Explore the NUS Baba House


Sign up for this opportunity to explore the NUS Baba House! On Saturday, 13 May, we are introducing a new program for visitors who are keen to discover the house on their own at any of the three entry timings. After a short introduction of the house, you will be invited to explore the rooms at your own pace.

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 level was added to the building around 1910 and was previously a bedroom but is now adapted as a gallery for exhibitions and projects. Accumulated studies and findings are brought together under the current project Preserve/Conserve/Restore: Studies at 157 Neil Road which invites participation from researchers, practitioners and artists with an interest in architectural conservation and urban history.

Free, Limited to 25 pax per time slot. Suitable for adults and children aged 12 and above. Advanced booking is required.

Sat May 13, 2017
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM SGT
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NUS Baba House
Sat, 13 May 2017: 12.30pm FULL
Sat, 13 May 2017: 1.00pm FULL
Sat, 13 May 2017: 1.30pm FULL
Venue Address
157 Neil Road, Singapore 088883 Singapore
Nearest MRT Station: Outram Park (Exit G). Parking facilities available at Everton Road Multi Storey Carpark and Singapore Heart Centre.
NUS Baba House