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03 Jul 2011

Singapore Philatelic Museum

Singapore Philatelic Museum is the custodian and curator of Singapore's treasure of philatelic materials. The museum collections range from stamps and archival philatelic material of Singapore from the 1830s to present day, and stamps from member countries of the Universal Postal Union.

Singapore Philatelic Museum was officially opened on 19 August 1995 as a project of the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore (TAS). On 1 April 2000, the museum was transferred to the National Heritage Board (NHB) as a fully-owned subsidiary. Singapore Philatelic Museum is the first philatelic museum in Southeast Asia.

The permanent galleries introduce the world of philately, the world's first stamp, and how stamps are a window to the world - to explore different topics such as science, technology, history and culture. Throughout the year, the museum holds special exhibitions on current topics. Educational activities are organised for schools and members of the public to discover the heritage of Singapore and other countries through philately.

The mission of Singapore Philatelic Museum is to stimulate interest in philately. Through philately, the museum promotes the educational use of philatelic materials to learn about the world, national history and heritage.

Singapore Post Limited has been the Museum's corporate sponsor since 1995. Singapore Post Limited funds part of the museum operating expenses on an annual basis. Other sponsors for past exhibitions and programmes include Lee Foundation, Singapore Pools Pte Ltd, Singapore Press Holdings, Bank of America, PTT Dutch Post International, KLM Royal Dutch Airline, Mondriaan Foundation.