Tucked in the centre of Singapore's Civic District lies a quaint, century-old building that houses and promotes memories of almost 200 years of Singapore's past - The Singapore Philatelic Museum.
We officially opened on 19 August 1995, showcasing Singapore’s rich philatelic heritage using postal artefacts dating from the 1830s to today. Our museum’s family-friendly galleries use stamps as windows to introduce Singapore’s heritage and culture, as well as the world’s. From telling Singapore’s story to showcasing pop culture themes, the museum has brought to life many of these philatelic wonders to the public.
Being a philatelic museum, we innovatively employ over 12,000 stamps and other items connected with the postal system, to tell, in a highly-interactive and visually-captivating manner, stories that reflect the vibrant cosmopolitan society that is Singapore. Exhibitions on show feature a wide range of stamps from the rare collections of world-class philatelists to contemporary collections from around the world. To complement these exhibitions, our museum runs educational programmes, guided tours, school holiday workshops and public programmes. Visitors can go on a journey of discovery on how significant and important the little stamp is in today’s world.
Our museum is located at the junction of Coleman Street and Armenian Street. It is easily accessible by public transport.
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A 5-minute walk from City Hall (Exit B), Clarke Quay (Exit E) and Bras Basah (Exit D/E) stations
Alight at Armenian Church or Old Hill Street Police Station at Hill Street
Paid parking is available at these locations:
Public car parks at Fort Canning Park
Public car park at Armenian Street (next to Peranakan Museum)
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Singapore Philatelic Museum
23-B Coleman Street
Republic of Singapore
Tel: +65 6337 3888
Fax: +65 6337 8958
Available at the Museum:
Handicap lift (Please approach staff for assistance)
Diaper changing station (Ladies toilet)
Drink vending machine