Singapore General Hospital Museum

1. Bowyer Block

Located within the grounds of Singapore General Hospital is a museum, named SGH Museum. The hospital and museum are just across the road from Hotel Re! Use the pedestrian bridge from Outram Park MRT Station, then walk to your right past the morgue. *Shudders*

Singapore General Hospital Museum

2. frontage

Singapore General Hospital Museum

3. part of the hospital’s history

Housed in the Bowyer Block, it was officially opened by the then Singapore President SR Nathan on May 20, 2005. Bowyer Block is an architectural landmark within the SGH Campus. On Nov 11, 2009, RAdm (NS) Lui Tuck Yew, Acting Minister, MICA, announced the gazetting on Bowyer Block as a National Monument, making it one of the 62 national monuments in Singapore.

Singapore General Hospital Museum

4. The Hippocratic Oath

Singapore General Hospital Museum

5. some of the exhibits

Today, this museum is a repository of artefacts and records that trace the long and rich history of the hospital. It also showcases the development of medical specialties and medical education in Singapore, presented in the latest state-of-the-art audiovisual and multimedia technology.

Singapore General Hospital Museum

6. butter dish with lid that was used to serve patients in the hospital’s First Class Ward

Singapore General Hospital Museum

7. documentation on the hospital

Photography is not allowed here at the museum but visitors are free to explore the various interactive exhibitions over the two levels of the building and learn about the changing role of healthcare services in Singapore. As you can see, a visit to SGH Museum may not be interesting for everyone but those in healthcare may find it useful.

Singapore General Hospital Museum

8. newspaper clipping on the first kidney transplant performed at the hospital and on other kidney news

Singapore General Hospital Museum

9. on renal treatment

As for me, I found the Outram Campus Heritage Trail more exciting. Request for the booklet from the receptionist at the museum. The booklet comes with a hertiage trail location map that will take you around the Singapore General Hospital (Outram Campus). Covering nine landmarks, it takes about 1.5 hours to complete.

Singapore General Hospital Museum

10. medical books

Singapore General Hospital Museum

11. piano that was used for music therapy

SGH Museum
Add: Bowyer Block Clock Tower, Singapore General Hospital, 11, Third Hospital Avenue, Singapore 168751.
Tel: +65 6326 5294
Fax: +65 6326 6839
Email: museum@sgh.com.sg
Web: SGH Museum

Singapore General Hospital Museum

12. operating table

Opening hours:
10am – 8pm (Tues – Sun)
*closed on Mondays and Public Holidays

Group tours: The Museum accepts group bookings for up to 20 pax. Schools interested in an educational tour are to submit an advanced booking request either by telephone or email.

*Admission is free-of-charge.

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