Singapore Sports Museum

Singapore Sports Museum

ABOUT THE SINGAPORE SPORTS MUSEUM

Immerse in the world of sports and explore exciting and interactive exhibits! 

Dedicated to telling the stories of Singapore’s sporting aspirations, the Singapore Sports Museum is Singapore’s first sports-related Museum and welcomes sports training academics, international sporting organisations, as well as curious minds from locally and abroad! 

Opening Hours

  • Weekdays: 10:00AM to 8:00PM
  • Weekends, Eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays: 10:00AM to 9:00PM

Accessibility

The museum is wheelchair accessible.

Entry Rates

Grab your admission tickets to all ticketed exhibitions at the Visitors Centre to enjoy full-day access. Be sure to present a photo identification upon your purchase.

Rates Museum

PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING

Flash photography and filming are not allowed in the Museum.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our guests, please read the Conditions of Entry prior to your visit.

VOLUNTEER

Singapore Sports Museum

Passionate about sharing stories of Singapore's sporting achievements? Come join our friendly crew and interact with visitors from all walks of life! Celebrate Singapore’s sporting culture as a Museum Volunteer as you lead visitor groups and offer them meaningful learning experiences.

Drop us an email and join us as a volunteer now!

Exhibitions

Permanent Galleries

Experience the sporting culture and history of our little red dot at the Singapore Sports Museum! Whether you’re a sports fanatic or a history buff, admire the incredible artefacts and memorabilia donated by athletes and fans, and have fun learning a new thing or two at our interactive exhibits!

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Building a Dream
Explore the origin of our pioneering sporting clubs and associations in this gallery, and discover where the seeds of Singapore’s sporting excellence were sown!
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Chasing the Dream
When did Singapore’s quest for sporting excellence start? What was the role of the National Sports Promotion Board (NSPB)? Walk in the footsteps of an aspiring young nation as sports becomes more than just a game!
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Dream Venue
From construction to opening its doors for the very first time, be awed by the conceptualisation of the Grand Old Dame, Singapore’s first National Stadium! Hold Singapore’s sporting memories dear at this exhibition as you learn more about this gem.
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Living the Dream
Draw inspiration from athletes when you learn more about the challenges they face! More than just winning or losing, gain insights on the obstacles and pressures faced by the sporting world.
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Collective Dream
From the first Singapore Grand Prix in 1966 to official FIFA World Cup match balls in 1970, relive Singapore's favourite sporting memories that resonate through the generations!

What's On

Games of Yesteryear

GAMES OF YESTERYEAR

Date: 20 October 2017 to 30 June 2018
Venue: Changing Gallery, Singapore Sports Museum

In for a bit of a nostalgia kick? Lure the kids away from their gaming consoles and mobile phones and introduce them to the well-loved games of yesteryear!

The traditional games of Southeast Asia have transcended social divides and contributed to the uniqueness of Singapore’s cultural heritage. Though simple, games such as congkak, capteh or gasing are recognised for their cultural and social value as they encouraged children to exercise innovativeness while fostering a sense of community.

Like sports, these traditional games are often contested within a set of rules. Games and sports are therefore as invaluable as other oral or written traditions when it comes to heritage in the Southeast Asian region.

Relive some of your most cherished memories at the Singapore Sports Museum and pass on the tradition of these games to the next generation!

Exhibition Highlights

1. Gasing 
Remember your favourite top that spun forever? Gasing, or top spinning, is a traditional Malay game that was popular among villagers young and old! While competitive gasing is still played in some Southeast Asian countries today, its popularity started to decline in Singapore when more and more moved to public housing. 

2. Congkak 
Put your mathematical agility to the test with congkak! The word congkak refers to the cowrie shells used in the game but is also believed to originate from the old Malay word meaning ‘mental calculation’. The player with the most cowrie shells wins!

3. Sepak Takraw 
Whether it’s an inside kick, a header, or a knee kick, Sepak Takraw players are known for their amazing acrobatic moves! Originally played for recreation, this game has since evolved into a competitive sport in Southeast Asia and beyond. Attack and score without using your hands!

Daily Free Activities

Storytelling Sessions (Ginny's Goal)

Ginny loves to play football and is amazing at it; till one day, tragedy strikes! Come and join us at the Singapore Sports Museum to find out what happens to Ginny.

Activity Details

Date: 23 June
Time: 11:30AM and 12:30PM
Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Singapore Sports Museum

Football Trail

Get your football buddy and challenge yourselves to our football trail! Follow the trail see if you are indeed a football fan!

Activity Details

Date: 14 June to 30 July
Location: Singapore Sports Museum

Sport-themed Art & Craft for Kids

Sports are a great way for children to learn essential life skills that will serve them well later in life. Introduce your child to the amazing world of sports through fun craft activities as they express their creativity through the use of shapes and colours!

Activity Details

Time: 10:00AM to 8:00PM on weekdays; 10:00AM to 9:00PM on weekends, eve of public holidays and public holidays
Location: Children’s Activity Corner in Singapore Sports Museum

Weekday Museum Tours

WEEKDAY MUSEUM TOURS

Enjoy a tour of highlights of the Singapore Sports Museum collection and experience Singapore’s fascinating sporting culture! Be inspired in these 45-minute sessions as our friendly guides take you through their favourite museum exhibits.

Take your pick from these three insightful tours:

1. Our Sporting Dream
Celebrate Singapore’s sporting dream with this tour of the main galleries of the museum! Find out which were the pioneering sporting clubs on this little red dot, steps taken by Singapore in its quest for sporting excellence, as well as how Singapore’s first National Stadium pushed its national athletes to greater heights! 

2. Dream Athletes
Be immersed in the finest moments of Singapore’s sporting history as you take a tour of the Singapore Sports Museum’s Hall of Fame! Before the euphoria of making history, find out what were the challenges faced by athletes in their nutrition, endorsements, struggles and equality of gender, amongst others.

3. Museum Artefact Highlights
Unravel the stories of more than 800 artefacts on display at the Singapore Sports Museum and the Singapore Youth Olympic Museum that represent the milestones of Singapore’s sporting journey! From Olympic torches to 1973 SEAP Games memorabilia, these antiques will tell you the story of how passion changed a nation.

TOUR DETAILS

Time:

11:00AM and 3:00PM (Weekdays)

Duration:

45 minutes

Meeting Point:

Sports Hub Visitors Centre

Admission Fee:

Local Residents (Singapore Citizen and PRs): Free (Valid photo ID required)
Non-Residents (Adults): $10.00
Non-Residents (Children, Students and Senior Citizens): $5.00
Non-Residents (Children under 6 years old): Free 

The tour is based on a first-come-first-serve basis for walk-ins only with a maximum of 20 participants per tour. The Museum reserves the right to cancel or change any tour or advertised schedule without notice.

Monthly Children Activity Workshop

Children Activity Workshop

Join us for our Children Activity Workshop during the school holidays and unleash your creativity to make your own shiny Olympic medal!

Activity Details

Date: 26 May, 2 June and 9 June
Time: 11:30AM and 12:30PM
Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Singapore Sports Museum
Free Admission: Children aged 4 and above*

*Admission is subject to availability of the slots (maximum of 15 slots). Slots are based on a first-come-first-serve basis. Each child aged between four to six years old must be accompanied by at least one adult. Pre-registration is not required.

Frequently Asked Questions