The exhibitions at the National Library building have re-opened. We have implemented enhanced measures for the safety of our visitors. Our opening hours are 10am - 9pm. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. MORE INFORMATION.
National Library Exhibitions
The National Library hosts permanent, special and online exhibitions that feature our rich collections and bring to life the history and heritage of Singapore and the region. Held at various locations in the National Library building, admission to our exhibitions are free.
Explore this site to find out more about our current and upcoming exhibitions and programmes. Visit our Online Exhibitions to enjoy virtual tours of past shows and access specially curated digital content.
Mapping the World: Perspectives from Asian Cartography.
Showcasing rare historical maps, Mapping the World: Perspectives from Asian Cartography brings together different mapping traditions and worldviews, political and cultural spheres of influence, and the exchange of cartographic knowledge between civilisations across the world.
The News Gallery: Beyond Headlines
Explore the fascinating yet bewildering world of news media at our permanent exhibition The News Gallery: Beyond Headlines.
Discover stories of Singapore newspapers in the National Library’s collection dating from the 1820s and learn about significant episodes from Singapore’s history through the perspectives of different media. Gain insights into fake news, and learn how you can be more discerning about information and media, through our rich resources on newspapers.
The Virtual News Gallery
Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have not been able to open The News Gallery at full capacity and the interactive exhibits remain closed.
In the meantime, please explore this Virtual News Gallery which features key contents and highlights of the exhibition.