Maritime Experiential Museum
Maritime Experiential Museum
Resorts World Sentosa

Maritime Experiential Museum

Resorts World Sentosa

History of The Maritime Silk Route

Supporting family activities that educate and entertain, the Museum draws on Singapore’s history as a port of call on the Maritime Silk Route through the Strait of Malacca connecting Indian and Pacific Oceans. We located the Museum at the waterfront, where it creates a dramatic first impression, especially when lit at night. Its form — reminiscent of the hull of a ship – introduces the theme of the Museum. Next door, a working marina showcases examples of sea-going vessels.

Seagoing and Storytelling

Inside, the exhibits immerse visitors in stories of the Silk Route, renowned seafarers and legendary pirates through 15 thematic galleries, interactive installations and a multi-sensory Typhoon Theatre. Outdoors, the adjacent Showplace Theater at the base of Universal Plaza seats 2,000 people on large stone steps where they view a nightly sound and light show in the water. Seen from across the bay, the show epitomizes the fun and drama of the resort.

Project Details

Project Lead:

Patrick Burke, AIA

Professional Credits:

Associate Architect – DP Architects

Exhibit Designer – Ralph Appelbaum Associates


Sentosa, Singapore

Completion Date:



Sustainability Certificate – BCA Gold Plus Green Mark

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