About the Singapore Sports Museum

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Museum’s History

The Singapore Sports Museum is located in Kallang, or more precisely at the Singapore Sports Hub. It was founded almost four decades ago, in 1983. It was decided that the former National Stadium will be turned into a museum and that it would keep all of Singapore’s sports heritage. The museum was officially opened for visitors in May 1983. This date was carefully picked so it would coincide with the 1983 Southeast Asian Games. 

In 2007 the museum had to be relocated because of the construction done at the Singapore Sports Hub. The exhibitions were moved to SSC or the Singapore Sports Council. The museum once again opened its door to visitors in October 2014, but now it included interactive parts of the exhibition. Moreover, a new tribute was added to the former National Stadium as well as the Singapore Youth Olympic museum. 

This museum is a member of IASMHF (The International Association of Sports Museums and Hall of Fame) and of Museum Roundtable. 

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Permanent Galleries

At the moment, there are 8 permanent galleries at Singapore Sports Museum. To start with, there s the Hall of Fame, a huge panel honoring over 50 Singapore sports legends. Then, continue your tour by visiting the “Building a Dream” gallery that features a collection of different artifacts that are connected with the origin stories of the local sports clubs. The next gallery is “Chasing The Dream”. Here, you can witness various historical moments that brought about the development of various sports disciplines in Singapore. In the “Dream Venue” gallery you can see all about the former National Stadium and its history. “Living the Dream” gallery is the perfect place for young athletes who want to learn more about the journey that each professional athlete has to take to fulfill their dreams. Here are also the “Collective Dream”. FIFA World Cup, and the Singapore Youth Olympic Museum if you are in the mood for more interesting content.