Singapore Playgrounds: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

People are an interesting lot. They like to ask a million questions about the past and then use the answers to make another million projections about the future. The National Museum has taken this perspective and given it a fun twist in its ongoing exhibition The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930-2030. Parents will be taken back to their childhoods to relive playful memories while kids will be able to make fun predictions of what playtime will look like in the future. Throughout the exhibition, visitors will be able to explore different playground surfaces, take a closer look at the original blueprints of some of Singapore’s iconic playgrounds and even learn what their meaning holds to our society as a whole.  You will not only be able to hear from those who have built previous playgrounds but from those who are designing current and future ones as well.  What’s more the audience can become a part of  the future as they throw in their own designs towards the building of the National Museum’s very own playground.


Old school playgrounds have always been and will continue to be a part of Singapore’s heritage

Contrary to the norm, seesaws don’t always have to be 2-seaters or done up in drab colours

Create your own designs and become a part of National Museum’s future playground

Kids can never get enough of sand play. Pick up a spade and get started

Gasing and Capteh and Sepak Trakaw oh my! Traditional games originating from Southeast Asia and China and played in houses decades ago in both Singapore and Malaysia


National Museum

The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930-2030

Admission: Free

Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897