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Singapore Musical Box Museum

7 Reviews
Address: 168 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068619, Singapore
Phone: +65 6221 0102

What people are saying:

Cost: ¥59 This is a small and beautiful museum that houses many music boxes since the 18th century. A Chinese tour guide will introduce and demonstrate the whole process, from the principle of the music box to its invention and development process. The most important point is that the tour guide will listen to most of the boxes. Compared with other museums that are only used for display, this is simply a conscience! And the collection is indeed very rich, from the earliest drum music box to the later disc type, as well as the British coin-operated music box. The most precious collection inside, the most Singaporean feature is a Singapore-made music box, named "De China", which means "from China". It was donated by a British collector. It is said that the collector could not distinguish China well at the time. People and Southeast Asian Chinese mistakenly called it "from China". This music box has been published in many local newspapers! There is also an "Atlantic" music box, which was equipped on the Titanic back then. Later, the ship decided to change to a live band to play, so this box was kept. Imagine you are holding an old 3p coin to let these 100-year-old antiques sing a song for you. It is really romantic. This museum is currently too niche, so that the tour guides and sisters are very upset, so I volunteered to help promote it~ They deserve more people to know. However, I am also a little worried that if there are more people, it will change its small and beautiful features... The fare is 12 Singapore dollars for adult tickets and 6 Singapore dollars for student tickets, which is definitely worth the money!

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4.4/5Very Good
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  • AJP_sg

    A nice surprise

    A hidden, small private museum next to Thian Hock Keng temple, this is a lovely place for people who like antiques or music. As this is a guided tour, one needs to book online to select the date and ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1615753411000+0800)/
  • pattiprto

    Didn’t expect it to be so great!

    You get an individual tour and learn the history of music boxes. They play many old, old ones! They even have one that is 270 years old. Delightful guide.

    Reviewed on /Date(1582076040000+0800)/
  • bcheong


    Was walking along telok ayer street and dropped by for lunch. Incidentally this niche museum is just next to where we were, and the peranakan tiles gallery

    Reviewed on /Date(1562090776000+0800)/
  • sarahlA8470KI

    Highly recommend a visit here

    Nestled in the Thian Hock Keng temple grounds, along Telok Ayer road, it can be easily missed among the many cultural sites of interest in the area. But this private museum is definitely worth a vis...

    Reviewed on /Date(1555708552000+0800)/
  • csc3210

    Musical Time Travel

    We were taken on a guided tour (in Chinese) by an elderly gentleman, who showed us the different woodcraft techniques, the evolution of consumers of musical boxes (from the aristocracy to the masses),...

    Reviewed on /Date(1555641108000+0800)/

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