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03 Jul 2011

National Heritage Board

The National Heritage Board (NHB) was formed in 1993 as the custodian of Singapore’s heritage. The NHB is responsible for telling the Singapore story, sharing the Singaporean experience and imparting our Singapore spirit.

The NHB's mission is to preserve and celebrate the shared heritage of the country's diverse communities, for the purpose of education, nation-building and cultural understanding. It manages the national museums, heritage institutions and the Language Councils Secretariat. The NHB also sets policies relating to heritage sites, national monuments and the National Collection. Through the National Collection, the NHB curates heritage programmes and presents exhibitions to connect the past, present and future generations of Singaporeans. NHB is now a statutory board under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.

The Board operates the following museums, heritage interpretative centres, institutions and precincts:

  • National Museum of Singapore
  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Peranakan Museum
  • Singapore Philatelic Museum
  • Reflections at Bukit Chandu
  • Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
  • Malay Heritage Centre
  • Indian Heritage Centre
  • Bras Basah Bugis