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National Museum

The Singapore National Museum stands majestically as a historical and cultural symbol of Singapore. Having an existence that dates back to the year of 1887, the museum is the oldest in the island but continues to remain innovative and young at heart. Renowned for showcasing unique cutting edge exhibitions, the National Museum is a must visit for all tourists holidaying in Singapore.

The building in which the National Museum is housed in displays that reflect the vibrant soul of the museum. The structure combines the elements of ancient architectural design with new age modernism to create a neo-classical building that is reputed for being an iconic architectural wonder in Singapore. Built by Colonel H E Mc Callum, the museum was initially opened up to the public in 1887 as the previous Raffles Library and Museum. Today, the museum highlights the history and culture of Singapore, and is the guardian of the state's 11 National Treasures.

Among the National Museum’s permanent exhibitions, the Singapore Living Galleries are some of the most popular to explore. They cover a wide range of topics such as photography, fashion and food through interactive and mesmerizing displays of artefacts and information. The rich history of the state can be fully grasped upon visiting the Singapore History Gallery, which is also a permanent exhibition.  It is designed to take visitors down an ancient path in Singapore’s history. Additionally, special exhibitions are hosted throughout the year which deals with interesting world topics.

The popularity and iconic role of the National Museum in Singapore has made it a venue where famous performances and festivals are hosted during the year. Events such as the vibrant Night Festival, film screenings, art openings and music performances are held here on a regular basis. Visiting the museum is sure to be an enriching and enjoyable experience for both history and art lovers’ of all ages.

To ensure a memorable and relaxing vacation, it is necessary to stay in an apartment in Singapore that offers both comfort and convenience such as the options offered by Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore. This modern and stylish apartment in Singapore is a popular choice by both business and leisure travellers seeking a well equipped living space that is located within easy reach of all that the city has to offer.