Opening Hours and Admission

Opening Hours

Malay Heritage Centre Museum
Days Time
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Last admission 5:30 pm)
Tuesday to Friday Opens at 9:00 am for school groups (Advanced booking is required)
Monday Closed
Malay Heritage Centre Compound
Days Time
Tuesday to Sunday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm


From January 2017, there will no longer be fixed dates for Open House Days (offering free admission for all visitors) at NHB museums and heritage institutions*. Instead, our museums and heritage institutions will offer free admission for all visitors on selected days, held in conjunction with exhibitions, programmes or festive celebrations. The respective museums and institutions will release information of these free admission days whenever available. On other days, Singaporeans and PRs continue to enjoy free admission to all NHB museums and heritage institutions.

*National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, Peranakan Museum, Singapore Philatelic Museum, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Malay Heritage Centre, Indian Heritage Centre, Reflections at Bukit Chandu

Citizens & Permanent Residents

Admission to the Museum building is free*

Admission charges are applicable to selected programmes*

Tourist & Foreign Citizens
Adults (20% discount for group of 20 pax and above) $6.00
Family of 5 (not exceeding 3 adults) $18.00
Seniors1 (60 years old and above)
Students1 (Free for children under 6 years old)
Persons With Disabilities (PWD)
1st Caretaker of PWD Free Admission

Please present ID for verification

As shared during the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth’s Committee of Supply Debate 2016, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and their primary caregivers, regardless of nationality, will be offered free or subsidised admission fees to all National Heritage Board museums and heritage institutions. This will be implemented from 1 June 2016.

Free admissions will be provided to Citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) all year round to the permanent galleries displaying our national collection and selected special exhibitions at the National Museums and Heritage Institutions, to encourage more citizens and PRs to visit our National Museums and Heritage Institutions.

Through free admissions, NHB hopes to give Citizens and PRs greater access to our National Museums and Heritage Institutions to enjoy their offerings. For special exhibitions where there is an admission fee, NHB will continue to offer free admission for citizens and PRs who are students, teachers, senior citizens and NSFs as well as children of 6 years of age and under.

Prior bookings are required for group visits of more than 10 persons. Refer to our Booking Form for more information.

*A valid pass must be produced upon request

How to Get There

Carpark Facilities

If you are driving, you can park your vehicles at the public carparks along Aliwal Street, Kandahar Street and Pahang Street or at the multi-storey carparks at Textile Centre and Sultan Plaza. Parking charges are applicable.

Public Transport


Alight at Bugis (EW12) station. MHC is about 10 minutes walk from the train station.

By Bus

From North Bridge Road: Bus service no. 7, 32, 51, 63, 80, 145 & 197.
From Victoria Street: Bus service no. 2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 63, 80, 130, 133, 145, & 197.
From Beach Road: Bus service no. 10, 14, 16, 70, 100, 107, 196 & 401.


Malay Heritage Centre's facilities are for the sole use of the Centre's programme. If you have any queries, kindly drop us an email at

Noise Level

To fully appreciate the exhibitions and for the comfort of all visitors, please switch your mobile phones to silent mode and refrain from talking or laughing loudly. No running in the galleries.

Last Modified: 22 January 2020