Explore the NUS Baba House - April 2018


Self-guided Visits

Sign up for this opportunity to explore the NUS Baba House! On Saturdays, we are throwing open our doors for visitors who are keen to discover the house on their own at any of the four entry times. After a short introduction to the house, you will be welcome to explore the rooms at your own pace.

157 Neil Road was once the ancestral home of the Wee family who descended from shipping merchant Wee Bin. It was restored and opened in 2008 as the NUS Baba House, a heritage project which supports the study of architectural conservation, urban and social histories and cultural hybridity.

Today, pieces of furniture as well as portraits and household objects are displayed in a historical context, to suggest ways the material culture of the Straits Chinese may be read in relation to ethnicity, beliefs and the colonial setting.

The third level was added to the building around 1910 and was previously a bedroom but has been adapted as a gallery for exhibitions and projects. Accumulated studies and findings are brought together under the current project Preserve/Conserve/Restore: Studies at 157 Neil Roadwhich invites participation from researchers, practitioners and artists with an interest in architectural conservation and urban history.

Limited to 25 pax per time slot and suitable for adults and children aged 12 and above, advanced booking is required.

Ticketing Details:

  • Entry is free for all Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents, all students holding a valid student pass, NUS staff and alumni and ICOM and Museum Roundtable members.
  • To enjoy free entry, please key in "CONC" under discount code when purchasing your ticket.
  • You may need to present a valid proof of identity such as an identity card, Driving License, NUS Staff Card, Student Card or an ICOM or Museum Roundtable Card to enjoy free entry.
  • A $10 fee (incl GST) is applicable for all other visitors. GST Registration No: 200604346E

Cancellation Policy:

  • In the event that the programme is cancelled by the NUS Baba House, you will be provided with a full refund.
  • Cancellations by participants made more than 50 days after the purchase of tickets will be charged a cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations by participants made less than 7 days prior to the event are non-refundable.
Sat Apr 7, 2018
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM SGT
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NUS Baba House
Saturday, 7 Apr : 1.30pm SOLD OUT $10.00
Saturday, 7 Apr : 2.15pm SOLD OUT $10.00
Saturday, 7 Apr : 3.15pm SOLD OUT $10.00
Saturday, 7 Apr : 4.00pm SOLD OUT $10.00
Venue Address
157 Neil Road, Singapore 088883 Singapore
Nearest MRT Station: Outram Park (Exit G). Parking facilities available at Everton Road Multi Storey Carpark and Singapore Heart Centre.
NUS Baba House