Singapore Philatelic Museum

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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Entry Fee:

Adult: SGD 8,
Child (3 - 12 years): SGD 6,
No Entry Fee for Singaporean Citizens and PRs

Singapore Philatelic Museum, Singapore Overview

Singapore Philatelic Museum portrays the history of Singapore's postals and stamps. Stamps are widely known as 'a window to the world'. The museum showcases an assortment of stamps as well as the heritage and history of various philatelic items. It has many galleries with many exhibitions of which some are permanent and some keep changing every year. Most of the exhibitions are interactive. The Philatelic Museum also has a shop where visitors can purchase stamps of different styles and different times. The shop is definitely a haven for stamp collectors.

The Singapore Philatelic Museum features the philately of Singapore through various time periods. Singapore was ruled by the British and many people have migrated to Singapore ever since. This is reflected in the collection of stamps, the manner of writings, and the technology used at that time. Singapore Philatelic Museum has three permanent exhibitions while the rest keep on changing. In the past they've had a Harry Potter, Star Wars and Shakespeare themed exhibitions, and every year sees such great and unique themes. The Museum also has educational and interactive programmes for schoolers in which they learn about the stamps through games and other activities.

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There are three permanent exhibitions at the Singapore Philatelic Museum, with three dedicated rooms for their display.

Room of Rarities
Found on the second level of the museum, the exhibits here are considered the gems of Singapore philately. One can find a range of stamps and other philatelic items collected from as early as the 1800s to the current day. These exhibits help detail and showcase the postal history of Singapore. The prime exhibit here is the full set of 1854 Indian stamps, used in the Straits Settlements.

Heritage Room
Found on the second level of the museum, the exhibits here trace the history of the various migrant groups who arrived in Singapore during the 19th century. Through this exhibition, one can learn different aspects of these races such as the early traditional trades, cultural celebrations, traditional attire and musial instruments.

Orange Room
Found on the first level of the museum, the exhibits here display the rich history of philately in the world. One can witness the world's first stamp and how, through representations of topics like science, technology, history and culture, stamps have acted as the windows to the world. One can also find stamps made of unusual materials in this room.

Its ideal to visit this place around 1 PM as it will be comparitively less crowded than the rest of the day.

The Singapore Philatelic Museum is very well connected, being a ten-minute walk from the City Hall MRT station and the Bras Basah MRT station. Those arriving by bus should dismount at the Old Hill Street Police Station Bus stop, a five-minute walk from the museum.

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