Singapore has long ranked among the world’s busiest ports — at any given moment there are around 1,000 vessels in the port with a ship arriving or leaving every two to three minutes. More than 130,000 ships call on Singapore each year. The Maritime Experiential Museum makes Singapore’s rich maritime history accessible to visitors through a series of interactive, multi-sensory exhibits.
The museum was originally built to house the Jewel of Muscat, and this stunning replica of a ninth-century Arab dhow gifted by the sultanate of Oman remains the crowning jewel of the museum’s collection. Other notable attractions include a collection of artifacts salvaged from the Bakau shipwreck off the coast of Belitung Island, a recreation of an Arab souk, a historic ship harbor with full-scale replicas of five historic vessels and the 150-seat, 360-degree Typhoon Theatre where visitors board a virtual ship bound for Arabia.
The Maritime Experiential Museum is located within Resort World Sentosa and is included in admission to the S.E.A. Aquarium.