International Museum Day 2019

National Museum of Singapore
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Join us as we celebrate International Museum Day (IMD)! Attend a HistoriaSG talk to find out more about the future of museums, in line with this year’s IMD theme – Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Traditions.

Participate in a thrilling scavenger hunt in our permanent galleries, enjoy live music performances, or visit our craft stations and take home handcrafted keepsakes.

Drop-In Craft Activities
Saturday, 18 May 2019 | 11am – 5pm |  Glass Atrium, Level 2 | Free Admission
Celebrate International Museum Day by dropping by our craft stations and making your own handcrafted keepsakes to take home!

HistoriaSG: A Tale of Thomases and Tapirs: Early Natural History in Singapore and Nearby Lands
Saturday, 18 May 2019 | 2pm – 3pm |  The Salon, Level 1
Three Thomases – Hardwicke, Horsfield and Raffles – have arguably made the earliest contributions to natural history in Singapore. Directly or indirectly, they have been responsible for introducing the first animals of any kind from Singapore to the West. But beyond just “collecting” species and specimens, how did these three men contribute to the larger understanding of nature and natural history in Singapore and beyond? Through the story of the Malayan Tapir, discover this rich natural history that began long before any of the Thomases stepped ashore in Singapore.



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Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, 18 May 2019 | 11am – 5pm | Various galleries
Free admission
Search the museum’s galleries to learn more about Singapore history and get a limited edition souvenir upon completion of a scavenger hunt activity sheet!

National Museum Building Tour for Families
Saturday, 18 May 2019 | 10.30am – 11.15am | Rotunda, Level 1| Free admission
In conjunction with International Museum Day, join us on a learning journey around the museum and discover more interesting gems about our 132-year old building!
Limited to 15 pairs of parent and child on a first-come-first-serve basis. Visit imdnmstour.peatix.com for registration.

Free admission.


Event Information

International Museum Day 2019

Start date: 18/5/19 11:00
End date: 18/5/19 17:00


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