Philatelic Museum, Singapore

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    Singapore Philatelic Museum

    by Henrik_rrb Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It was some years ago (sometimes feels like a life ago) that I was collecting stamps, but neverless I was happy when I found Singapore's Philatelic museum. It's located in an old building next to the Fort Canning Park, and here you can go through the history of both Singapore and its stamps.

    Fun place to be mostly for those who are interested in stamps, but the historical view that follows with stamps makes it fun also for those who never has collected a stamp in their whole life.

    There are different rooms with different exhibitions, five of them there on a permanent basis. On the second floor there were exhibitions that were there just temporarily, as the one about the Formula 1, with many stamps from all over the world celebrating the famous race serie.

    At the start of the museum there is also a shop where you can buy both stamps and books, or send a special postcard to a fellow collector.

    Entrance fee is 5 SGD (2,5 euro). 4 SGD for kids (3-12 years).

    I'm not always a big fan of museums, but this was actually quite fun. Gave me back some inspiration to start up my stamp collection again, now I just need to get 36 hours in every day in my life, so that I have some time for it too...

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    by DAO Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Do you collect stamps? If you do, you will love this museum. The exhibits include rare stamps from Singapore and other countries across the world. If you just want to buy some postcards and the postage needed to send them – just shop in the gift shop. I did this and wrote out some postcards for friends and family without the need to pay the entry fee. They also sell other souvenirs including fridge magnets. If you just need to entertain the kids, this is an excellent option. The Museum gives them a ‘Passport’ they can stamp at different exhibits within the museum to make it an interactive visit. The museum is housed in the historic former Methodist Book Room built in 1895.

    The Museum provides also postal services so you can post letters & postcards with a SPM postmark (inside). Just outside they operate the only colonial (red) posting box left in Singapore. The fully operational sub-Post Office also sells first day covers and presentation packs.

    MUSEUM HOURS:
    Monday : 1 pm - 7 pm
    Tuesday to Sunday : 9 am - 7 pm

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    by flyer_e901 Written Nov 3, 2007
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    For anyone who collects stamps, this is one place you'd want to put on your checklist. Explore Singapore's history through postal artifacts. Lots of galleries & interative displays in this 2 storey building. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop before you leave. There are plenty of souvenirs and collectible items for sale.

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    by imstress Updated Oct 17, 2007

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    The Singapore Philatelic Museum is located at the junction of Coleman Street and Armenian Street. Head upstairs to view the exhibits. You could purchase stamps or souveniers from the shop located at level 1.

    It has a function hall where we can hold functions there. Our company had our Christmas celebration here.

    I used to be a stamp collector and queuing up for First Day Covers. With modern technologies like email, we seldom uses the traditional kind of stamps to mail out letters. You no longer need to dip the stamps into liquid in order for them to stick onto the envelopes. Stamps has transformed into stickers.

    Admission is $3.

    You could also pay a visit to the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery which is a 3 mins walk away.

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    by SLLiew Updated Oct 2, 2006

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    Housed in a historic building, this is great educational museum about stamps history and Singaporean stamps. There are educational activities, check the calendar. Also a great collection of stamp accessories and stamps sold including to a post office in the same building. Worth going for all philatelists and those curious about stamps. It is a 15 minutes walk from Raffles Hotel.

    Monday : 1 pm - 7 pm
    Tuesday to Sunday : 9 am - 7 pm

    MUSEUM ADMISSION:
    $5.00 for Adult
    $4.00 for Child (3-12 years)

    If you do not want to pay for admission, you can check out the stamp shop and post office at the entrance.

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    Singapore Philatelic Museum

    by snuggie Written Feb 17, 2006

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    The Singapore Philatelic Museum is located at the junction of Coleman Street and Armenian Street. and easily accessible by public transport.

    The Museum was opened in 19 Aug 1995 to promote interest and appreciation of Singapore's history and heritage in philately.

    Don't forget to walk through the history of stamps gallery & the heritage gallery of stamps!

    Opening Hours,
    Monday 1pm - 7pm
    Tuesday to Sunday : 9am - 7pm

    Admission,
    S$3 (Adults)
    S$2(Child 3-12 years)

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    Singapore Philatelic Museum

    by lukky Written Jun 7, 2005

    Singapore Philatelic Museum is a small but interesting museum. In case you don't know what philatelic means, it has to do with stamps - but don't think the museum is all about stamps and therefore boring! In fact, the galleries contain information about the different cultures of Singapore as well as a walk through Singapore history, all with stamps as examples. There are also sections about stamps, of course, and about postal history.

    It's very interesting to walk through the exhibitions and learn more both about Singapore and about postal systems/stamps "back in the day". Outside the museum is a red postbox - it's the only postbox from the colonial days that is still used in Singapore.

    The museum is open 9 am - 7 pm Tue-Sun, and 1 pm - 7 pm on Mondays. Admission charges are S$3 for adults, S$2 for students.

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