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Peranakan Museum

39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
+65 6332 7591
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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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“straits chinese” (11 reviews)
“armenian street” (11 reviews)
39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941, Singapore
+65 6332 7591
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Reviewed today via mobile

Go for the guided tour! My doscent, Thomas Tay was engaging, knowledgable about Peranakan culture and made the tour really informative and interesting! Some of the exhibits are lavish and beautiful. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed a guided tour by a volunteer was was both interesting and entertaining as he took us thorugh the various sectiosn of this wonderfully presented museum. A proud Peranakan he made the museum 'come alive' for us. Make the effort to see this exceptional...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice and colorful place. For those who come after the big museums, like me, this museum is a bit lost. There are two guided tours a day at 11am and at 2pm.

Thank noadear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in the history of peranakans, this is the must go to place. There are tons of information which will help to let you know on the rich history of peranakans in Singapore. Various galleries with different themes help to make it...More

Thank Rootz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told to go there and what an amazing place and I learnt a lot, the guide was very easy to understand which was great and she explained so much would go herecagain

Thank cherietomkins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Peranakan Mansion Museum is an historic family home in Penang. This site is easily walked to in about 15 minutes from the port. The admission has to be paid in RM or SK $ as they don't accept US $ here. You can take...More

Thank 2morrows
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Introduction to Peranakan traditions and cuisine. Very pleasant atmosphere, good guide with excellent knowledge

Thank SophieEK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those who want to learn more about The Overseas Chinese especially the Peranakan from South East Asia, this is one of the good source you can get.Ssituated near Fort Canning Park, this lovely little and peaceful building had all the exhibit and divided all...More

Thank Hosea Aryo Bimo... N
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Very interesting place to learn about the Peranakan culture of Singapore. The museum features exhibits divided into rooms that cover topics such as marriage, death, food, etc...of the Peranakans. They give guided tours (included in your ticket, check the times) and our Indian guide was...More

Thank awLKA
Reviewed 29 October 2017

A lovely little museum in a lovely little street with beautiful old buildings with lovely Footways. The building itself is wonderful inside and out and photo worthy on its own. Very interesting and informative museum. I knew the word Peranakan but now I know really...More

Thank V W
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8 November 2017|
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Response from EaglevisionLowe | Reviewed this property |
Yes ,there is a restaurant and a shop with Peranakan goodies.
17 March 2017|
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Response from Rahneida | Reviewed this property |
10.00 sg