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Asian Civilisations Museum, Empress Place
The largest museum in Singapore with 10 galleries displaying a large range of artifacts all well displayed and supplemented with interactive computer exhibits. Over 5,000 years of Asian art and history can be found inside the Asian Civilisations Museum. The Singapore River Interpretative Gallery brings to life the story of the early settlers who lived alongside the river. 1 Empress Place. (65 6332 7798). Nearest MRT Station is Raffles Place.

Buddhist Art Museum
A collection of Buddhist relics and artifacts. Location: 235 Cantonment Road . Open Monday to Friday form 10am t0 5pm. (65 6372 0189)

Changi Chapel and Museum
The Changi Chapel is a replica of the many chapels built during the Japanese occupation. The museum displays the Changi Murals a recreation of the originals drawn by Stanley Warren. 1000 Upper Changi Road North . (65 6214 2451). Nearest MRT station Tanah Merah.

Chinatown Heritage Centre
The museum reconstructs Singapore 's history and Chinese culture with galleries located in three restored shop houses. See what life was like for early Chinatown residents. 48 Pagoda Street. (65 6325 2878). MRT Station Chinatown.

Chinese Heritage Centre
A centre that promotes the culture and traditions of the Chinese overseas communities housed in the Nanyang University Administration Building. 12 Nanyang Drive , Nearest MRT Station Boon Lay. (65 6790 5851)

Civil Defence Heritage Gallery
The history of civil defence housed in the Central Fire Station. The latest fire fighting and rescue technologies are exhibited and interactive exhibits. Visitors can climb the lookout tower. 62 Hill Street, Central Fire Station, Singapore 179367, nearest MRT Station City Hall. (65 6332 2996).

Grassroots Heritage Centre
Established by the National Community Leadership Institute it aims to educate how the People Associations' grassroots organizations have evolved and how they promote racial harmony and social cohesion. National Community Leadership Institute, 70 South Buona Vista Road, Singapore 118176 (65 6474 4241), nearest MRT station Buona Vista.

Fort Silso
Built in the 1860's the Fort now exhibits Singapore 's war history and guns dating back to the 17 th Century. The centerpiece is the Surrender Chambers that shows both the Japanese and British Surrenders. 33 Allanbrooke Road, Sentosa Island. (65 6275 0388).

Fuk Tak Chi Museum
An old temple that is now a museum with artefacts of early life in Singapore. Far East Square, 43 Pekin Street, Singapore (65 6532 7868), nearest MRT Raffles Place.

Hua Song Museum
The story of the migration of Chinese from China around the world. 262 Pasir Panjang Road, (65 6872 2780), nearest MRT Buona.

Images of Singapore
An interactive museum presenting the history and culture of Singapore in four different sections. Sentosa Island. (65 6275 0388).

Labrador Secret Tunnels
The secret tunnels can all be seen at Labrador park. Labrador Park. (65 6339 6833). Use MRT Station HarbourFront.

Malay Village
Replica of Malay kampong architecture in the Malay area. 39 Geylang Serai Road, (65 6748 7000), use MRT Paya Lebar.

Malay Heritage Centre
A museum dedicated to the Malay culture and housed in a former King's palace. The displays are brought to life with multi media displays and realistic dioramas. 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501, (65 6391 0450), nearest MRT Station Bugis.

National Healthcare Group Polyclinics Gallery of Memories
The story of health care in Singapore. 50 Bukit Batok West Ave 3, Singapore 659164, (65 6355 2788), nearest MRT Bukit Batok.

National Museum of Singapore
Originally the Raffles Library and Museum and now fully developed as the national Musuem, of Singapore located next to Fort Canning Park. The centre piece is the Singapore History Gallery where you enter through a glass Rotunda with 360 degree video images an dramatic sound track by Martynov. The Living Galleries showcase Fashion, Food, Film and Photography. Changing exhibitions area also shown. 93 Stamford Road, Singapore. (65 6332 3659)

NUS Museums
The museum houses the Lee Kong Chiang Art Museum , South and Southeast Asian Gallery and the Ng Teng gallery. A collection of Chinese artworks that spans 7,000 years. University Cultural Annex, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent.(65 6874 4616). Use MRT Station Clementi.

Police Heritage Centre
A museum that exam about the police and justice system laid out with audio and interactive displays. Police Headquarters, New Phoenix Park , 28 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329560, nearest MRT Station Novena. (65 6478 2123).

Raffles Hotel Museum
The story of Raffles hotel with old postcards, letters and photographs. Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, (65 6337 1886), use MRT City Hall.

Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research NUS
The oldest collection of plant and animal specimens dating back to the 19 th Century. 45 Science Drive 2, BlocS6, 3rd Level, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117600 ,nearest MRT Station Buona Vista. (65 6874 5082)

Reflections at Bukit Chandu
A World War II interpretative centre set in the greenery of Bukti Chandu. 31- K Pepys Road, Singapore 118458 (65 6375 2510), nearest MRT is Harbourfront.

Republic of Singapore Navy Museum
The history of the Singapore Navy to the present day. The building is designed to represent the interior of a ship. Enjoy a 3D show that brings a naval battle to life. Navy Museum, 36 Admiralty Road West, Singapore 069118, nearest MRT Station Sembawang. (65 6750 5585)

Singapore City Gallery
An architectural model of Singapore with a sound and light show. Lots of interactive and touch screen terminals. 45 Maxwell Road, The URA Centre, Singapore 069118, nearest MRT Station Tanjong Pagar. (65 6321 8321)

Singapore Discovery Centre
The centre has high tech interactive exhibits. 510 Upper Juong Road . Open daily 9am – 7pm. (65 6792 6188). Use MRT Boon Lay.

Singapore General Hospital Museum
Housed in the Bowyer Block Clock Tower, a multi media display of medical history. Bowyer Block Clock Tower, 11 Third Hospital Avenue, Singapore 168751 (65 6326 5294), nearest MRT station Outram.

Singapore Science Centre
An exhibition that promotes science and technology with lots of interactive exhibits. The centre has the Omniplanetarium which shows Omnimax movies and planetatiurm shows. The Kinetic Garden is an interactive science garden. 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081, (65 6425 2500). Nearest MRT Station Jurong East.

Singapore History Museum
A museum that presents Singapore 's history and Rivertales an exhibition around stories from the Singapore River. Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road, Singapore 058282 (65 6332 3659) Use MRT Station Clarke Quay.

Singapore Philatelic Museum
Housed in a historic colonial building the museum has postal artifacts dating back to the Straits Settlement period. 23 B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807 (65 6337 3888). Use MRT Station City Hall.

Sports Museum
A museum to inspire and celebrate sport with exhibits on traditional and indigenous games. 15 Stadium Road, National Stadium Kallang, Singapore 397718, (65 6340 9517), nearest MRT station City Hall.

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
China 's first provincial President used this building as his first residence and is now a museum that shows Dr Sun's revolutionary activities. 12 Tai Gin Road. (65 6256 7377). Use MRT Station Toa Payoh.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital Heritage Museum
Medical equipment and the story of the hospital started by Mr Tam Tock Seng. Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433 (65 6357 8266), nearest MRT station Novena.

The Changi Museum
A museum that tells the story of Prisoners of War held in this famous jail.1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707, nearest MRT Station Tanah Merah. (65 6214 2451)  


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