Welcome to Our Shophouse Museum
The Chinatown Heritage Centre is the gateway for all visitors to trace the footsteps of Singapore's early pioneers and discover the personal stories of people who made Chinatown their home.
Located within three beautifully-restored shophouses on Pagoda Street, the Chinatown Heritage Centre is the only place in Singapore that has recreated the original interiors of its shophouse tenants in the 1950s, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of Chinatown's early residents.
Sneak Peek of Living Cubicles
Awards & Reviews
AWARD-WINNING MUSEUM EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED!
Truly a not-to-be-missed experience in Singapore. Absolutely fascinating! I took the guided tour with Guan (hope I spelled his name correctly).. his passion for culture and heritage is contagious and he adds a very personal touch to the already amazing museum experience. Kuddos to all involved in this heritage center.
Really interesting centre. We came across it by chance but really glad we did. A comprehensive audio guide took you round and through the history of the Chinese community in Singapore. Fascinating! Strongly recommended!
A highly, highly recommended "must-do" in Chinatown! We had the best time here. Great staff- extremely helpful..The kids and I enjoyed the way each exhibit room weaved realistic stories which were fascinating and so brilliantly done! Right near the MRT station ... which helps! We loved it!
Lovinia De Silva
Housed in a restored shop house, which adds to the overall experience. Cool, informative and educational museum to see and hear stories of what life was like back in the day for a hawker, doctor, tailor or worker. They also have fun cultural workshops ideal for kids to learn about traditions and festivals!
Online Museum Shop
Visit our online museum shop and discover Chinatown through a specially curated collection of merchandise.
Encounter the People of 1950s Chinatown
1950s Singapore: Chinatown Heritage Tea Bags
Chinatown Heritage Centre invites all to “yumcha” with iconic characters of Chinatown with the launch of the “1950s Singapore: Chinatown Heritage Tea Bags"
What's On: Events
Festive Mouse Hunt
Date: January - December 2020
Time: 9.30am – 6.30pm
Chinese New Year Eve 24 Jan - Closes 5pm
Chinese New Year Day 25 Jan - Closed
Chinese New Year 2nd Day 26 Jan onwards - Business as Usual 9.30am to 6.30pm
Venue: Chinatown Heritage Centre
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