Apart from a breathtaking airport and mouth-watering cuisine, Singapore is also the place to be for science, history or art junkies. Singapore has an interesting history and you can learn a lot of interesting facts and insights by visiting some of the museums here. Here are ten of the best Singapore museums you should not miss during your visit.

National Gallery Singapore

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This museum was once Singapore’s Supreme Court and City Hall. Now, it is the largest museum in the country. The rooftop of the museum also features Smoke & Mirrors, a bar overlooking the city skyline and a perfect location to wrap up a day of adventure.

 

Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

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This museum is located in the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade. This museum screams modern inside out, with the intricate infusion of glass, steel, and neon lights that support this structure. This is a perfect place to Instagram-worthy shoots.

 

National Design Centre

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For those who live and breathe design, this art gallery is heaven. The exhibit, 50 Years of Singapore Design alone is worth the journey, featuring the evolution of Singaporean design. There are multiple events that promote contemporary Singapore design that you should also check out while you’re here.

 

Art Science Museum

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Art Science Museum is home to props and sets used in iconic films like Harry Potter and Titanic. Potterheads will surely love this place. Apart from the film-related exhibits, the permanent exhibition Future World is also worth a look. This interactive exhibit is filled with colourful lights and digital art that is guaranteed to mesmerize you.

 

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

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If nature is more of your style, this is the one for you. This museum features Singapore and Southeast Asian biodiversity. 2,000 different specimens are currently on display grouped in 15 distinct zones.

 

National Library of Singapore

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Book lovers, no need to fret — the National Library has your back. In the main reference library alone, there are more than 600,000 items that you can access. More than just a library, it also holds regular exhibits on various topics about Singapore and Asia. Prepare for a deep dive into Singapore’s rich history and culture.

 

Changi Museum

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This museum is one of Singapore’s WWII sites and stories of war are the main highlight. There is also a chapel in the museum’s courtyard which is also home to copies of Changi murals recreated by Stanley Warren, the original artist himself.

 

Singapore Art Museum

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The Singapore Art Museum was originally a 19th-century mission school. It is now converted into a visual arts museum which houses collections by local, Southeast Asian, and Asian artists as well as several international contemporary art. The museum also hosts the Singapore Biennale.

 

Singapore Science Centre

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This family-friendly museum is a great way to bond with your kids and friends. There are over 1,000 interactive science exhibits that are not only fun but also educational. There’s also Omni-Theatre, the only domed IMAX theatre in Singapore — watching nature documentaries can never be more fun.

 

Singapore Discovery Centre

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Singapore Discovery Center features five interactive and multisensory galleries. Here, you can visit the Visionarium, the world’s largest interactive design studio. You can also watch 3D movies in the iWerks Theatre. Kids and families will surely learn a lot and have a good time with the interactive exhibits.

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