About MOE Heritage Centre
MOE Heritage Centre showcases Singapore’s Education Story from the early 19th century to the present. The Centre is set-up to inspire those aspiring to be teachers, affirm the work of serving educators and commemorate the contributions of educators and communities that have shaped education since the founding of Singapore. MOE Heritage Centre is also a facility for teachers’ professional development.
Located at the site of the former New Town Primary School at Commonwealth Drive, work started in 2007 with the setting up of a research team to conduct research and develop a story line for the galleries. Development work on the galleries began in 2008 and was completed in 2011.
To signify the importance of MOE Heritage Centre for teachers, it was officially opened on Teachers’ Day, 1st September 2011, by then Minister for Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat.