Fridays - Sundays & Public Holidays
0930 - 1730 hrs
Embark on an unforgettable journey and explore the Battlebox at your own pace.
ABOUT THE BATTLEBOX
Embark on an unforgettable journey into the Battlebox, an authentic World War II secret Command Centre built 9 metres underground in the late 1930s.
Explore the labyrinth of rooms and corridors and view amazing wartime artefacts.
Watch the war unfold on land and on sea, follow the battles in the air, and discover the tension and drama behind the decision to surrender on the last day when Singapore fell on 15 February 1942.
Embrace your bold side, soldier!
THE BATTLEBOX STORY
Built in 1936, the Battlebox is a former WWII British underground command centre inside Fort Canning Hill in the heart of Singapore City. It was part of the headquarters of Malaya Command, the army which defended Malaya and Singapore in WWII. It was inside the Battlebox that the British made the decision to surrender Singapore to the invading Japanese on 15 February 1942.
Today, the Battlebox is a museum managed by Singapore History Consultants Pte Ltd. Relaunched on 13 February 2016, the restored underground command centre unveils the true causes behind “the worst disaster and largest capitulation in British history”.
Your visit contributes to the costs of running and maintaining this priceless historical monument.
We are proud to be chosen as the Top 1% worldwide, #1 Museum in Singapore & #6 Museum in Asia on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site!
(Above) An original painting commissioned by Singapore History Consultants. See this and other historical paintings for yourself during your visit of the Battlebox!
ASSOCIATE COMPANIES & ATTRACTIONS
The Battlebox is managed by Singapore History Consultants Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based heritage and research consultancy established since 1995.
Creator of The Original Singapore Walks®, Journeys Pte Ltd is an award-winning heritage specialist and travel company with a special expertise in heritage-based tours in Singapore
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