Most reviewed Speciality Museums in Singapore

  1. 4.5 Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (6.461 reviews)
    - Beautiful red temple
    Friday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Speciality Museums • Religious Sites
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    The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (BTRTM) was founded in 2002 by Venerable Shi Fazhao. It was registered by the Registrar of Societies in 20th February 2003, and as a charity under the Charities Act in 8th January 2004. The Temple is dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha, which means 'The Compassionate One', and also called 'The Future Buddha'. (A)WEEKLY FREE GUIDED TOUR: BTRTM is pleased to offer a 1 1/2 - 2 hrs long guided tour of the Temple every Saturdays at 2pm. The tour will be conducted free-of-charge in English by the temple's Volunteers guides. Limited slots are available per weekly session. Confirmed registration is based on first-come-first-serve basis. (B)DISCOVERING BUDDHISM: Shakyanmuni Buddha had gained insight into the truth, perfected the qualities of wisdom and compassion over 2560 years ago. His teachings develops clarity in minds, enables abilities to end suffering and finds lasting happiness. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is carrying on the mission in offering "Discovering Buddhism' programme. 'Discovering Buddhism' is a specially designed programme for participants to gain experiential taste of Chinese Mahayana Buddhist etiquette, Basic Buddhist teachings and Basic Meditation within a day. This English taught programme is suitable for both tourists who wish to learn more about Buddhism and experienced learners who needs a refresher. Participants will benefit from the interactive and engaging teaching led by Venerable Wu Xiang and Venerable Ru Zhi who have more than a decade experience teaching Buddhism and Meditation in different cultural settings! [Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Etiquette] Buddhist etiquette is an important part of every Buddhist life. It expresses religious sentiments to the Buddha, the Teacher (Monk or Nun) and promotes gracefulness in social interactions. This is also a mean of training in mindfulness in every action one is taking. [Basic Buddhist teachings] Buddhism has been transmitted over the past centuries because of its ... See more..
  2. 4.5 National Museum of Singapore (2.860 reviews) from $12.97
    - Don't Miss the Guided Tour
    Friday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Speciality Museums
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    With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation's oldest museum with a progressive mind. Its galleries adopt cutting-edge and multi-perspective ways of presenting history and culture to redefine conventional museum experience. A cultural and architectural landmark in Singapore, the Museum hosts innovative festivals and events all year round-the dynamic Night Festival, visually arresting art installations, as well as amazing performances and film screenings-in addition to presenting thought-provoking exhibitions involving critically important collections of artefacts. The programming is supported by a wide range of facilities and services including F&B, retail and a Resource Centre. The National Museum of Singapore re-opened in December 2006 after a three-year redevelopment, and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012. The Museum refreshed its permanent galleries and re-opened them on 19 September 2015 for Singapore's Golden Jubilee. See more..
  3. 4.5 Singapore Discovery Centre (1.117 reviews)
    - Amazing guided tour of Singapore history!
    Friday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Speciality Museums • History Museums
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    Hear the past, touch the present and see the future at Singapore Discovery Centre. Be inspired! Through our fun and interactive galleries and attractions, visitors enjoy a multi-sensory learning experience while gaining insights into Singapore’s dreams, aspirations and challenges. See more..
  4. 4.5 Chinatown Heritage Centre (1.102 reviews)
    - Much better than I expected
    Friday: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM Speciality Museums
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    The colourful past of Chinatown comes alive within the walls of these three beautifully-restored shophouses on Pagoda Street, comfortably nestled in the midst of Singapore's bustling Chinatown district. Every nook and cranny in the Chinatown Heritage Centre pulsates with the memories of yesteryear, offering an experience like no other as one is transported to Chinatown in the budding years of Singapore's establishment as a seaport. From the desperate hopefulness of the many "Sinkheh" (new migrants) - risking life and limb to embark on an arduous journey from the various Chinese provinces to the promised land of Singapore - to the raw, seedy and underground practices of gambling dens and secret societies, be prepared to experience a sense of nostalgia and sentimentality as you step into the pages of Chinatown's history. The Chinatown Heritage Centre is the only place in Singapore that has recreated the original interiors of its shophouse tenants in the 1950s, offering visitors an honest, revealing glimpse into the lives of Chinatown's early residents. See more..
  5. 4.5 Singapore City Gallery (519 reviews)
    - Singapore history
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums
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    Singapore City Gallery is a great starting point to get to know the city for free. Located beside the Maxwell food centre in the historic district of Chinatown, this 3 storey visitor centre goes beneath the skin of the city to understand how the city came to be, that even though it’s a dense built-up city of tar, glass and concrete, it is still so green, has memorable buildings, historic districts and walkable streets. You can imagine and design your own version of Marina Bay or explore plans long into the future like Greater Southern Waterfront city. The main draw is an enormous model replica of the City Centre with uncannily accurate miniatures of building and streetscapes. Look out for an illustrative map drawn by Lee Xin Li. It will sure to bring back memories of Singapore, past and present. Before you leave, catch the dramatic 3-min Island Wide Model show screened every 20 mins at level 1. See more..
  6. 3.5 Fuk Tak Chi Museum (27 reviews)
    - Surprising find in an alley
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    Stumbled upon this little 'museum' while walking in Far East Square. Part of the Amoy Hotel, it records the arrival of the early Chinese immigrants at Telok Ayer in the little miniature which shows the coolies, their work and living quarters. It's actually part of an old temple but some artefacts illustrate the courtyard, well, costumes and utensils of that time. Names of significant people in the community, their efforts and donations are also etched on the walls. It's free, visitors are welcome and the young lady customer service officer was most gracious and helpful. A nice little unexpected find in the quietness of Covid times when the streets and stalls aren't well-patronized or fully functioning. See more..