Join our ambassadors, Mark Lee and Suhaimi Yusof and venture out to our museums and other heritage venues as Explore Singapore! returns once again! This year, the annual campaign organised by the National Heritage Board carries the theme “Heritage Hop-About”, and boasts of over 20 activities held at over 15 museums and institutions. And for the first time, 27 monuments will be open to the public through 16 walking tours during Explore Singapore! 2011.
MINT (Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys), the world's first purpose-built museum for toys, opened in Singapore in May 2006. The museum showcases an extensive collection of vintage toys, including rare and unique one-of-a-kind toys, covering a period from mid-nineteenth Century to mid-twentieth Century.
The museum collection, numbering more than 50,000 toys and valued at over S$5 million, includes rare vintage Disneyana toys and memorabilia; Character toys such as Astroboy, Batman, Bonzo, Dan Dare, Popeye, etc; Pre-war Japanese toys; China-made toys, including a rare 'Door of Hope' doll collection, dating from turn-of-the-century; exclusive Teddy Bear Collection and a unique collection of Chinese comic covers dating from 1920's; Golden Age Comics; Tintin collectables; others.
The collection is housed within a five-storey contemporary building, designed by widely acclaimed Singapore architectural firm SCDA Architects, which have won several international awards, including the Royal Institute of British Architects Worldwide Awards.
The Café/Restaurant/Wine bar in the basement offers a relaxed, yet sophisticated ambience for casual or formal dining. A comprehensive menu, based on an international cuisine, is available to suit all palates.
The museum is also able to cater for private functions, for example, Corporate Events, Product Launches, Birthday Celebrations, Wedding Anniversaries, etc, including complimentary entry to the Museum. For special holidays, such as Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and special occasions, all four floors of the Museum will be opened for dining among the toys.
Child (2 to 12 years old): $7.50
Child below 2 years old: Free
Senior Citizens (60 years old and above): $7.50
2 adults & 2 children: $36.00
3 adults & 1 child: $42.00
MINT Museum Opening hours: 9.30am to 6.30pm daily
MINT Café Opening hours: 9.30am to 10.30pm daily
Fun-filled activities for children from 1 May - 6 July 2008
Welcome to the first Children's Season at the National Museum - a celebration of the power of imagination and creativity. This dedicated season is the Museum's testament to our passion in bringing yet again more quality, fun and educational programmes to young audiences.