This new museum aims to house the best collection of Peranakan artefacts in the world, and the first comprehensive display of Peranakan culture anywhere in the world. It will be positioned as a boutique museum which will offer a complete visitor-experience, ranging from rich material culture displays where visitors interact and learn using the latest technology, to food sampling and merchandising. The new Peranakan Museum will be an exciting destination for local and foreign visitors alike.
Peranakan culture is a unique fusion of cultures in Southeast Asia. The proposed museum will be the only one in the world to present a pan Southeast Asia view, covering the centres of Peranakan culture Singapore, Malacca, Penang as well as exploring links with Peranakan culture in the region (e.g. in Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia). It will be distinctively different from the Baba Nonya Museum in Malacca and the Penang State Museum, which only feature the Peranakan culture of their local communities.
The museum will explore the historical and ethnological dimensions of Peranakan culture, including both their material legacy (e.g. Silver, porcelain, jewellery, textiles) as well as intangible heritage (e.g. Language, food, religious rituals).
Best Peranakan collection
A strong and comprehensive collection of Peranakan materials will be the anchor attraction and raison dtre of the new museum. It will feature a comprehensive collection with star quality pieces in every category of Peranakan material culture. These will be displayed in the ten permanent galleries. To bring the story of the Peranakans alive, a mix of approaches that will appeal to the various visitors alike will be used.
Engaging audiences with new exhibition technologies
In addition to meeting international standards of exhibition design and construction, state-of-the-art lighting and other environmental features that enhance the visitor-experience are proposed. These will allow visitors to experience Peranakan culture in an enjoyable and experiential way. Multimedia kiosks and audiovisual interactives will be developed throughout the galleries.
Guided tours, hands-on workshops, demonstration sessions and mass participation events will also be planned for schools and the general public.
Vibrant museum culture in the civic district
The new museum will contribute significantly to the cultural buzz that is developing in this area of the civic district. Part of our project involves the re-development of the adjacent shophouses along Armenian Street for commercial use. Peranakan outlets such as a restaurant, and shops with a wide range of Peranakan merchandise, will provide visitors with a total experience of the Peranakan culture.
Mon: 1pm to 7pm
Tuesday to Sun: 9.30am 7pm (to 9 pm on Fridays)
Admission charges may vary during special exhibitions
Individual Adult $6, Concession $3
Group 20 pax and more, Adult $5, Concession $2.50
Family * Adult $25,
Asian Civilisations Museum & Peranakan Museum Adult $10, Concession $5
Free admission to visitors aged 6 years and below.
Free admission to visitors aged 60 years and above on every Monday.
Free admission on Fridays, 7-9pm during non-special exhibition periods.
50% off regular admission prices on Fridays, 7-9pm during special exhibition periods.
# full-time students and those 60 years and above
* for maximum of 5 persons. Available during special exhibition
** Joint-ticket must be used within 7 days of purchase
* Prices are subject to changes.
Approximate Touring Time
39 Armenian Street Singapore 179941
Front Counter No.:
(65) 6332 2982
(65) 6883 0732
From City Hall MRT Station (NS25/EW13), walk towards Stamford Road and turn into Armenian Street at Stamford House. The museum is diagonally across from Stamford House.