The Maritime Experiential Museum houses a total of 15 unique galleries including five brand new zones featuring never-before-seen content and installations, the revamped attraction will engage the senses of guests through a combination of state-of-the-art visual projections, multimedia shows, interactive hands-on exhibits, olfactory experiences and plenty of stunning Instagram-worthy displays.
We were greeted by the four world-famous seafarers with holographic effect: Marco Polo, the merchant from Venice; Sang Nila Utama, Palembang prince and founder of Singapura; Ibn Battuta, Moroccan scholar and explorer; and Zheng He, Chinese admiral and fleet commander.
FIVE NEW ZONES:
Learning to Navigate The art and science of navigation comes alive here through a collection of informative and hands-on exhibits. We learned key skills such as map reading, navigation and the intricacies of tying mariners’ knots – all essential prerequisites to be an explorer of the high seas. One of the fun part is to superimpose a variety of outfits from the past onto ourselves at an interactive photo corner.
Another thrilling part is the Typhoon Theater. We are thrown into the thick of action as intense drama unfolds onboard a ship transporting the emperor’s treasure. This gallery showcases multi-level decks and uses projection technology to allow guests to relive the perilous journeys of seafarers and make it out alive of a typhoon.
Maritime Coin History
The limitations of barter trading led to the emergence of money. Discover the myriad of currencies used in the Maritime Silk Route and the intriguing process of coin-making such as the differences between Chinese and European coin production, and understand the evolutionary timeline of this important intermediary in the exchange of goods and services.
Ports of Call
Take a walk through the four bustling ports of Quanzhou, Oman, Calicut and Malacca that link China with the Middle East and Europe, and discover their rich heritage. Through faithfully recreated exhibits which encompass multi-sensory engaging elements, from the smells of spices and perfumes to the beautiful architecture and traditional 14th century settings, guests will be treated to an eye-opening whirlwind tour of these four major cities.
Singapore Maritime Legacy
Discover the story of how Singapore came to be the thriving port metropolis that it is now and learn how its strategic trading location in the Maritime Silk Route catapulted its emergence in trade and economy. Relive the rich history through beautifully preserved archive images and videos and understand how the Singapore port has played a significant role in the country’s development into a first world economy in one generation.
The Maritime Experiential Museum
Opening Hours : 10.00am to 7.00pm