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Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
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The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in...

The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia. Installed in the former Tao Nan Chinese School, built in 1912, this intimate museum possesses one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Peranakan objects. Galleries on three floors illustrate the cultural traditions and the distinctive visual arts of the Peranakans. The Peranakan Museum provides a stimulating and educational experience for all, while representing the living culture of the Peranakan community in the region. The museum is a component of the Asian Civilisations Museum, operating under the National Heritage Board.

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Allow plenty of time to visit this lovely museum and if possible join a free guided tour which run regularly. If you want to understand part of the heart of Singapore and it's... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Allow plenty of time to visit this lovely museum and if possible join a free guided tour which run regularly. If you want to understand part of the heart of Singapore and it's Peranakan culture this is the place to come. Entry is at a very reasonable price and the exhibits are very clearly described

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely time our tour guide was fun and informative. I learned a lot about the culture and where they came from.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small museum in a beautiful building. I would recommend taking guided visit to appreciate better- otherwise nothing really special. Only couple of blocks from the fantastic national museum so good use of time. Otherwise it can be skipped.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is definitely worth a visit. The guided tour by one of the staff is highly recommended. The history and culture of this mixed ethnic group is traced back to the Chinese and Indian traders who married the local women in this region. The exhibits are well presented and documented. The various galleries are clean and accessible. My only... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On your next trip to Singapore you should make some time to visit this Museum wich is kind of the beaten track. It will take you abut 2 to 2.5 hours and there is a gudied tour available. Check out the Webside about the opening hours and time for the guided tours. If you go there at 10.00am you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Museum traces back the arrival of various people on this island over two centuries, the inter-marriages and the birth of this culture, the Peranakans. Their lives were very colorful with the blend of several cultures, social fabrics and other interesting paraphernalia that marked out their existence in Singapore. A must visit while you are there. The souvenir shop is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took us 15min to get there from MRT city hall.The museum is free for local citizens,10sgd per adult,6sgd for kid.The wedding gallery is really impressive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A real treat to experience some of the culture of Singapore. Right now have an exhibit of Nyonya Needlework which is an exhibit of embroidery and beadwork of the Persnskian Chinese culture. The beadwork and embroideries are exquisite. The entire museum shows Peranakian culture and customs. Very well done and interesting. A must visit when in Singapore.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make your way here to learn about this important culture. Some displays are magnificent. Provides real insight into Singapore.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is an important overview to Peranakan culture, representing the diversity of Singapore. The displays are extensive, so you must come with a desire to know a lot about all aspects of this culture from clothing to food to funeral practices.

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