Sep 13, 2010

Singapore Philatelic Museum



The Singapore Philatelic Museum is the first (i think the only) philatelic museum in Southeast Asia. It is set up to promote interest in philately; the museum opened its doors on 19 August 1995.

This building was formerly part of Anglo-Chinese School and was used as a Methodist Book Room in the 1970s until it was restored as the present museum. It is also boasts the only functional red pillar posting box used during colonial days in Singapore.

The museum is a treat for both stamp and non-stamp collectors. Collectors will be enchanted with the fine collection of stamps, local and international, and first day covers housed in this quaint building dating back to 1907. For non-collectors, the museum is a showcase for the rich and enduring traditions and cultures of multi-ethnic Singapore captured on stamps, postcards and visuals. Visitors can learn about Singapore's history and culture through the museum's collection of letters, stamps and other philatelic items ranging from as early as the days of the Straits Settlements to present day Singapore.

Besides permanent exhibitions, the museum's theme galleries also have changing exhibitions throughout the year. Visitors may request for pre-arranged tours by phone.

More info:
Address: 23B Coleman Street Singapore 179807
Tel: (65) 6337 3888
Fax: (65) 6337 8958
Opening Hours: Monday: 1.00pm - 7.00pm; Tuesday - Sunday: 9.00am - 7.00pm
Admission: Adult: SGD 5; Child (3-12 years old): SGD 4
To be there: By MRT: City Hall (NS25/EW13) or Clarke Quay (NE5).10-minute walk to museum.

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