Commemorative exhibition for Lee Kuan Yew’s 100th birth anniversary held at Children’s Museum Singapore till Jan 2024

Admission to ‘LKY100 – The Boy Who Became Prime Minister’ is free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents.

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Published: 21 August 2023, 1:48 PM

A commemorative exhibition of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has launched at Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG), where youths can walk through and learn about his life story and legacy.

Named LKY100 – The Boy Who Became Prime Minister, the exhibition will run from now to Jan 14, 2024. Visitors can visit and look back on Mr Lee’s journey from adolescence to his career as a statesman and the founding father of modern-day Singapore.

The exhibition will show visitors “a more relatable side of Mr Lee” while providing them with a deeper look into his journey in turning Singapore into the thriving first-world city that it is today. It aims to motivate the younger generation to have big dreams and “make a difference in their communities and nation”.

Upon entering the exhibition at CMSG’s Discovery Room, visitors can tour through the Cabinet of Curiosity’s range of artefacts, such as a Telok Kurau East School (now Telok Kurau Primary School) admission register and a tennis racket that was gifted to Mr Lee in 1973.


Each artefact holds memories of different periods in Mr Lee’s life. PHOTO CREDITS: CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SINGAPORE


Mural walls have been set up at the exhibition as well, which “juxtaposes milestones in Mr Lee’s life and career against Singapore’s development” while also displaying some of his famous sayings.

In addition to the exhibition, CMSG will host a wide range of complementary programmes. This includes interactive storytelling sessions, hands-on craft workshops and a unique mystery box challenge. 

Aside from the actual exhibition itself, teaser exhibitions will also be set up at five public libraries islandwide – Jurong Regional Library, Punggol Regional Library, Ang Mo Kio Public Library, Woodlands Regional Library and Bedok Public Library – from September 2023 to January 2024. They will feature storytelling sessions and artworks from CMSG’s Singapore Dreaming competition.

CMSG is open from Tuesday to Sunday and is located at 23-B Coleman Street. The museum operates from 9am to 12.45pm and 2pm to 5.45pm. Admission is free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents, while others are required to pay $10 per child ticket and $15 per adult ticket.

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