Peranakan Museum to reopen on Feb 17 with weekend party, makan market

The Armenian Street Party: Peranakan Museum Reopens event features tours, fashion and dance performances.

Caleb Lau

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Published: 9 February 2023, 2:07 PM

After undergoing nearly four years of renovations, the refurbished Peranakan Museum will reopen its doors to the public on Feb 17.

To celebrate the occasion, festivities will be held on its opening weekend from Feb 17 to 19 from 5pm to 10pm, the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) announced on Wednesday (8 Feb).

Named Armenian Street Party: Peranakan Museum Reopens, attendees can experience the museum’s nine revamped galleries across three floors, view fashion and dance performances, dine at the makan market, and join gallery tours and craft workshops. 


Besides featuring familiar and well-loved artefacts and set pieces in its galleries, the museum will also showcase an extensive range of new objects acquired or generously given over the last decade. PHOTO CREDIT: ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM


Through the new thematic showcases, objects, interactive displays and programmes, visitors can gain greater insight into the diverse Peranakan cultures of Singapore and Southeast Asia, said ACM.

Located at 39 Armenian Street, the Peranakan Museum will open from 10am to 7pm daily and 10am to 9pm on Fridays. Entry to the museum and the Armenian Street Part: Peranakan Museum Reopens event is free of charge. 

Aside from the Peranakan Museum’s reopening activities, museum-goers can also join several events at ACM happening in the same month.

Monthly wellness event Wind Down Fridays, taking place on 10 Feb from 6.30pm to 9pm, will feature a specially composed auditory experience by storyteller Kamini Ramachandran, accompanied with live music by Raghavendran Rajasekaran.

Another event titled ACM Adventures: Up, Up and Away! on 26 Feb from 11am to 3pm will treat audiences to a storytelling and drama performance along with letting them design their own special flying machine. 

Located at 1 Empress Place, ACM is open from 10am to 7pm daily and 10am to 9pm on Fridays. Entry to the museum’s permanent galleries and the aforementioned events is free, but registration is required for the two events.

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