Take a 5-minute walk from Singapore’s City Hall MRT station, and you’ll eventually stumble upon a small museum like no other.
The MINT Museum of Toys is the only space in the country entirely dedicated to showcasing vintage and old-school toys, memorabilia, and collectibles from around the world. And now, we’ve even got our little docent to guide you through our toys!
Our XperienceAR Museum is an Augmented Reality (AR) museum experience featuring the world-famous Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince). Join him as he goes through a “Journey of Rediscovery” through our museum.
While our Virtual Museum lets you see the most popular toys in our collection from the comfort of your home, our AR Museum elevates your real-life museum experience through carefully curated AR touchpoints. Once you’ve finished your AR journey with us, you can bring the AR cards home and enjoy them anytime you wish!
How does it work?
You can only experience the XperienceAR Museum (for the first time at least!) on-site at our museum premises in Singapore.
Once you arrive in our main lobby, use our free Wifi to download the MINT Museum of Toys phone application, available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. You can also download the app ahead of your visit.
You’ll receive a goodie bag containing 37 AR cards and a Journey of Rediscovery Map. As you go through our museum, look for the corresponding AR indicators around you. When you see an indicator, scan the matching card from your card deck with the phone app, and an AR touchpoint (complete with voice, sound effects, and even visuals!) will pop up.
This AR experience adds an engaging and interactive dimension to our one-of-a-kind museum in Singapore, with the toys ‘talking to you’ in their own voices. Some of the best-loved vintage toys featured in the AR touchpoints include Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Betty Boop!
Turn up the sound and listen closely to get additional information on the toy or character, and the history and stories behind our collections. Here’s just a handful of the experiences you’ll get to have on this AR tour:
- Meet Buck Rogers and his trusty gang of space explorers (Outerspace, Level 5)
- Have a heart-to-heart chat with Pinocchio (Characters, Level 4)
- Zoom in on the Smallest Doll in the World (Childhood Favourites, Level 3)
- Say hello to a Climbing Monkey from Germany (Collectables, Level 2)
- Learn about the history of Winnie-the-Pooh from the bear himself (Stairwells)
Visit Singapore’s one and only MINT Museum of Toys today
If you’ve been searching for the best kid-friendly museums to visit in Singapore, the MINT Museum of Toys deserves a spot on your list!
The AR Museum is our latest addition to the museum’s various experiences and modernises a typical museum day out with AR technology. Learn about valuable vintage toys, take a peek at exclusive hidden stories behind old collectibles, and spend quality time together with family or friends in a unique museum unlike any other.
Don’t think that just because we’re a toy museum, we’re exclusively a children’s museum too. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy our collections, special exhibitions, and even activity spaces set up around our various floors. One peek at our collections – featuring some of your childhood favourites – and we promise you’ll feel just like a kid again.