This is the complete guide on how to get to MINT Museum of Toys by MRT. Based on our experience using the MRT in Singapore, there is no better way to get to this museum than to use the MRT.
Once you land at Changi Airport try to access the MRT network right away. Then, when you book a hotel room near a station, you won’t even have to get a taxi or private car throughout your entire stay in the city.
There are many clear benefits of using the MRT to get to MINT Museum of Toys. First of all, it is reliable and affordable. The cost per trip is cheaper than getting a taxi. Secondly, you don’t have to worry about getting in a traffic jam. And third, you don’t have to even think about parking a vehicle, and paying to park.
MINT Museum of Toys is conveniently located near multiple MRT stations. Therefore, walking to the museum is straightforward regardless of your fitness level.
Why should you visit MINT Museum of Toys?
MINT Museum of Toys is a popular ‘niche’ museum in Singapore that showcases a world-class collection of vintage toys and collectable items. When you visit you will be able to check out all kinds of cool toys, but also vintage posters. At the time of writing, MINT Museum of Toys had 8,500 items on display from over 40 different countries around the world.
There are four thematic levels at MINT Museum of Toys (Characters, Outerspace, Childhood Favourites and Collectables. This diverse range makes it an interesting place to visit for a wide range of guests. Although you may not find every exhibit interesting, you are bound to enjoy at least one of them! Expect to see Singaporeans, tourists, children, collectors and student groups during a visit here.
MINT Museum of Toys is also close to many other museums in Singapore. This means that you can easily integrate it into an itinerary. Conveniently, MINT Museum of Toys is surrounded by high quality, well-priced hotels which makes it a convenient place to stay near.
Naumi Hotel (5-star, 8.8/10 review score) and Heritage Collection on Seah (4-star, 9/10 review score) are two examples of popular places to stay within a 1-minute walk of the Museum. There are also multiple MRT stations within walking distance of MINT Mint Museum of Toys. We will outline how to get from each one to the Museum in the section below.
Getting to MINT Museum of Toys using the MRT
Step 1: Find the nearest station and buy a ticket.
Once your hotel is sorted and you have found the nearest station, it’s time to go to MINT Museum of Toys. The next step is getting an MRT ticket that suits your travel plans while in the city.
In general, the type of MRT tickets that you purchase will depend on how many days you are in the city and how frequently you plan on using public transportation. We have outlined the differences between tickets in the section below.
Types of MRT Tickets in Singapore
At the time of writing there are three different types of MRT tickets/passes available:
- Single trip tickets
- Stored value cards
- Singapore Tourist Passes
The first thing that we recommend is for you to read our complete guide on how to buy MRT tickets in Singapore. This outlines the difference between each type of ticket and whether or not it will suit your own plans while you are in the city.
Single trip tickets, in general, are the best if you were only going to use the MRT once or twice while you are in Singapore. Just simply buy these at the ticketing machine within the decision.
When we first discovered how to get to MINT Museum of Toys by MRT we used a type of stored-value card known as an ‘EZlink card’. Once you buy one of these and top it off with cash they are super easy to use. Just simply top to enter and exit each station and the cash balance will be deducted automatically from the card. Singaporeans and long-term visitors to Singapore use these cards extensively.
The third option is buying a Singapore Tourist Pass. Learn more about tourist passes by reading our comprehensive guide. Singapore Tourist Passes are ideal if you are only spending a few days in the city, but want to see a lot of different attractions. Similar to stored-value cards, you can just tap them to enter and exit each station.
Step 2: Select the station you want to alight at.
The interesting thing about visiting the MINT Museum of Toys is that there are many MRT stations within close walking distance of the Museum. Consequently, it’s a matter of finding the most convenient one for you.
According to the official website for the MINT Museum of Toys, there are four different stations that can be used to access the museum. We have summarized them below with their respective MRT lines:
City Hall Station – North-South (red) and East-West (green)
Bugis Station – East-West (green) and Downtown (blue)
Bras Basah Station – Circle (orange)
Esplanade Station – Circle (orange)
Step 3: Ride the MRT to City Hall, Bugis, Bras Basah or Esplanade Station.
When you are ready to go to the MINT Museum of Toys refer to the train map in the station. Look to see if you need to transfer lines along the way to the museum.
While you were on the train listen for the verbal announcement being made. These are designed to inform you of the next station coming up on the line. You can also refer to the signs on each train to see where you are and when you will be getting off.
Step 4: Alight at City Hall, Bugis, Bras Basah or Esplanade Station and walk to MINT Museum of Toys.
Regardless of which station you get off at, be sure to bring all your belongings off of the train.
Next, you will have to find the appropriate exit to walk to the MINT Museum of Toys. In the section below we will outline how to get from each station to the Museum.
Walking from City Hall Station to MINT Museum of Toys
The MINT Museum of Toys is geographically northeast of City Hall Station.
Take Exit A to walk from City Hall Station to MINT Museum of Toys. Walk south along North Bridge Road until you reach Seah Road. At Seah road, turn right (east) and you should see the entrance to the Museum.
The walk from City Hall Station to MINT Museum of Toys is 500 metres and this should take you 6 minutes.
Walking from Bugis Station to MINT Museum of Toys
The MINT Museum of Toys is geographically southwest of Bugis Station.
Take Exit C to walk from Bugis Station to MINT Museum of Toys. Walk south along North Bridge Rd. and then turn left at Seah Street.
The walk from Bugis Station to MINT Museum of Toys is 350 metres and this should take you only 4 minutes.
Walking from Bras Basah Station to MINT Museum of Toys
The MINT Museum of Toys is geographically east of Bugis Station.
Take Exit A to walk from Bras Basah Station to MINT Museum of Toys. Walk south along Bras Basah Rd. and then turn left onto North Bridge Rd. Walk north along North Bridge Road and then turn right onto Seah Street.
The walk from Bras Basah Station to MINT Museum of Toys is 650 metres and this should take you only 8 minutes.
Walking from Esplanade Station to MINT Museum of Toys
The MINT Museum of Toys is geographically northwest of Esplanade Station.
Take Exit F to walk from Esplanade Station to MINT Museum of Toys. Walk north along Beach Rd. and then turn left onto Seah Street. Walk west along Seah Street until you reach the entrance of the Museum
The walk from Esplanade Station to MINT Museum of Toys is 350 metres and this should take you only 5 minutes.
Is it a smart idea to stay near the MINT Museum of Toys while in Singapore?
Although the Mint Museum of Toys is not directly located on Marina Bay or Chinatown, it is in a surprisingly convenient area of the city. If you stay near the Museum then you will be very close to these four MRT stations and a wide variety of well-priced hotels.
Marina Bay and other popular areas such as Clarke Quay are very easy to access from this area of the city. Either walk or take a short MRT ride.
Conveniently, there is a cluster of hotels right around MINT Museum of Toys. Some of the highest-rated properties include:
Naumi Hotel (5-star, 8.8/10 review score)
Heritage Collection on Seah (4-star, 9/10 review score)
Hotel NuVe Heritage (4-star, 8.3/10 review score)
Raffles Singapore (5-star, 9.6/10 review score)
As you can see by the review score is listed, these are well-managed properties according to most guests. Ideally, if you do have the budget try to stay at Raffles Singapore. This is arguably the most famous and best luxury hotel in the entire city. It is regarded as a tourist attraction on its own right! Please keep in mind that we do not have a direct partnership with any of these properties but we are just recommending them according to their review scores and location relative to MINT Museum of Toys.
More questions about getting to the MINT Museum of Toys?
This complete guide on how to get to MINT Museum of Toys by MRT has been created to make your trip faster, easier, and cheaper. If for some reason you do require additional information please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Feel free to send us an email anytime and we would be more than happy to help you in any way that we can.
The exciting thing about visiting the MINT Museum of Toys is that it is very close to many other high-quality museums in Singapore. You can literally make a museum itinerary for at least one or two days in this area. Singapore Art Museum and National Museum of Singapore are just two examples of great museums nearby.
There are also great shopping malls near the MINT Museum of Toys as well. For instance, Suntec City is only a few minutes southeast of the Museum. Bugis Junction is only minutes north of the Museum.
We hope that you enjoy your time at the MINT Museum of Toys!