Venture beyond shopping malls and discover the museums in Singapore for interesting cultural insights. Read on to find out more!

Vintage Camera Museum

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At Vintage Camera Museum, you’ll get to experience and understand more about old-school photography. Walk down memory lane with over 1000 old-school cameras dating back to the 1800s. You can also get to pick up any vintage cameras and try them out as there are no strict rules. Apart from cameras, the museum houses replicas of historically significant photographs, such as the moon landing, as well as the first attempt at war photography.

Address: 8C & 8D Jalan Kledek, Singapore 199263
Opening hours: 10.30am to 9.30pm Daily
Admission Fee: $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and children below 12


ArtScience Museum

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The ArtScience museum features 21 gallery spaces and hosts many international exhibitions by some of the best artists in the world like Leonardo da Vinci, Salvador Dalí, M.C. Escher, Vincent Van Gogh and more. Immerse yourself in the world of art, science, magic and metaphor through a collection of cutting-edge digital installations in The Future World: Where Arts meets Science exhibition. It will be a magical sight!

Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Opening hours: 10.00am to 7.00pm Daily
Admission Fee: Click here for more information


National Museum of Singapore

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If you are interested in Singapore’s history, the National Museum of Singapore is the first place you should visit! The museum comprises of two main galleries —Singapore History Gallery and Singapore Living Galleries. In the Singapore History Gallery, you’ll get to learn about the developments from the 14th century to the present day. Singapore Living Galleries focus on four lifestyle themes – food, fashion, film and photography. Singapore’s street life is vividly portrayed through the display of food-related artefacts and sound installations, such as satay and chicken rice.

Address: 93, Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Opening hours: 10.00am to 7.00pm Daily
Admission Fee: Free admission for Singaporeans and PRs


Mint Museum of Toys

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Relive some of your most cherished childhood memories with Mint Museum of Toys! This private museum boasts more than 50,000 pieces of vintage toys, some of them over 100 years old from more than 40 countries. Be overwhelmed with nostalgia when browsing through these classic collectables.

Address: 26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382
Opening Hours: 9.30am to 6.30pm Daily
Admission Fee: $15 for adults, $7.50 for senior citizens and children between ages 2-12


National Gallery Singapore

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The National Gallery contains the largest collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. It occupies two major landmarks, the former Supreme Court and City Hall. The national gallery features over 8,000 artworks. The establishment also proudly displays the works of some of Singapore’s most prominent local artists, including Georgette Chen, Chen Chong Swee and Liu Kang. Expect a variety of enlightening programmes including guided tours, artist talks, conversations with curators and lecture series to gain deeper insights into the exhibitions.

Address: 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday 10.00am to 7.00pm | Friday 10.00am to 9.00pm
Admission Fee: Free admission for Singaporeans and PRs


Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

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The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at National University of Singapore is the country’s only museum dedicated to showcasing Southeast Asian biodiversity. The exhibition gallery showcases a whopping 2,000 specimens of South-East Asian plants and animals. The architecture of Lee Kong Chian’s building is a piece of work itself and is truly a sight to behold!

Address: 2 Conservatory Dr, Singapore 117377
Opening Hours: 10.00am to 7.00pm Daily, close on Monday.
Admission Fee: $16 for adults, $9 for children


Explore the cultural diversity that Singapore encompasses by visiting these museums. Enrich yourselves with a culture trip!