Singapore Philatelic Museum: Learning Singapore History Through Stamps

Ever been to Singapore Philatelic Museum? If no, you may want to consider visiting it.

Singapore Philatelic Museum officially opened on 19 August 1995, located at the junction of Coleman Street and Armenian Street. This building used to be part of Anglo Chinese School in 1906. Singapore Philatelic Museum houses 3 permanent exhibitions: Room of Rarities, Heritage Room, and Orange Room.

Room of Rarities: This room includes stamps and archival philatelic material from the 1800s till present. Star pieces like the only known cover in the world, to bear a full set of 1854 Indian stamps that were used in the Straits Settlements can be found here too.

Heritage Room: In this room, trace the story of different migrant races who came to Singapore during the 19th century.

Orange Room: In this room, you will be able to know more about the world’s first stamp, and how stamps are a window to the world to explore many different topics.

Singapore Philatelic Museum also has several periodic exhibitions, for example, there’s an exhibition on 150th Anniversary Of First Postage Stamp Issued In Singapore where it commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first postage stamps issued in Singapore. You get to see rare, valuable philatelic items from private collectors and the Singapore Philatelic Museum Collection. It runs until 1 January 2018.

There is a shop in the museum that sells stamp folio and souvenirs that are worth to take a look.


So still thinking of what to do on a weekend? Or not sure where to bring your children to? Singapore Philatelic Museum may be your next choice! There are several other museums close by too, so maybe a ‘Visit Museum Sunday’ theme?

Free Admission for Singaporean and Permanent Residents every day. For foreign visitors, adult (S$8) and child age 3-12 (S$6). Singapore Philatelic Museum opens from 10am to 7pm (last entry 6:30pm).

Learn more at Singapore Philatelic Museum website.

Singapore Philatelic Museum

23-B, Coleman Street

Singapore 179807


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