27, Singapore, 199001.
Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum
For military and aviation enthusiasts. Bring passport. 400 Airport Road, Paya Lebar Airbase, Singapore 534234.
Chinese Heritage Centre
Non-profit organization with a range of public education, documentation and research activites. 12 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637721.
Science Centre Singapore
Exhibitions on chemistry, the human body, genome, energy and a discovery zone. 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081.
Republic of Singapore Navy Museum
Antique marine equipment, historic photographs, details of sophisticated, high technology missile corvette vessels. Passport is necessary to enter. 112 Tanah Merah Coast Road, Singapore 498794.
Peranakan Museum
The museum houses one of the best collection of Peranakan artifacts in the world, and the first comprehensive display of Peranakan culture. 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179939.
NUS Museum
Manages a growing number of collections of arts, ceramics, textiles and sculpture housed under-one-roof. Located in the University Cultural Centre in scenic Kent Ridge campus.
Singapore Heritage Society
A non-profit, non-government organisation and registered charity. The Society is dedicated to the preservation, transmission and promotion of Singapores history, heritage and identity.
Kong Hiap Memorial Museum
Memorial museum of Buddhist leader Kong Hiap. Collection includes paintings, calligraphy works and letters. 8 Geylang East Avenue 1, Singapore 389780.
Art Retreat
Singapores first private museum. Collection of modern art by artists of the region. To visit, please call for appointment. 10 Ubi Crescent, Lobby C, #01-45/47, Ubi Techpark, Singapore 498564.
The Singapore Coins and Notes Museum
Singapores first and only museum dedicated to displaying currency. Focus on pre- and post-independent Singapore. 40 Pagoda Street, Level 1, open daily 10.00-20.00.
Red Dot Museum
Modern art and design museum and shop. Located at 28 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069120.
Chinatown Heritage Centre
Information, displays and photographs of the history of Chinese emigrants and their journeys to Singapore. 48 Pagoda St., Singapore 059207.
National Gallery Singapore
Arts institution involved in the display, promotion, research and study of Southeast Asian and Singapore art. 1 St. Andrews Road, Singapore 178957.
Singapore Philatelic Museum
An extensive collection of local and international stamps. 23B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807.
Malay Heritage Centre
Gallery showcasing the history, old living conditions, struggles and way of life of the Malay community. 85 Sultan Gate Singapore 198501.
National Archives of Singapore
The official custodian of the Singapore governments collective and corporate memory. Government files, private memoirs, historical maps, photographs, oral history interviews and audio-visual material. 1 Canning Rise Singapore 179868 (off Hill Street).
Grassroots Heritage Centre
Four decades of community development milestones with exhibitions, artefacts and video footage. National Community Leadership Institute, 70 South Buona Vista Rd, Singapore 118176.
Alive Museum
Illusionary entertainment museum with more than 80 artworks become alive though visual illusions created by painting, shading and drawing. Open daily at #03-372 Suntec City Mall, Singapore 039893.
Maritime Experiential Museum
Southeast Asias maritime trade history from 9th-19th Century, with more than 400 rare objects. Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, S098269.
The Changi Museum
Documents significant events of the Japanese occupation. Free admission. 1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707.
Ngee Ann Cultural Centre
Centre aimed at promoting awareness of Chinese culture, in particular Teochew heritage - through visual and performing arts. 97 Tank Road, Singapore 238066.
Asian Civilisations Museum
Broad, integrated perspective of pan-Asian cultures and civilisations. 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555.
Red Dot Design Museum
Exclusive exhibition venue for red dot design award winners showcasing products and brands with design excellence. Currently under refurbishment. Moving late 2017 to Marina Bay.
National Heritage Board (NHB)
Champions the development of a vibrant cultural and heritage sector in Singapore. Making heritage enriching, fun and accessible to all through exciting events that engage diverse audiences . 61 Stamford Road, #03-08, Stamford Court, Singapore 178892
Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum
Variety of turtles and tortoises of more than 50 species. Museum also contains toys, ornaments, tableware. Special guided tours. A museum for the whole family. 1 Chinese Garden Road, Singapore 619795.
Mint Museum of Toys
Display of vintage toys and childhood memorabilia from 25 countries spanning over 150 years. Restaurant and coffee shop. 26 Seah Street Singapore 188382 (Opposite Raffles Hotel).
ArtScience Museum
Lotus inspired building, part of Marina Bay Sands, dedicated to the dedicated to the nascent field of ArtScience.
Singapore General Hospital Museum
A museum repository of artifacts and records, where visitors can trace the long and rich history of the Singapore General Hospital. Free admission. Bowyer Block, SGH, Outram Road.
NEWater Visitor Centre
This centre gives you an insight into how Singapore reuses water through a sophisticated water purification system. Koh Sek Lim Road.
Singapore Discovery Centre
5 galleries of interactive and multi-sensory exhibits. Hear the present, see the past and touch the future. 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365.
Tan Tock Seng Hospital Heritage Museum
A collection of Peranakan items from the mid-1800s, including medical equipment and hospital artefacts of Singapores first community hospital. 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng Singapore 308433.
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (formerly Raffles Muse...
The museum, founded in 1849, contains the oldest and largest animal collection from the Southeast Asian and has more than 20,000 plant specimens. Department of Biological Sciences, 6 Science Drive 2, #03-01, Faculty of Science, NUS.
Baba House
Heritage house. 157 Neil Road, is one of the last surviving Peranakan-style house in its original state in Singapore. By appointment only for a guided tour.
Images of Singapore
State-of-the-art technology bring the sights, sounds and smells of bygone Singapore to life. 40 Imbiah Road, Imbiah Lookout Sentosa, Singapore 099700.
National Museum of Singapore
The oldest museum in Singapore housing 11 national treasures. Hosts festivals, exhibits and events all year round. 93 Stanford Road, Singapore 178997.
The Cat Museum
Cats: local history, art, craft and photography and famous felines. Open Fridays 16:30-19:30, Saturdays-Sundays 12:00-19:30, 8 Purvis Street, #02-02, Singapore 188587.
The Private Museum
Exhibitors of private art and specialty collections, founded by Singapore philantrophist and real estate developer Daniel Teo in 2010. 51 Waterloo Street #02-06, S187969.
Fort Siloso
Coastal artillery battery and one of the twelve coastal batteries which made up Fortress Singapore at the start of World War Two. Siloso Rd, Singapore 099981.
Singapore Art Museum
Singapores first museum devoted solely to the visual arts. 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555.
Singapore Art Museum SAM
New wing of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) show cases contemporary art with edgier forms of video, photography, installation, performance and sound art. 8, Queen Street.
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
A heritage institution under the National Heritage Board. Re-opened 9 October 2011 after one year of renovation works.
Singapore Mint Coin Gallery
A collection of coins, medals and medallions from all over the world. 20 Teban Gardens Crescent, Singapore 608928.
Singapore City Gallery
View of Singapores central area, and see the fascinating 11x11 metre architectural model. Singapore City Gallery is Singapores version of a city exhibition that details their planning efforts. The URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road on 2nd and 3rd floor.
Reflections at Bukit Chandu
Set in a colonial bungalow commemorates the 1,400 soldiers of the 1st and 2nd Battalion Malay Regiment in WWII. 31K Pepys Road Singapore 118458.
Indian Heritage Centre
Traces the history of the Indian and South Asian community in the Southeast Asian Region. Located at 5 Campbell Lane.
The Luxe Art Museum
Permanent collection of contemporary Chinese fine arts. 6, Handy Road, #02-01 The Luxe (next to Cathay) Singapore 229234.
Tan Swie Hian Museum
By art collector Tan Tien Chi. Houses the art of Singaporean artist Tan Swie Hian. 460 Sims Avenue, Singapore 387601.
Fuk Tak Chi Museum
Singapores first street museum featuring Chinese history and culture with artifacts on lives of Chinese migrants to Singapore. Far East Square Management Office (China Classic Pte Ltd), 45 Pekin Street, #02-01 Singapore 048775.
National Library
Public library housing extensive collections as well as exhibits. 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064.
The Battle Box
World War II site, military bunker located nine metres below Fort Canning Park. The place where General Percival decided to surrender Singapore to invading Japanese forces February 15, 1942. 2 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179622.
War Memorial Park
The civilian war memorial referred to as “The Chopsticks”. The 61 metres tall memorial comprises four columns, which represent the four races and is dedicated to the civilians of all races who were victims of World War II.