Historical resources have shown that Singapore played an integral part in the progress and development of musical boxes in South-east Asia during that time frame.
In this Singapore’s first musical box museum, the aim is to share the historical background from the rise to the fall of the musical boxes to how it made its way to Singapore in the 19th century to the public.
Another of their aim is to function as a repository for academic research, education and above all, preservation of such artifacts in Singapore for future generations.
Key Things to Know
- The museum compound, Chong Wen Ge, together with Thian Hock Keng temple was awarded UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage 2001 Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation
- Exhibits over 40 antique musical boxes
- Featuring “China”, the musical box from one of the first collaborations between Britain and Singapore
- Detailed tours by in-house curators and research workers
How to Get to Singapore Musical Box Museum
Address: 168 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068619
Bus: 57, 131, 167, 186, 400, 402, 533, 534, 535, 536, 549, 560, 564, 700, 761, 970
Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer MRT
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (*Closed on Tuesdays)
Admission: $12 Adults | $6 Stduents / NSF / Seniors | Free for children age 6 and below
Text adapted from website.
Nearby places to check out:
- Ann Siang Water Well
- City Gallery Singapore
- Chinatown Heritage Centre
- Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
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