Ranked 142 among Places to Visit in Singapore
Time Required: Less than 1 hour
The Singapore Musical Box is the country's first music box museum. The aim of this museum is to share the historical framework from the rise and fall of the musical boxes to how it transitioned into 19th century Singapore's public. They also aim at functioning as a repository for education, academic research and above all, to preserve such valuable artefacts for valuable generations. The antiquities here are centuries old. Each Musical Box tells you a unique story of the craftsmanship of years. Around half of the exhibits here are from the United Kingdom, inclusive of the collection of Graham Webb. The rest of the collection here have mainly hailed from Germany, Switzerland and the United States.
The museum is located right next to the Thian Hock Keng Temple in Telok Ayer Street. It presents to its visitors, innumerable musical boxes from the personal collection of the founder of the museum, Mr.Naoto Orui. The museum has been awarded the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage 2001 Awards for cultural heritage. It exhibits over 40 antique musical boxes. The museum features 'China'- a musical box which was one of the first collaborations between Singapore and Britain.
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