museum roundtable

Museums and Galleries in Singapore: -

The Museum Roundtable was formed in 1996 with the aim to bring museums and heritage galleries closer to the public. We hope to instill a greater awareness and appreciation of our heritage, culture and arts amongst Singaporeans and tourists. Chaired by the National Heritage Board, the Museum Roundtable comprises of 42 members; see

  • Army Museum of Singapore
  • Art Retreat, A Private Museum
  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Chinatown Heritage Centre
  • Chinese Heritage Centre
  • Civil Defence Heritage Gallery
  • Fort Siloso
  • Fuk Tak Chi Museum
  • Grassroots Heritage Centre
  • HealthZone
  • Hua Song Museum
  • Images of Singapore
  • Malay Heritage Centre
  • Memories at Old Ford Factory
  • Mint Museum of Toys
  • Museum of Shanghai Toys
  • National Library
  • National Museum of Singapore
  • NEWater Visitor Centre
  • NHGP Gallery of Memories
  • Ngee Ann Cultural Centr

  • Nei Xue Tang - A Buddhist Art Museum
  • NUS Museum
  • Police Heritage Centre
  • Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research
  • red dot design museum
  • Reflections at Bukit Chandu
  • Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum
  • Republic of Singapore Navy Museum
  • Selat Heritage Centre
  • Singapore Art Museum
  • Singapore City Gallery
  • S'pore Discovery Centre
  • SGH Museum
  • Singapore Philatelic Museum
  • Singapore Science Centre
  • Sports Museum
  • Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital Heritage Museum
  • The Battle Box
  • The Changi Museum
  • Woodbridge Museum


01 Mar 2006 - Museum Roundtable launches - a group of heritage and blogging enthusiasts have joined hands with NHB and staff of other museums to launch this site. Interestingly, the site was first pointed to by, the first major meta-blog site in Singapore.

It is an interesting experiement in communicating anecdotes of social history which are being lost to time with each dying generation. It is particularly meaningful in the current discussion about the lack of national history education in schools.


01 Mar 2006 - The Museum Roundtable webpage has been launched as version 2.0 at - it has a more dynamic feel and stronger marketing and will help promote the museum going habit.

Meanwhile this site, which turned four years old in March 2006, will eventually be retired once all the relevant content has been shifted over.

24 Feb 2006 - The first meeting for 2006 was held at the Chinese Heritage Centre and we welcomed Silat Folk Heritage Centre, Museum of Shanghai Toys, Art Retreat and Hua Song Museum to the fold. We also got to see the completed sites, and the new museum roundtable webpage (see above).

After the meeting, members were treated to an excellent and infomative tour of the new exhibition, "Chinese More or Less: An Exhibition on Overseas Chinese Identity" by Yan Peng, the curator who helped set it up.

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Museum Roundtable brochure 2005/6 - 24 of our museums are listed in the latest version of this brochure. Pick up the brochure at the museums or download the 8.2MB pdf here: (ctrl- or command-click this link)

New pages, new members - A warm welcome to new members! Grassroots Heritage Centre, Nei Xue Tang, Ngee Ann Cultural Centre, NHG Polyclicnics' Gallery of Memories, The Singapore General Hospital Museum and the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Heritage Museum.

Singapore Commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the End of World War II. Memorial Month, September 2005 - Several Museum Roundtable members were involved in a host of activities to commemorate, for the first time, the end of thee Pacific war. See the Visit SIngapore webpage [pdf]. See also Habitatnews.
Heritage Fest, 14 July - 25 July 2005 - Museum Roundtable members presented a host of free programmes during Heritage Fest 2005. See the HeritageFest webpage for details. See also Habitatnews.

Singapore City Gallery, 18 May 2005 - Museum Roundtable members visit URA's revamped two level gallery before their meeting which contains lots of updates for the year ahead! Click to view more photos.


Gallery of Memories, 20 October 2004 - Museum Roundtable members visit NHG's Gallery of Memories at Bukit Batok Polyclinic, guided by Dr Attaree Razia, Doctor-in-charge, Bukit Batok Polyclinic.Click to view photos. Thanks to Jeslyn Wong and Tan Shin Min for the photos.


Museum Rountable brochure 2004/5 - Download the brochure here - 23 museum and galleries are featured in this version.

Heritage Fest, 16 July - 25 July 2004 - Museum Roundtable members presented a host of free programmes (brochure) during Heritage Fest 2004, in addition to the main activities at the HeritageFest webpage.

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Museum & dialogue with Dr Lee Bon Yang, 7th August 2003 - Visit and dialogue session with Dr Lee Boon Yang Minister of Information and the Arts with Museum Roundtable at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Museum. Click to view photos. Thanks to Mr Mun (SYSNMH) for the photos.

Farewell to Mr Lim Siam Kim, 1st July 2003 - Museum Roundtable membeers bid farewell to retiring CEO of National Heritage Board and Chairman of Museum Roundtable, Mr Lim Siam Kim. Click to view photos. Thanks to Simon Goh (The Changi Museum) for the photo and Tan Shin Min (NHB) for help in acquisition.

Air Force Museum, 5th February 2003 - Museum Roundtable members visit the Air Force Museum. Click to view photos.

Heritage Conservation Centre, 15 January 2003 - Visit to the National Museum's Heritage Conservation Centre by members of the Museum Roundtable. Click to view photos.

Raffles Museum & dialogue with Mr David Lim, 25 June 2002 - Visit and dialogue session by Acting MInister, Senior Parliamentary Secretary and Parliamentary Secretary of MITA , Mr David Lim, with Museum Roundtable at the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. Click to view photos.

Launch of Museum Fest 2002, Friday 24th May 2002

Museum Fest, 24 May - 26 May 2002 - The Museum Roundtable presented MuseumFest to commemorate International Museum Day from 1999-2002. The fourth Museum Fest was held at Suntec City. Thousands of people attended and enjoyed a variety of events and activities. Click to see photo index.

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