Philatelic Museum. Its not just about stamps.

The Singapore Philatelic Museum is one of those museums that make their exhibits engaging and interesting to kids. We paid a visit there for the third time in two years recently and still have lots of fun.

More than stamps

There are new exhibits frequently and the kids do not seem to feel that it is a museum just about stamps as they explore the rooms with different themes.

The children enjoy the interactive elements.

What we love is the balance of stamps related topics and the emphasis of how stamps are really reflections of a large array of topics and how one can learn about the world through the collection of stamps.

Mail box miniatures from different countries.

Stamps of the world. How stamps  help us learn about Geography and culture.

The colonial style building is not too big but with just the right amount of space for the kids to run about. While the permanent exhibits mostly comprises of a supposedly dry subject like stamps, there are lots of boxes to open and explore and play around with. Each room is brightly colored with something interesting to capture the children’s attention.

The process of creating a stamps explained.

Design and art on a stamp. We learned a few new things about printing stamps too.

We saw some interesting stamps like stamps with crystals on it and stamps with scent. The kids mostly enjoy opening up and closing the cabinets and spinning the wheels.

Interesting stamps  and How did the letter get to us?

Heritage Room

This got to be the kids’ favorite permanent exhibit. The room is made like a traditional shop house with lots to explore and look at.

The kids love playing with the traditional clogs, exploring the spices and the “cargo”

Pretending to make coffee the traditional way and drums to play with.

Boxes with stuff about Singapore. And there is a stamp to go with almost everything!

Temporary Exhibits that Rocks.

There are a number of exhibits that we love. The Imagine Dragons exhibit is so engaging and fun the boys have to be coax out of it and the Spice Is Nice exhibit teaches us all lots about the significant of spice, the voyages of the navigators and history and the boys got a kick out of exploring the cabins. We were so intrigue by them that we thought they both deserve a post for itself!

Medieval fun, Asian Mythology and Dinosaur Excavation all in one place.

Spice is nice. There probably won’t be a Singapore as it is today if not for them.


Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street
Hours: 9.00am – 7.00pm Tuesday to Sunday. 1.00pm – 7.00pm on Monday.
$$$: Adult $6 , Child (3-12 years) $4  Free admission for students and senior citizens who are Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. Open house day on most public holidays.

 

For more information, check out the Singapore Philatelic Museum website

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