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Once Upon a Time on the Orient Express

December 12, 2020 - June 13, 2021

The Orient Express

Right here in Singapore.

Lovers of history, locomotives, travel and adventure can board the original Orient Express from a reconstituted train platform, and explore the following :

  • an exhibition featuring two original Orient Express train carriages as well as the impressive locomotive engine
  • an interactive experience focusing on the history of the Orient Express and how it linked Europe and the Orient
  • a collection of historic, one-of-a-kind artefacts from the original Orient Express
  • dine @ the Orient Express Road Cafe, visit the museum boutique

Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express – through some of the most extraordinary objects and documents to showcase centuries old history – retraces the legacy of the train, allowing visitors to discover events that transformed the world and shaped the map.

Two original 1930 train carriages (classified as National Treasures of France) and a 158 year old locomotive will be shipped from France to Singapore. Around 300 items – artefacts, furniture, uniforms, shields, a sleeping car, affiches, original Louis Vuitton luggage from back in time, porcelain, documents and much more – have been restored to their former glory, replicating the heyday of luxury rail travel. And history and intrigue.

A merchandising area offers memorabilia, toys and collectors’ items for sale.

An Orient Express road cafe will feature coffee blends that were discovered and made famous by the many stops on the Orient Express route.

The experience will take approximately 45 minutes.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays : 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays : 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Saturdays : 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

Christmas Eve : 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Christmas Day : 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
New Years Eve : 10.00 a.m. to 17.00 p.m.
New Years Day : 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Chinese New Years Eve : 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Chinese New Years : 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

@ the West Lawn, beside the Bayfront Plaza.

Standard tickets @ S$25.00
Family Bundle (2 Adults & 2 Children between the ages of 3 and 12 years ): $88.00

Free admission for children under the age of 3.

There will be ramps to get into the exhibition, but wheelchair access into the train carriages themselves is not available.


December 12, 2020  
to June 13
S$25.00 - S$88.00
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