The National Museum of Singapore is the most established historical center in Singapore. Its history goes back to 1849, when it was begun as an area of a library at Singapore Institution and called the Raffles Library and Museum. After a few migrations, in 1887 it moved to its lasting site at Stamford Road in the Museum Planning Area.
The historical center spotlights on displays identified with the historical backdrop of Singapore. It is one of four national historical centers in the nation, the other three being the two Asian Civilisations Museums at Empress Place Building & Old Tao Nan School, & the Singapore Art Museum. It was named the National Museum of Singapore in 1965; in the vicinity of 1993 and March 2006, it was known as the Singapore History Museum.
The National Museum of Singapore experienced a three-and-a-half-year rebuilding and revived on 2 December 2006, with the authority reviving by previous President of Singapore S. R. Nathan and the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts occurring on 7 December 2006. The Singapore History Gallery opened on 8 December of that year.
The gallery used to house an unfathomable accumulation of zoological things, yet were exchanged to the National University of Singapore (NUS) and different galleries in the Commonwealth. It as of now has eleven valuable antiquities, specifically the Singapore Stone, the Gold Ornaments of the Sacred Hill from East Java, Dagguerreotype of Singapore Town which was one of the soonest photos of Singapore, the will of Munshi Abdullah, the picture of Frank Athelstane Swettenham, the funeral car of Tan Jiak Kim, a Peranakan casket cover, the mace of the City of Singapore celebrating King George VI's raising of the island's status to a city in 1951, the Xin Sai Le manikin organize, William Farquhar's drawings of vegetation and the representation of Shenton Thomas, who was the previous legislative head of Singapore. Rocks from the close-by Fort Canning Hill were utilized to make two models authorized from Cultural Medallion-champ Han Sai Por.