Free Entry to NHB Museums this Weekend!

Have a heritage feast at IMD this year! (courtesy of Shaun Wong)

Ever wondered what a "Kamcheng" is used for? Wanna dive into more than 50,000 pieces of vintage toys across two centuries? How about flying a real rubber-powered aircraft?

Well, you can do all that and much much more at International Museum Day 2008. Yes, it is the time of the year again for all things heritage and museums.

This year's celebration is smaller and more compact, but promises to be as much fun with more than 19 museums churning out close to 40 activities and events over three days. Happening 31 May to 2 June, IMD'08 places special focus on the three-tiered family, with activities like a Viet Fest at ACM which promises performances, tasty treats and exciting games all the way from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh to Singapore. There will also be free heritage trails along the historically rich Kampong Glam area as well as a special fun-filled experience for the family at the Singapore Discovery Centre.

That's not all.

Entry to all NHB museums and most participating museums are FREE on 31 May (Saturday). To make heritage and nostalgia even sweeter to members of the silver-haired community, all NHB museums will offer FREE ENTRY to seniors (aged 60 and above) EVERY MONDAY, 52 weeks a year!

Its certainly a great time to encourage your parents/grandparents/aunties/uncles to visit Singapore's fascinating museums and relive the stories of their past.

For more details, do check out the official website here.

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