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Keen on exploring Singapore's history and culture? You'll be thrilled by the many museums spread across the island covering numerous areas of interests.

If heritage is your cup of tea, then museums such as the National Museum of Singapore is a must-visit. 

Prefer art?

Top of your list should be the region’s newest and largest museum, the National Gallery Singapore, which oversees the largest collection of modern art in Singapore and South-east Asia. Smack in the heart of the Civic District, the Gallery is also an architectural gem, as it is housed in two beautifully restored and transformed national monuments – the former Supreme Court and City Hall.

The Singapore Art Museum, which has one of the world’s largest public collections of contemporary South-east Asian artworks, is also a must-visit.  

If your interests are more specific, consider the Singapore Coins and Notes Museum which showcases the evolution of Singapore’s currency, the Singapore Philatelic Museum, the first stamp museum in Southeast Asia, or the Maritime Experiential Museum™ that charts the 1,100-year legacy of the Maritime Silk Route that connected China with India, the Middle East and Europe.

Photo by Vincent Chong

For more international flavour, head down to the ArtScience Museum which has a changing line-up of world-class exhibitions. The museum has showcased works by Dali and Picasso, as well as artefacts from the Titanic.

With so many museums, you’ll never run out of ways to get your fill of culture and history.