Visitor Information

Singapore has moved into Phase Two: Safe Transition, and we're happy to announce that the Malay Heritage Centre has re-opened. All our galleries are open, however, there will be no programmes during this period.

The well-being of our visitors and staff remains our primary concern. For your safety, safe management measures will be implemented during your visit. These include:
- The use of SafeEntry upon entry and exit
- Temperature taking
- Safe-distancing of at least one metre at all times
- Wearing of mask at all times
- No more than 5 visitors for group visits.

View the guide here on what to expect during your museum journey.

Let's work towards a COVID-Safe Singapore together, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Opening Hours

The Malay Heritage Centre Museum

Tuesday to Sunday

10am – 6pm (Last admission at 5.30pm)

Tuesday to Friday

Opens at 9:00 am for school groups (Advanced booking is required)

The Malay Heritage Centre compound is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8am to 9pm.

Closed on Mondays.



Singaporeans & Permanent Residents (PRs)

Free of charge

Tourist & Foreign Citizens

Adults: $8.00

20% discount for group of 20 pax and above

Seniors* / Students* / Persons With Disabilities (PWD)


*A valid identification card must be produced upon request. Seniors have to be 60 years old and above.

Children under 6 years old


First caretaker of PWD


First caretaker of PWD


Family Package of 5


Maximum of 3 adults per family package.

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

Museum Etiquette

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.

Commercial Filming

Still photography for private, non-commercial use as a visitor to the Museum is allowed. The use of a flash and tripod is prohibited.

Commercial Filming


Video filming is chargeable and only allowed with authorisation from the management of Malay Heritage Centre. Please fill up the application form here

If the form below is not loaded, you can also fill it in at here.

Venue Rental

Rent Our Space @ The Malay Heritage Centre


The Auditorium at the Malay Heritage Centre offers a flexible event space for meetings, workshops, seminars, conferences and theatre performances. Comfortable air-conditioned seating arrangements accommodate up to 140 guests (without projection) and 80 guests (with projection).

Please fill up the application form here.

If the form below is not loaded, you can also fill it in at here.

Guided Tours

[ANNOUNCEMENT] Our guided tours have resumed! Group size of each tour is limited to no more than five (excluding guide), and are subjected to the availability of guides. You are encouraged to check in with our front desk on the tour schedule, and on-site registration will be required. Please note that all participants of our guided tours will be required to adhere to safe management measures as indicated on the Checklist of Safe Measurement Measures for Museum Stakeholders (Phase 2) advisory that is available on NHB’s website. These include:

Participants to use hand sanitisers or wash their hands with soap and water prior to start of tour.

ii.  Participants to wear masks at all times. 
Participants in the group should maintain a 1 metre spacing from other groups.

iv. Participants should refrain from speaking loudly.

v. There will be no interactive elements during the tour.


Permanent Galleries
Days Time
Tuesdays & Fridays 11.00am
Saturday 2.00pm


Mandarin Guided Tours

Permanent Galleries
Days Time
Every third Saturday of the month 1.00pm

Guided tours – Max 5 participants per session

+ Subject to availability. Please call ahead to confirm the availability of a docent. 

*Guided tour is free of charge.
*Based on availability of volunteer guides & on first come first serve basis.
*Estimated duration for each guided tour is 30 to 45 minutes.
*Meeting point will be at Visitor Services Centre.
*Tours are unavailable during the volunteer guides' annual break from end December to early January, and selected public holidays.

School Visits to Malay Heritage Centre

School learning journeys to the Malay Heritage Centre will be resuming from 9 November onwards. 

School bookings are only available for the following dates until further notice:

Day of the Week Time Slots Available
  • Monday, 9th November 2020
  • Every 2nd and 4th Mondays of January, February and March 2021
  • 9am - 10am
  • 11am - 12pm
  • Tuesdays to Fridays
  • 9am - 10am
Fees Admission to Malay Heritage Centre's Permanent Galleries is free to all Singaporean students and teachers.
Booking Visiting school groups are required to register their visits at least 4 weeks in advance. This will help us manage the number of visitors in our permanent galleries and facilities as well as make your trip more enjoyable. Please complete the school booking form and email to us at

Guided Tours - Permanent Galleries

Join our free guided tours of the Malay Heritage Centre's permanent galleries and learn more about Kampong Gelam and its significance to the Malay community. These tours are conducted in English by experienced museum docents:

Duration 45 minutes
Group Size Maximum 15 participants per tour.
*Staggered timings may be possible for large group bookings. Please email us at for more information.
Language English
Fee Free. *Admission charges apply for foreign students.

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and is subjected to the availability of docents. Please book your tour 4 weeks in advance. To book your tour, please complete the school booking form and email to us at

A confirmation email will be sent to you upon confirmation of your booking. If you do not hear from us, please contact us via email at or call +65 6391 0450.

Preparatory Visit - Guided Tours

Teachers or school administrators are advised to conduct a preparatory visit to MHC. This will allow you to plan the necessary logistics and be familiar with our facilities and the surrounding area. 

Duration: 45 minutes
Group Size: Maximum 15 participants per tour.*
Fee: Guided tour is free of charge

To learn more about the permanent galleries of MHC, you may like to join the free guided tour by our trained volunteer docents at the following timings:

Day Time
Every Tuesday to Friday 11:00am
Every Saturday 2:00am

Day Time
Third Saturday of the month 1:00pm

- *Subject to availability. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Please call ahead to confirm the availability of a docent at +65 6391 0450.
- Meeting point will be at Visitor Services Centre.
- Tours are unavailable during the volunteer guides's annual break from end December to early January, and selected public holidays.

Corporate Tours 

Our guided tours are temporarily unavailable, however we are working with our volunteer guides to resume them soon. Do look out for updates here, or via our social media channels. In the meantime, we welcome all visitors to make use of our gallery guides for a self-guided visit. Please approach our front counter for details.