This April, try your hand at basket-weaving and hear about some of the now-vanished trades and occupations from our animated grandmother storyteller Mdm Si-Hoe S.S.
Drop-in Family Fun – Let’s Get Handy
10.30am to 4.30pm
Glass Atrium, Level 2
People who lived in Singapore in the early 20th century often had to do rough work with their hands. The samsui women, for example, toiled in the construction industry while basket-weavers were impressively skilled in various weaving methods such as the anyam gila technique. Join us at the Glass Atrium and try your hand at weaving your own basket!
Free. No registration required. While stocks last. Last admission at 4pm.
National Museum Building Tour for Families
11am (45 min)
Rotunda, Level 1
Join us on a learning journey around the museum and discover more interesting gems about this 130-year-old building.
Free. Limited to 15 pairs of parent and child, on a first come, first served basis. On-site registration starts from 10.30am at the Rotunda, Level 1.
Gran’s Short Stories
2.30pm & 3.30pm (30 min per session)
Singapore History Gallery, Level 1
In this interactive storytelling session, 84-year-old Mdm Si-Hoe S.S., author of The House on Palmer Road, shares some historical trades and occupations which are no longer found today. Featuring engaging dramatisation and interactive hands-on activities, these sessions are a wonderful introduction to Singapore’s history and heritage, as told through our grandmas’ first-hand experiences!
Free. Each session is limited to 15 children aged 7 to 12 years old, on a first come, first served basis. On-site registration starts from 1.45pm outside Singapore History Gallery, Level 1.
National Museum Family Fun Saturday – 28 April 2018
Start date: 28/4/18 10:30
End date: 28/4/18 16:30