Guided Tour Get the Inside Scoop!

Get whisked away to yesteryear on one of our free-of-charge guided tours. Our crew of dedicated docents are on hand to take you on a nuanced journey through time. With a guide at your side, you’ll get to learn more about the scholarly research powering our galleries and glean deeper insight into the artefacts in our midst.   

Begin your free guided IHC experience in the 1st century — when South and Southeast Asia made contact for the 1st time; thereafter, our docent will lead you down some of the intercontinental paths carved out by the Indian diaspora. Cap off your visit by uncovering the personal stories of our very own pioneers and legends.

Our guided tour takes about 60 minutes. It is designed to arm visitors with the bearings to explore our galleries on their own. We welcome a maximum of 20 visitors per group. Meet us at our lobby on Level 1 to embark on the tour. 

Our Tours

Please check in with our front desk on the tour capacity for the day before making your way down. Space is allocated on a first come, first served basis. See you soon!

English Guided Tours

Permanent Galleries

Tuesdays to Fridays




Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays


Special Exhibition - Ente Veedu, My Home: Malayalees in Singapore

(25 Nov 2023 - 15 Sept 2024)

Wednesdays & Fridays


2nd Saturday & last Saturday of the month


Tamil Guided Tours (available on demand, tickets to be purchased on peatix)

Permanent Galleries
1st Saturday of the month 11.00am
Special Exhibition - Ente Veedu, My Home: Malayalees in Singapore

(25 Nov 23 - 15 Sept 24)

1st Saturday of the month  2.00pm
Mandarin Guided Tours
Permanent Galleries
2nd Saturday of the month 11.00am

If you’re looking to arrange a trip with your school or organisation, please head over to our School Visits and Group Booking pages respectively.