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Singapore Musical Box Museum

Singapore Musical Box Museum

The Singapore Musical Box Museum is one of the most unique and interesting museums in Singapore.

It showcases the history and significance of the humble music box, which were a prominent symbol of 19th and 20th century European culture.

Singapore Musical Box Museum, Cafe, Entry Price & Opening Hours

You might be wondering what role Singapore played here? Well, historical resources state that Singapore played an important role in the proliferation of musical boxes in the Southeast Asian region during that era.

The museum takes you back in time as you learn about the origins of the musical box and take a peek at how it made its way to the country. More than 40 vintage musical boxes are on display, including a model named “China”, which is a musical box created by a collaboration between Singapore and Britain.

Around half of the boxes on display originated in the United Kingdom, while other items were part of Mr Naoto Orui’s collection. Mr Orui is the founder of the museum, which also serves as a repository for all kinds of education and research, all while promoting the importance of preserving these artefacts in Singapore.

The Singapore Musical Box Museum is housed in a UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage 2001 Awarded site known as the Chong Wen Ge. Due to the fragile nature of the items on display, guided tours are compulsory and are already included in all admission tickets. Tours take 40 minutes up to an hour and will be led by a curator. Patrons will be permitted to take photos and videos during the tour.

The Singapore Musical Box Museum is located t 168 Telok Ayer Street in Singapore. Opening hours are 10am to 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays through Sundays. The museum is closed on Tuesdays and open on public holidays unless otherwise stated. Admission fees are $12 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, and free for kids six years and below.