Self-guided Saturdays at the NUS Baba House - February 2023

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Self-guided Saturdays at the NUS Baba House - February 2023

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NUS Baba House 157 Neil Road Singapore, 088883 Singapore

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

On Saturday afternoons, we throw open our doors for visitors who are keen to discover the house on their own at any of the entry times. In this self-guided visit, you will be welcome to explore the rooms at your own pace after a short introduction to the house.

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 floor has been converted to an art gallery for exhibitions and projects that foster contemporary engagements with Peranakan culture and the history and architecture of the house. Academic researchers and art practitioners are invited to explore and present on the community and neighbourhood from different perspectives.

Limited to 10 pax per time slot and suitable for adults and children aged 12 and above, advanced booking is required.

Ticketing Details:

A $10 fee (excluding GST and Eventbrite processing fees) is applicable. GST Registration No: 200604346E

Certain individuals can enjoy free entry - please see the list below if you are eligible. For free entry, please key in "CONC" under promo code when purchasing your ticket. You will need to present a valid proof of identity at the door, such as an identity card, Driving License, NUS Staff Card, Student Card or an ICOM or Museum Roundtable Card to enjoy free entry. Entrants with no valid proof of identity may be turned away.

Entry is free only for all:

  • Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Students holding a valid student pass
  • NUS staff
  • NUS alumni
  • ICOM and Museum Roundtable members.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that the programme is cancelled by the NUS Baba House, you will be provided with a refund of the ticket price and GST. Please note that Eventbrite fees are non-refundable.

Cancellations by participants made less than 7 days prior to the event are non-refundable.

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • Please book your ticket via Eventbrite before visiting the house.
  • Wearing of face mask is optional.
  • Effective 1 June 2022, group visits of only up to 10 persons per time slot are permitted.
  • Please do not visit if you are unwell.