Deepavali 2019 Celebrations at the National Museum

Deepavali 2019 Celebrations at the National Museum
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Celebrate the Festival of Lights with us at the National Museum of Singapore! Enjoy melodic tunes presented by our performers, learn about the significance of rangoli during Deepavali through a special workshop and create a keepsake to take home with you! Plus, don’t miss this opportunity to catch our latest special exhibition An Old New World!

Drop-in Craft Activity
11am – 5pm | Gallery Theatre Foyer, Basement Level
Design your own fabric with block prints, using Indian-inspired motifs and designs.
For visitors of all ages. While stocks last. Last admission at 4.50pm.

Tour by Museum Volunteers
11am, 1pm, 2pm and 4pm | Meeting Point: Rotunda, Level 1
In this tour curated by our Museum Volunteers, learn about the stories and artefacts presented in our galleries that are related to the Indian community.

Rangoli Workshop by ACE Seniors
10.30am – 11.30am | Glass Atrium, Level 2
Hear from renowned rangoli artist, Vijaya Mohan, about this special art form and join her in creating a special rangoli inspired by plants and animals found in the museum’s prized William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings!

Oyilattam Dance Appreciation
1.30pm, 3.45pm, 4.30pm | Gallery Theatre Foyer, Basement
In this special presentation, dancers perform Oyilattam to melodic Deepavali tunes. Visitors are invited to participate using unique fabrics they have designed at the drop-in craft stations.

A Lighter Side of History: Sea of Cloth – The Journey of Sari to Singapore
Sat, 19 October | Two show timings at 2pm – 4pm or 7pm – 9pm | The Salon, Level 1
This 80-min historical fiction production will pay homage to the textile industry and unravel stories that span across three time periods. SEA OF CLOTH will unearth the beauty of sari and its impact on Singapore’s history, her landscape, identity, cultures and  trade.
Limited spaces available. $32 per pax.


Event Information

Deepavali 2019 Celebrations at the National Museum

Start date: 19/10/19 11:00
End date: 19/10/19 17:00

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