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The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore, founded in 1887. It is located in the heart of the city and houses a large collection of artifacts and exhibits that explore the history, culture, and people of Singapore.

The museum's galleries showcase a range of artifacts, from pre-colonial times to the present day. The Singapore History Gallery takes visitors on a journey through the island's history, highlighting its evolution from a small fishing village to a bustling cosmopolitan city-state. Other galleries include the Life in Singapore: The Past 100 Years Gallery, which showcases daily life in Singapore over the past century, and the Goh Seng Choo Gallery, which features rare Southeast Asian artifacts and textiles.

The museum also hosts a range of special exhibitions and events throughout the year, including talks, workshops, and film screenings. Additionally, there are interactive exhibits and immersive experiences that engage visitors of all ages.

In addition to the museum's permanent collections, visitors can also enjoy the National Museum of Singapore's beautiful architecture, which combines colonial-era elements with modern design. The museum building has been designated a national monument and underwent a major renovation in 2006 to modernize and expand its facilities.