About NHB

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The National Heritage Board (NHB) is the custodian of Singapore’s heritage. We are responsible for telling the Singapore story, sharing the Singaporean experience and imparting our Singapore spirit.

NHB's mission is to preserve and celebrate the shared heritage of our diverse communities, for the purpose of education, nation-building and cultural understanding. It manages the national museums and heritage institutions, and sets policies relating to heritage sites, National Monuments and the national collection. Through the national collection, NHB curates heritage programmes and presents exhibitions to connect the past, present and future generations of Singaporeans.

NHB was formed on 1 August 1993, and is a statutory board under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY).

We manage the following museums and heritage institutions, and are the place manager for the BrasBasah.Bugis precinct, Singapore’s arts and cultural belt.

  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Bras Basah.Bugis
  • Indian Heritage Centre
  • malay Heritage Centre
  • National Museum of Singapore
  • the Peranakan Museum
  • Reflections at Bukit Chandu
  • Singapore Philatelic Museum
  • Sun Yat Sen