Guided Tours

Take a closer look at our collection with the help of our friendly guides. Look out for tours of our galleries and exhibitions all year round.

Highlights Tour

Guided tours listed in the schedule here are free, and are conducted by the Museum’s volunteers. Please note that guided tours are not available on public holidays (unless otherwise stated), and during the volunteer guides' annual break from mid-December to early January.

For enquiries about private guided tours, please visit our section on Group Bookings.

Peranakan Museum Highlight Tour of Permanent Galleries
Meeting point: Lobby
All tours are 1-hour unless otherwise stated.

There will be no guided tours on weekdays from 19 to 30 December 2016. Guiding will commence again on Monday, 2 January 2017.

(Tour schedule updated as of 5 October 2016.)

Monday to Friday 11 AM, 2 PM
Saturday 11 AM, 1 PM, 2 PM
Sunday 11 AM, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM
Tours in English will not be available on 28, 29 and 30 January 2017.

Mandarin 中文导览
周六 11:30 AM, 2.30 PM
周日 11:30 AM, 2.30 PM
中文导览会在 1月28日至1月29暂停服务。
Japanese 日本語ガイド
Tuesday to Friday 火曜日~金曜日 10:30 AM


2nd Wednesday of the month*
*From November 2016, the tour will commence at 10.45am.

11.30 AM
TOURS OF THE SPECIAL EXHIBITION: Nyonya Needlework: Embroidery and Beadwork in the Peranakan World
24 June 2016 to 26 March 2017 (Free tours with purchase of admission tickets)
Wednesdays and Fridays  (45 min tour)
12.30 PM
Saturdays  3 PM
Sundays (from 6 Nov 2016)  12 PM 
 Tours in English will not be available on 28, 29 and 30 January 2017
Tuesdays to Fridays*
*These are additional 15 min tour after permanent gallery tours.
11.30 AM

For further enquiries on free guided tours, please contact the museum front desk at +65 6332 7591, Visitor Services at +65 6332 3275 / 6332 3583 (Monday – Friday: 9am to 6pm), or email

School Group Visits

For visits by schools or student groups, you may complete this booking form here. Alternatively, you may contact our Education Officer at +65 6332 4575 during office hours (Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 6pm) or email to

Please make bookings for tours 6 weeks prior to the visit.


Please visit our page on Group Bookings for more information. Prior booking is required for all group visits with more than 20 people.