Take a Trip Across Time With the National Museum of Singapore

Everyone’s favourite cat type robot is making his way to the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) for Doraemon’s Time-Travelling Adventures in Singapore from 31 October to 27 December 2020. Visitors can look forward to rediscovering Singapore and meeting Doraemon, a beloved character many of us grew up with, through photo opportunities within the museum’s grounds and specially-designed collectibles.

Doraemon National Museum SingaporeImage credit: National Museum of Singapore

Easily one of the most famous doors in Japanese manga and anime, the Anywhere Door can be found alongside lovable Doraemon statues across the museum’s front lawn. Another of Doraemon’s classic gadgets, the Time Machine, invites you to travel through both time and space. To ensure a safe environment for everyone, the installations are applied with self disinfecting coating and cleaned regularly. We would like to remind visitors to refrain from touching the installations and to continue to observe safe management measures as well as good personal hygiene during their visit. Don’t forget to look out for Doraemon’s Gadgets of the Future, where visitors can view some of his fascinating gadgets including the Doc-in-a-Box and Shrink Ray.

Doraemon pays a visit to the National Museum of SingaporeImage credit: National Museum of Singapore

Doraemon on the Front Lawn of the National Museum of SingaporeImage credit: National Museum of Singapore




Visitors will also be able to discover some Gadgets of the Past in a temporary showcase towards the end of the Singapore History Gallery. As part of our Collecting Contemporary Singapore initiative to broaden our contemporary collection, the museum would like to hear from the public on the classic gadgets of their time – these can be shared by tagging us on social media with the hashtag #MySGGadget and pictures of iconic science and technology items. Visitors can try their hand at designing their own gadget in the Redesign and Artefact activity, based on real artefacts displayed at the museum.

National Museum of Singapore for Doraemon's Time-Travelling Adventures in SingaporeImage credit: National Museum of Singapore

This campaign also invites visitors to explore stories of Singapore through fascinating artefacts in the museum’s galleries and our National Collection. Launching on 31 October 2020 as well as a fully online trail by the museum, Let’s jalan-jalan!, which visitors can enjoy from the comfort of their home and rediscover fun facts about 14 neighbourhoods around Singapore through an “island-wide” hunt, through here.

Doraemon before it transforms into the robotic cat National Museum SingaporeImage credit: National Museum of Singapore

Chung May Khuen, Director, National Museum of Singapore, said: “The National Museum of Singapore always strives to ensure that the content we present is not only accessible but relatable to the community. An icon familiar to many, Doraemon is symbolic and reflective of the wave of popularity in Japanese pop culture in Singapore in the 1980s and 1990s, and is still very much well-loved till today. We are excited to welcome Doraemon to the museum and hope that Doraemon’s Time-Travelling Adventures in Singapore can help uplift spirits and bring some cheer to all of us during this trying time.”




School Holiday Activities

Doraemon prepares to take a trip across time at the National Museum of SingaporeImage credit: National Museum of Singapore

In conjunction with Children’s Season from 16 November, NMS will launch a series of programmes including the Get Curious! trail, which will feature a fun tic-tac-toe game at the museum. Participants will stand a chance to win a specially-curated range of the museum’s merchandise with Doraemon Singapore-themed collectables designed by homegrown design-led lifestyle goods brand Supermama!

Doraemon Singapore-themed Collection by Supermama
Doraemon Designs Singapore-themed Collection by SupermamaSelected designs from the NMS Doraemon Singapore-themed Collection by Supermama

For those keen to get their hands on the collectibles, NMS will also be selling limited quantities of the collectible sets on select weekends of the school holiday period. More details will be shared on the National Museum’s website and social media platforms closer to the launch date.

More information can be found here.


It is the year-end November & December holidays. We have compiled a list of November-December School Holidays 2020 Activities for Kids. Click on the image below to find out more.

November December Holiday Activities in Singapore

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