The New Maritime Experiential Museum at Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Ship Interior

Experience the historic maritime silk route like never before at the revamped Maritime Experiential Museum at Resorts World Sentosa.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Silk Route entrance

After some nine months of renovations, the Maritime Experiential Museum (MEM) is ready to bring its guests on new adventures with its all-new features and redesigned galleries. The Museum will reopen on 29 December 2017.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Voyagers

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Souk entrance

This upgrade is much needed given the developments in visitor attractions in the last few years. The original souk and artifacts galleries, while visually attractive, formed a dated “show and tell” experience. Much of the revamp happened in these two areas. Typhoon Theatre, the iconic attraction-within-the-attraction, was left unchanged.

The Explorers

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Maritime Explorers Marco Polo Sang Nila Utama Ibn Batuta Zheng He

Four wayfarers, Marco Polo, Sang Nila Utama, Ibn Batuta and Zheng He, greet you at the Briefing Room.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Maritime Wayfarers Sang Nila Utama and Ibn Battuta

Their force spirits will guide you through your journey in the museum.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Maritime Explorer Small Ship

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Explorers Library

After the introduction, a few of these thematic library spaces and map rooms introduce you to the various maritime discovery and trade routes.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Maritime Globe Room

Learn to Navigate

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Maritime Navigation

The library leads into the lower deck of a ship, where you can learn about maritime navigation, nautical knots and more through interactive exhibits.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Maritime Rope and Board

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Astrolabe

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Maritime Knots

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Gazing Out of the Ship

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Map Table

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Map Display

The Jewel of Muscat

The deck windows open up to the Jewel of Muscat, the all-traditional ship that sailed from Oman to Singapore without the use of modern technology.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Jewel of Muscat

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Jewel of Muscat interactive

And now, you can explore the ship virtually with this high-tech tablet.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Bao Chuan Ship Models

More vessels can be discovered in the next gallery. Speak to the crew member here to learn more.

Maritime Coin History and Marketplace

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Coin Production

Find out how trade has led to the emergence of money and explore the new marketplace gallery.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Trade and Souk Market

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Trade and Souk Market Spices

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Trade and Souk Market Fine Silver

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Trade and Souk Market Lanterns and Lamps

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Trade and Souk Market Ornate Shoes

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Trade and Souk Market Cloth Bundles

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Trade and Souk Market Silver Kris

Choose your own Adventure

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / The voyage splits here

And then you’re at the crossroads – you’ll need to go through a typhoon or survive a pirate attack to continue.

Typhoon Theatre

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Typhoon Theatre

For $3, you can experience the perils of sailing into an unrelenting storm at this multimedia show. The ride media is same as the one that opened with the original museum back in 2011.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Typhoon Theatre

Pirate Encounter

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Pirate Encounter experience

Alternatively, head right and you can enter this burning ship.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Pirate Encounter inside

The Pirate Encounter takes place in an entirely new space carved from the Bao Chuan’s hull.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Pirate Encounter stairs

It falls short when only simple effects such as gentle LED lines and projections fill the decks here. Maybe it needs performers or some physical effects. This is not Pirates of the Caribbean, unfortunately.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Pirate Encounter Shipwreck

Ports of Call

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / WELL DONE You Have Survived!

Either paths will lead you to the basement of the Museum, where the maritime explorers congratulate you on your survival. WELL DONE.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Ports of Call

The new Ports of Call areas are highly thematic spaces that are great spots to capture your moments in the museum. The Quanzhou and Malacca area are expansive and rich with detail.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Ports of Call 2

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Ports of Call Tea Salon

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Ports of Call - Fine Ceramics Trade

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Ports of Call Perfume Bottles

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Ports of Call Malacca

The Malacca zone brings some iconic scenes to Singapore – to the joy of shutterbugs.

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Ports of Call Malacca section

Resorts World Sentosa - Maritime Experiential Museum 2017 / Ports of Call Malacca Christ Church Melaka

MEM’s extensive revamp fixes some of the issues of the original museum – namely its dated feel, and that the experience wasn’t that memorable – often shadowed by the S.E.A. Aquarium. This is still a niche museum, and it was a bold move to close the museum for most of 2017 to redesign the experience – and not just abandon ship for an entirely new concept. There are still pockets of empty spaces, which might be used to hold temporary experiences like the Pokemon Research Exhibition. With its new immersive exhibits and seasonal events, it might make it worthwhile to revisit. RWS is offering discounted tickets as part of the opening special.

The Museum is no longer the main entrance to the S.E.A. Aquarium, although a side gate at the basement level will link to the Aquarium, just like old times.

Maritime Experiential Museum (2017 Renewal)

Resorts World Sentosa
Opens Daily, 10:00AM – 7:00PM.

The Museum will reopen on 29 December 2017.

Category Standard Singapore Resident
Adult

$12 $9
Child (Age 4 – 12)

$8 $6
Senior (Age 60 and above)

$5 $5

Maritime Experiential Museum Bundle with S.E.A. Aquarium

Get the complete experience of the seas with a visit to The Maritime Experiential Museum first, followed by S.E.A. Aquarium.

Category Standard Singapore Resident
Adult

$45 $39
Child (Age 4 – 12)

$33 $25
Senior (Age 60 and above)

$30 $30
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One Response to The New Maritime Experiential Museum at Resorts World Sentosa

  1. Roz December 27, 2017 at 11:59 am #

    it took me a while to realise that *that part* was the Maritime museum 😂

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