The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

National Museum of Singapore

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The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore and it started as a section of a library at Singapore Institution and called the Raffles Library and Museum. The museum focuses on exhibits related to the history of Singapore and it is one of four national museums.

Among the many historical and cultural objects in the National Museum of Singapore the following are highlights:

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Essential Facts:

  • Name:               National Museum of Singapore
  • Established:     1849; Former name: Raffles Library and Museum
  • Location:          93 Stamford Rd, Singapore
  • Building:           Built 1849, Architectural styles: Neo-Palladian, Renaissance


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