The Sports Museum was established in 1983 to preserve and showcase Singapore's sporting heritage. Located at the West Entrance of the National Stadium, it was opened to the public in May that year to coincide with the staging of the 12th SEA Games in Singapore.
The Sports Museum is affiliated to the International Association of Sports Museums and Halls of Fame (IASMHF) based in the United States since 1984. The IASMHF has since been renamed the International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA) in 2005. The Sports Museum is also a member of the Museum Roundtable, initiated by the National Heritage Board (NHB) since 1996. It has also been one of the destinations on the Ministry of Education Learning Journeys programme since 1998.
The Sports Museum was established with the following objectives which are still valid today:
- to honor our top sportsmen and women;
- to inspire our aspiring athletes to reach for the pinnacle of sports and to encourage members of the public to take up sports as a way of life;
- to inform, educate and entertain the public of Singapore's sporting heritage;
- to develop a sporting culture, and
- to serve as a repository for sports objects of historical, aesthetic and scientific importance
Some of the important local sports treasures in the Sports Museum’s possession include Tan Howe Liang's Olympic medal, the first one won by a Singaporean; the All-England Badminton Cup, retired by the legendary Wong Peng Soon for his consecutive victories in 1950, 51 and 52; Adelene Wee's 1985 World Games gold medal and many others.
With the demolition of the National Stadium to make way for a new Sports Hub, the physical Sports Museum stopped operating from the National Stadium since November 2007. We are currently operating the YOG Gallery@ Singapore Sports Museum at
1 Kay Siang Road #01-02 Singapore 248922.
The Gallery commemorates and celebrates Singapore’s hosting of the first Youth Olympic Games in 2010. It serves to continue the legacy of inspiring youth and a sporting Singapore
Opening Hours is 9am to 5pm (Monday to Fridays).
For enquires contact 64714430 or email email@example.com
Two satellite museums have been set up -- in Jurong West (JWSRC) and Sengkang Sports and Recreation Centres to keep the sporting history alive. You may wish to visit the JWSRC at 20 Jurong West St 93 and the Sengkang SRC at 57 Anchorvale Road (544964) to view our satellite museums.
Meanwhile, we look forward to an exciting and vibrant Sports Hub in 2014 and a new, bigger and more interactive Sports Museum -- an infotainment centre that will showcase both local and international sporting glory and provide visitors with an unforgettable, fun and exhilarating sporting experience.