Check out what’s new and exciting at this immersive nautical-themed museum.
Exploring a museum with a nautical theme
The Maritime Experiential Museum at Resorts World Sentosa has recently undergone a revamp, adding five new exciting zones to the mix. With the iconic Maritime Silk Route as a theme, there are stunning visuals, multimedia shows and interactive displays to explore.
#1 Learning to Navigate
In this hands-on and educational gallery (which happens to be designed like the lower deck of a ship!) you’ll learn about the navigation skills that ancient seafarers used for exploring the world. Try your hand at tying knots, read nautical charts and compasses, and learn how to follow stars. Then, take the kids to the photo corner and have a blast superimposing outfits on yourselves; best of all, you can send digital copies to your email as a keepsake. Needless to say, this zone is especially popular with families.
#2 Pirate Encounter
Walk on the wild side and relive the journeys of sailors at this new multi-sensory gallery where you’ll survive a pirate attack aboard a burning ship and be taken through a walkway where you’ll witness some pirates in action.
#3 Maritime Coin History
Can you imagine a time without money? In the past, people traded by bartering goods, but limitations in this system led to the emergence of currencies. At this exhibit, you can check out the types of money used in the olden days on the Maritime Silk Route, and learn about coin-making and how it differed between the Chinese and Europeans.
#4 Ports of Call
Here you can explore the busy ports of Quanzhou, Oman, Calicut and Malacca, important cities along the Maritime Silk Route. Admire age-old architecture, take in the smells of spices and perfumes and feast your eyes on goods and trinkets in the vibrant marketplaces.
#5 Singapore Maritime Legacy
Wondering how Singapore became what it is today? Through historical videos and images, this gallery shows how the city’s trading location enabled the economy to thrive and develop into the bustling business hub we know and love today.
Don’t leave without dropping by the Typhoon Theatre! At this popular multisensory attraction, you’ll go on a journey through a turbulent storm and experience the power of the elements, before descending to the bottom of the sea. A shipwreck exhibition lies just beyond the exit. Tickets: $3 (additional to museum entry fee).
Hours: 10am to 7pm Tickets: $9 for adults, $6 for children. While you’re there, why not check out the S.E.A. Aquarium too? Combined tickets to the Maritime Experiential Museum and aquarium cost $39/$25.