Three National Museum of Singapore galleries to close for renovation from Monday

The National Museum of Singapore will be closing its Food Gallery, Photography Gallery and Goh Seng Choo Gallery for renovation works starting Monday, Sept 29.

The museum is set to undergo a $10 million facelift as part of Singapore's landmark 50th anniversary celebrations in 2015. It it likely to re-open in the second half of next year.

The revamp hopes to give museum-goers a more comprehensive overview of Singpore's history, and to celebrate multiple voices in the nation's historical narrative.

The Singapore History Gallery will be the final gallery to be closed on Nov 3.

During the closure of these galleries, the museum will have only one major temporary exhibition called Singapura: 700 Years, which opens on Oct 28 and runs until the middle of next year.

Food and beverage outlets as well as the Museum Label shop will continue to function as usual.