Before the closures, both museums have organised several programmes and activities for visitors.
An NHB statement said the redevelopment will refresh museum infrastructure, content and offerings to enhance visitors’ experience.
The Singapore Philatelic Museum will be closed from March 18, 2019 and is due to reopen at the end of 2020.
The Peranakan Museum will be closed from April 1, 2019 and is slated to be open again in mid-2021.
Housed at 23B Coleman Street, the museum was officially opened on Aug 19, 1995.
It used stamps as a way to introduce Singapore’s heritage, culture and its connections to the world.
Special activities before they close
In the lead-up to its closure, the museum will be holding three open houses free to the public, the NHB said.
There will be Chinese New Year programmes on Feb 6 while visitors can catch The Little Prince exhibition (pictured above) and accompanying programmes for the last time on March 10 and 17.
Redevelopment of the Peranakan Museum at 39 Armenian Street will include a complete revamp of all permanent galleries with new displays and content.
Ahead of its closure, the museum will be holding an Armenian Street Party on March 15 and 16, as part of the NHB’s annual Singapore Heritage Festival.
Other museums to visit
While these museums are getting a makeover, there are lots of other museums you can visit with your kids in Singapore. Check out our guide to fun for free here.
A version of this article first appeared in The New Paper.