Amazing Museums to Explore in Singapore
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Amazing Museums to Explore in Singapore

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The main purpose of museums is to broaden one’s general knowledge about art, culture, history, and other subject-specific perspectives. Often, a museum tour involves group conversation and personal connections as visitors immerse in a new world through exhibitions, passages, or photographs.

Some of the most common exhibits are about science, zoos, aquariums, botanic gardens, and historic sites intended to engage and educate not only students but the entire community as well.

Museums are often underrated landmarks that one should visit if they want to explore the local culture and history. If you want to have a trip down memory lane, check out these museums in Singapore near you that are worthy of a visit.

Top 5 Best Museums in Singapore

Cultural institutions and museums in Singapore are often built-in heritage buildings to further enhance the aesthetics of galleries, artifacts, and vintage collections.

ArtScience Museum

Featuring its unique building shaped like a white lotus flower, the ArtScience Museum is made up of 21 gallery spaces where famous exhibitions in the world were held. These exhibits were from famous artists including Andy Warhol, Leonardo Da Vinci, Salvador Dali, and Vincent Van Gogh.

Its current permanent exhibition focuses on art, science, and technology called Future World, which was designed by Japanese artists. The art collective features interactive and high-tech digital art installations.

Location: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Downtown Core, Singapore

MINT Museum of Toys

The term MINT stands for Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys. The Museum of Toys houses the largest collection of vintage toys and collectible items of more than 50,000 pieces.

The displayed toys are divided into four thematic levels: outer space, characters, childhood favorites, and collectibles. The toys are rare world-class collections, including the complete Batman robot toy, the Mekon Mask from Dan Dare, Steiff Teddy Bear, ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Doll, and the first manufactured robot before World War II.

Location: 26 Seah Street, Singapore

National Design Centre (NDC)

Designers and art students will certainly enjoy the tour in the National Design Center, which features the arts and culture of Singapore. The exhibits focus on fine arts, theater, and design education.

Nestled in the former St. Anthony’s convent, NDC decided to preserve the monastery’s exterior and revamp the interior space that serves as the event’s place.

Location: 111 Middle Road, Rochor, Singapore

National Museum of Singapore

Regarded as the oldest museum in Singapore, the National Museum of Singapore was established more than a century ago. During the earlier times, it was called the Singapore History Museum featuring more than 1,700 artifacts and immersive galleries.

It consists of two main galleries, namely the Singapore History Gallery, which exhibits the county’s history from the 14th century up to the current era; and Singapore Living galleries, which present a wide array of displays related to fashion, film, food, and photography.

The National Museum of Singapore also offers school programs and permanent exhibitions through digital photography.

Location: 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore

Singapore Art Museum (SAM)

Located in an old colonial building, this museum was a former Catholic school for boys. It underwent renovation and was transformed into a public museum during the ’90s

The Singapore Art Museum features contemporary works from Southeast Asians and locals. They promote collaboration with international artists to continue inspiring the community and showcase better and meaningful art trends. SAM also conducts educational outreach programs and workshops for all ages.

Location: 71 Bras Basah Road, Museum, Singapore

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