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Highlights at the National Museum's 130th Anniversary Celebrations

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This October, National Museum of Singapore marks 130 years since Sir Frederick Weld, the Governor of the Straits Settlements at that time, opened the institution, which was formerly known as the Raffles Library and Museum building. To celebrate this milestone, visitors are invited to the National Museum for a fun-packed weekend from 13 to 15 October 2017, exploring the museum’s past, present and future, through interactive tours, art installations, music performances and more!

Photo credit: National Museum of Singapore

Photo credit: National Museum of Singapore

Embark on the newly commissioned National Museum Historic Trail with the whole family, which transports visitors back in time to discover the evolution of the museum over the years. Supported by LGT Private Banking, 11 markers located around the museum building will reveal the history and key architectural features of Singapore’s most loved cultural institution.

Photo credit: National Museum of Singapore

Photo credit: National Museum of Singapore

Experience the museum through An Art Trail, a suite of five art installations by Singapore and international artists located in and around the museum.

Photo credit: National Museum of Singapore

Photo credit: National Museum of Singapore

You can also indulge in some retail therapy at the Artisanal Retro Market by Satire Singapore, which offers one-of-a-kind handicraft, creative knick-knacks and locally-made produce. There will also be live music performances around the museum, as well unique craft activities for the whole family.

Photo credit: National Museum of Singapore

Photo credit: National Museum of Singapore

Through the collaboration with PRESENCE Pictures, the Little Artists for Virtual Reality (VR) programme invites young visitors to create their imaginary future museum and cartoon Museum Buddy. Young visitors may also experience the basics of creating a virtual reality artwork through an interactive drop-in activity.

Photo credit: National Museum of Singapore

Photo credit: National Museum of Singapore

Have your senses intrigued at the larger-than-life digital art installation, Story of the Forest, with the introduction of three special botanical scents by world’s leading flavour and fragrances company, Givaudan at different parts of the Glass Rotunda.

Photo credit: National Museum of Singapore

Photo credit: National Museum of Singapore

Visitors can also take home a slice of the museum’s history with a limited edition Anniversary Gift Set produced in commemoration of the museum’s 130th anniversary for a special price of $50 from now till 31 December 2017 at the Museum Label shop.

Date: 13 to 15 October 2017
Hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Free
Selected programmes are ticketed, click here for more information.