National Gallery Singapore
National Gallery Singapore
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Art Museums
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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National Gallery Singapore is a leading visual arts institution in Southeast Asia which oversees the world’s largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and the region. Situated in the heart of the Civic District, the National Gallery Singapore has been beautifully restored and transformed from the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings into an exciting new visual arts venue.
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from S$10.50
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Neighbourhood: City Hall
How to get there
  • Raffles Place • 9 min walk
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andyh67186334
Coalville, UK6,777 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
It's my fourth visit to Singapore in 31 years, and I have always walked past the National Gallery but have never ventured inside. It was a very hot day, so I went inside to escape the heat. It's a very grand and imposing building inside, but I did not see any of the exhibits. Some of the gallery is free and some areas you have to pay for.
Written 31 May 2023
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genibre69
London, UK3,312 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
TBF I am not the biggest fan of modern and postmodern art so I should have done more digging on what this is about before going here. I think the S$20 is very steep, considering I feel there could be more art displayed. There’s a fair amount of white space, even though the space is ENORMOUS.
Written 30 March 2023
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John Chee
Singapore12 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Unexpected . Interactive. A sight to behold. I felt inspired and alive after the visit. It’s a visit unlike any I’ve had to other museums
Written 29 January 2023
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Anamika T
29 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Beautiful architecture. We visited on 8th Jan and entry was free for all that day because of the light to night festival till 23 Jan. We went to Supreme court building as well which is connected with National Gallery at level 3. We also went to level 5 to Padang which is famous for the panoramic views of the city.
Written 11 January 2023
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Mel
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
I’d strongly recommend the National Gallery for those who appreciate art and architecture. Each work is accompanied with a write-up in English, but even if you’re not interested in reading, there’s plenty of art to visually take in.

Your ticket should allow you access to multiple exhibitions, including those on Singapore’s art history, Southeast Asian art through the last few decades, and a couple more that are regularly rotated throughout the year. Tickets are also free for locals, which is awesome! Do look up the exhibitions prior to coming down, in case some are closed in preparation for the next installation.

The gallery isn’t too crowded - I went down on a Sunday afternoon and had lots of space to myself. If you intend on carefully going through pretty much every art piece, I suggest you dedicate a full day here (or more). Otherwise, an afternoon should be sufficient for a simple walk-through of the various exhibitions.
Written 27 November 2022
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inja48
Bondi, Australia148 contributions
Oct 2022
Every visit to Singapore I visit the gallery, and I am never disappointed.
The buildings, former City Hall and High Court , are beautiful and the art exhibitions are a bonus!I
I thoroughly enjoyed Chua Mia Tee's paintings and the riverside free walk/talk before going through exhibition was informative and I highly recommend.
Written 5 November 2022
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SeeTheW0rld62
Sunnyvale, CA1,420 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed the National Gallery. There is a lot of of free access to exhibits. The highlight was the Wu Guanzhong gallery with beautiful paintings. The enclosed courtyard between the buildings is a great setting. The metal trees supporting the roof make the supports into works of art. There is a room where the Japanese surrendered to the Allied forces at the end of WW2 but the main surrender was on the USS Missouri air craft carrier in Tokyo Bay. The surrender in Singapore was likely an event to stoke Lord Mountbatten's ego.
Written 29 October 2022
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Glenn W
Sydney, Australia317 contributions
Oct 2022
The National Gallery is a bit like Singapore - a blend of east and west but in this case a blend of old and new as well. If you like grand old architecture, the building itself won't disappoint. A grand old dame outside (and in certain parts inside), modern and arty inside. The former Supreme Court wing (if I can call it that) and the cells are an interesting part of the building. As for the art it is plentiful. Some galleries seem to be at pains to be politically correct and have a left wing bent, so you may or may not enjoy this depending on your political bent. Either way, a great experience. Plan on leaving plenty of time for your tour - I took several hours and felt like I was dipping my toe into a pool. Plenty to see.
Written 17 October 2022
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Andrew D
Singapore, Singapore381 contributions
Oct 2022
Lovely architecture with many beautiful paintings worth admiring. They also offer many interesting side exhibitions.
Written 10 October 2022
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annminky
United States1,579 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Nice place. The architecture of this building is so unique. Lots to see. Wide open space. You need half a day to visit. Worth visiting if you like art.
Written 10 August 2022
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NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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National Gallery Singapore is open:
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Thu 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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