The Republic of Singapore Navy Museum is a repository of interesting information on the history and important work of the Singapore Navy.
The museum has many historical artefacts and engaging displays that kids and adults alike can appreciate.
Republic of Singapore Navy Museum, Opening Hours, Entry & Address
The Early Days zone is where you’ll find all the information on the navy’s roots and origins, and learn about the first crafts and vessels they used. Head over to the RSS Panglima area, which is dedicated to the first two ships used by the navy. The main gun, ship bell, and wooden helms of the ships are all on display.
The model presentations include an array of ships and submarines within a water tank. History and war buffs will be thrilled at seeing the Archer and Challenger class submarines, the Missile Corvette, Bedok-class Mine Counter-Measure Vessel, Fearless-class Patrol Vessel, the Endurance-class Landing Ship Tank, and so much more.
Right behind it, you’ll see a massive puzzle which was created to honour the 41st anniversary of the navy in 2008. The jigsaw puzzle was included in the Singapore Book of Records for the “Largest number of people completing a jigsaw puzzle”. The simulation features are one of the museum’s main highlights: it enables you to try your hand at navigating ships through the Singapore Strait, shooting enemy targets, or steering a submarine.
The other zones within the Republic of Singapore Navy Museum are all worth exploring as well. These include the One SAF, Maritime Security, Forging Friendships, Naval Medical Service, Underwater Warfare Technology, Submarine Warfare Technology, Bofor and Oerlikon Guns, and Operation Thunderstorm.
An outdoor gallery can also be found on the second level viewing deck, which features old guns and weapons on display.
The Republic of Singapore Navy Museum is located at 112 Tanah Merah Coast Road within the Changi Naval Base. Operating hours are 9am to 5pm on Mondays through Fridays, and 9am to 3pm on Saturdays. Entrance to the museum is free.