Housed in the Bowyer Block, an architectural landmark in the SGH Campus, The SGH Museum is a repository of artefacts and records, where visitors can trace the long and rich history of the Singapore General Hospital. It is also a place where one can learn about the development of medical specialties and medical education in Singapore, presented in the latest state-of-the-art audiovisual and multimedia technology.
On 11 Nov 2009, RAdm (NS) Lui Tuck Yew, Acting Minister, MICA, announced the gazetting on Bowyer Block, as a National Monument. Bowyer Block now joins the ranks of 61 other national monuments in Singapore.
The SGH Museum was officially opened by President S R Nathan on 20 May 2005.The SGH Museum is a member of the National Heritage Board's Museum Roundtable.
The Museum adopts a thematic approach in presenting the Hospital's history of almost 190 years, where visitors get not just an insight into the significant development of the hospital through the years, but also an understanding of the impact these incidents have on the people and the community.
Visitors are encouraged to freely explore the various interactive exhibits and learn about the changing role of the healthcare services in Singapore, as well as a greater understanding of the history, medical breakthroughs and luminaries of SGH.
If you are keen to learn more about the history of SGH Campus after visiting the SGH Museum, why not go on a self-conducted Heritage Trail to explore the various important historical landmarks within the Campus? The completed trail covering nine landmarks will take about 1 1/2 hours, so do come prepared. To learn more about the various landmarks covered on the heritage tour, click here.
View the highlights of the SGH Museum.