The Old Tao Nan School (Chinese: 旧道南学校; pinyin: Jiù Dàonán Xuéxiào) is a historic building in Singapore, located along Armenian Street in the Museum Planning Area, within the Central Area. The building was originally built for the Tao Nan School to serve the local Hokkien community, but the school has since been relocated to its current location in Marine Parade. The building was then used as a wing of the Asian Civilisations Museum, and now houses the Peranakan Museum. It was gazetted as a national monument on 27 February 1998.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
What a great hidden gem! The museum is very informative about a culture that is so important to Malaysia. They have an amazing collection of porcelain wares. We also really enjoyed learning about the Peranakan 12 day (!!) weddings! They also talk about different significant lifetime events. While somewhat small, it packs a lot in there! Highly recommend!
Learnt more about peranakan culture and their history. There was an open house on the day i went which had many activities for people to try out. Its not as popular as other museum. This museum also kept the historical look of older buildings which looks very appealing and yet relaxing at the time. I am a person which has interest in architecture. Really amazes me that the museum is still looking very new
It was really interesting to learn about the Peranakan culture in Singapore and it's history. The museum has a huge collection of old photographs and interactive components for learning more about cameras. The staff is super helpful and caring about your feedback.
This place is the perfect place to know more about the history and origin of Peranakan in Singapore. It has good static display with clear description. A section of the museum was under maintenance when I was there.
Awesome place to visit. Even the building having been a school in the past is worth seeing.