Singapore Coins and Notes Museum Hot
Singapore Coins and Notes Museum is the only museum dedicated to displaying currency.
*Children (3-12 yrs) S$6
*NSF & Students S$6
*Senior Citizens (60 yrs & above) S$6
Family S$25 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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You learn the history of S'pore's currency
The museum is a discreet tribute to the country's history of coins & notes, from early colonial rule & World War II to Singapore's 1st orchid series & portrait series.
We were taught the 9 key security features to authenticate a S$50 dollar note. This was an eye opener for us.
Then we adjourned to see the 'evolution' of Singapore's coins & notes. It helps a lot when there is a guide with you, so check out their guided tour.
Lastly, we watched an educational video on the minting of coins & also work on quizzes & exercises about the museum's display. Haha, something good for a re-cap.
Not really on the money
Eeeh! I only discovered the place by accident. A couple of cramped rooms with some coins, a chance to take an impression of a stamp, a few notes, and that is it. I know such a museum can't afford to have millions on display, but this is a yawn. Almost, but not quite, as much a non event as the Philately Museum.
Fine of it is raining and you have half an hour to kill, though you could just sit outside and have a cool drink.
Exploring the world of currencies - all in a single shophouse
With the March school holidays underway, my sister and I decided it was about time we brought our 6-year-old nephew out for a little excursion. Having heard some interesting reviews about the recently opened Singapore Coins and Notes Museum and their school holiday workshop packages, we decided to check the place out for ourselves.
Despite the hot weather and small detour that we made on our journey to the museum, our visit certainly proved to be a most worthwhile and enriching one. Under the enthusiastic and professional guidance of a workshop facilitator, our initially restless nephew was soon seen deeply engrossed in creating a model coin in the museum's Coin Making Workshop - a rare sight for my sister and I. The simple shophouse design of the museum had certainly deceived us - our subsequent tour of this quaint two-storey museum saw us journeying through well-furbished galleries of coins and currencies from past to present and even exploring the different tools and metals used for coin production through various interactive stations.
All in all, the museum certainly made for a most fulfilling and educational adventure, and is one I would highly recommend for a unique family weekend.