Timings : Monday - Saturday: 9.00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Open during Public Holidays except on the first day of Chinese New Year
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : SGD 3 per person
All Children under 6
Singaporeans and permanent residents
Singapore student pass holders
Museum Roundtable members
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The Former Ford Factory is a historic site and the venue of a permanent World War II exhibition, located at Upper Bukit Timah Road. Built in 1941 as an automobile factory, the building gained importance as it was the site of British surrender to the Japanese during World War II, in 1942. This national monument is an ideal location for history buffs and tourists to learn about Singapore’s colonial history, and how the Japanese occupation changed the landscape of the country.
The Old Ford Factory has four permanent exhibitions and various collections that comprise of archival records, personal items, oral accounts, letters, and other memos that give visitors a multifaceted view of this tumultuous time. Sketching the history of the Lion City from the early twentieth century, the National Archives of Singapore now maintains the Former Ford Factory and museum. The iconic Surrender Room where the British ceded control and the archival letters make the former Ford Factory a poignant visit for patrons to understand and contemplate the consequences of war.
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