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10 Museums to explore in Singapore

The super modern small island nation of South East Asia.

ArtScience Museum6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

World's first ArtScience museum. ArtScience Museum features 21 gallery spaces equating to 50,000 square feet (6,000 square meters) which will display exhibits from combined art/science, media/technology, as well as design/architecture motifs. The museum mainly hosts touring exhibitions curated by other museums.

Asian Civilisations Museum1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555

One of the pioneering museums in the region to specialise in pan-Asian cultures and civilisations. The museum specialises in the material history of China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia, from which the diverse ethnic groups of Singapore trace their ancestry.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple288 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840

A Buddhist temple and museum complex built to house the tooth relic of the Buddha. It is claimed that the relic of Buddha from which it gains its name was found in 1980 in a collapsed stupa in Myanmar. The relic can be viewed by the public on the 4th floor of the temple.

Changi Chapel and Museum1000 Upper Changi Rd N, Singapore 507707

Dedicated to Singapore's history during the Second World War and the Japanese occupation of Singapore. The museum has a collection of paintings, photographs and personal effects donated by former Prisoners of War.

Fort SilosoSiloso Rd, Singapore 099981

A military museum open to the public. The museum consists of restored coastal gun battery from the 12 such batteries which made up "Fortress Singapore" at the start of World War II.

Malay Heritage Centre85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501

Showcases the culture, heritage and history of Malay Singaporeans. The centre preserves and showcases Malay culture and heritage in Singapore through historic artefacts, multimedia and diorama displays, and exhibits.

Maritime Experiential Museum8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

Explore the Maritime Silk Route of the past through 15 galleries. The main attraction is "The Jewel of Muscat", an accurate reproduction of the Arab dhow ship from Belitung shipwreck, which was found off the coast of Belitung Island, Indonesia, in 1998.

National Gallery Singapore1 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178957

Art museum located in the Downtown Core of Singapore.It oversees the world’s largest public collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art, consisting of over 8,000 artworks.

National Museum of Singapore93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897

Oldest museum in Singapore focusing on exhibits related to the history of Singapore.

Science Centre Singapore15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081

Scientific institution promoting scientific and technological education for the general public. With over 850 exhibits spread over eight exhibition galleries, it sees over a million visitors a year.