National Gallery Singapore
National Gallery Singapore
4.5
Architectural BuildingsArt Museums
10:00 AM - 9:00 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
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Admission tickets
from S$14.00
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: City Hall
How to get there
  • Raffles Place • 9 min walk
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  • genibre69
    London, United Kingdom3,383 contributions
    Steep entry fee
    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.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 March 2023
  • andyh67186334
    Coalville, United Kingdom6,814 contributions
    An Escape from the Heat
    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.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Mavi5
    Invercargill, New Zealand65 contributions
    Maybe next time...
    Oops - did not read Trip Advisor before going, so unaware that we needed a sticker pass to enter most galleries. Astonishingly, there is no signage anywhere that we could find that tells you this helpful information, or indeed that you purchase it at the service information desk on the 2nd level. We even went back to look for it at our point of entry to the building (unsuccessfully). We only found out when being (politely) asked to leave the one gallery we found because we didn't have a sticker. A little embarrassing. Signage and information not visible to those who are not familiar with the building and its protocols. We would have happily paid if we had known the system. So from our perspective, the art gallery is a large and beautiful building with art works artworks that are inaccessible. By the time we had worked out what we needed to do we had lost all enthusiasm and we gave up.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Scott M
    Canada1 contribution
    Cheap Imitation Architecture
    "The go-to place for Southeast Asian art and Singaporean history." ... only to feature the most cliché European architectural style, almost a replica of The National Gallery in London. The whole premise is already a cheap imitation, what hope is there for creativity?
    Visited June 2023
    Written 30 July 2023
  • lucycan
    San Diego, California3,446 contributions
    Wonderful
    So they took the old supreme court and old parliament buildings and turned them into the National Gallery. Pretty damn cool. Lots of spaces that are FREE and open to the public plus some special exhibits that cost a ticket. Do not leave without a visit to the rooftop!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 September 2023
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tintinfan2013
London, UK643 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Very impressive, especially if you are interested in architecture. Small bug interesting collection, much of which is displayed in the old court rooms (complete with wooden panelling and old courtroom furniture). Very laid back atmosphere - loved wandering around. Wonderful roof garden. Very helpful and friendly staff.
Written 20 November 2023
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Keith K
Alton, UK214 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
Visited the National Gallery of Singapore and spent about two hours viewing the artworks, the gallery is housed in two national monumnets, the former supreme court and city hall buildings. There's a free audio guide or for english speaking visitors, there are daily tours (booked in advance)
Written 14 October 2023
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,897 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was an excellent museum housed in the former city hall and Supreme Court buildings.

What we appreciated was the focus on the local artists which provided a lot more insight into their works, backgrounds and development over time. Themes were well organized and lots of good details and explanations.

Some of the more controversial art due to content or nudity were behind door entrances. Nothing seemed very outlandish to me.

Don’t overlook the design of the building itself especially the courtyard in between the two buildings. The enclosed space along with the diffused light made for a very nice spot to just take a break in between galleries.

The rooftop was quite hot but also a nice place to take in views of the surrounding. There were some chairs surrounding an inflatable piece of art.

Also on site were a couple of very nice restaurants including Odette and the National Kitchen by Violet Oon.
Written 5 October 2023
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lucycan
San Diego, CA3,446 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
So they took the old supreme court and old parliament buildings and turned them into the National Gallery. Pretty damn cool. Lots of spaces that are FREE and open to the public plus some special exhibits that cost a ticket. Do not leave without a visit to the rooftop!
Written 3 September 2023
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GassyDoha
Singapore, Singapore309 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
If you are an Arts lover then you will fall in love with this place. Otherwise you will be mesmerized by the beautiful architecture. Try to get a local guide as there are many small details that might miss the human eye. Every painting has a story to tell. Try to relate to it! This is definitely the best gallery in the world.
Written 4 August 2023
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Scott M
Canada1 contribution
Jun 2023
"The go-to place for Southeast Asian art and Singaporean history."

... only to feature the most cliché European architectural style, almost a replica of The National Gallery in London.

The whole premise is already a cheap imitation, what hope is there for creativity?
Written 30 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tran Quoc Tuan (Daniel)
Hanoi, Vietnam107 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
That's an average museum when I compare with National Gallery of Australia, South Korea and Vietnam. I can find a picture of Tardieu - one of the most famous French artist in Vietnam.
Written 30 July 2023
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Mavi5
Invercargill, New Zealand65 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Oops - did not read Trip Advisor before going, so unaware that we needed a sticker pass to enter most galleries. Astonishingly, there is no signage anywhere that we could find that tells you this helpful information, or indeed that you purchase it at the service information desk on the 2nd level. We even went back to look for it at our point of entry to the building (unsuccessfully). We only found out when being (politely) asked to leave the one gallery we found because we didn't have a sticker. A little embarrassing. Signage and information not visible to those who are not familiar with the building and its protocols. We would have happily paid if we had known the system.

So from our perspective, the art gallery is a large and beautiful building with art works artworks that are inaccessible. By the time we had worked out what we needed to do we had lost all enthusiasm and we gave up.
Written 21 July 2023
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA472 contributions
May 2023
Beautiful gallery on the history of Singapore - the supreme court wing has many interesting artifacts on the founding of Singapore.
Written 10 June 2023
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andyh67186334
Coalville, UK6,814 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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NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost S$14.35, while a popular guided tour starts around S$8.04 per person.

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