National Gallery Singapore

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National Gallery Singapore
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Art Museums
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
About
Situated in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District, National Gallery Singapore oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Southeast Asia. Housed in two beautifully restored national monuments – City Hall and former Supreme Court – are impeccably curated exhibitions that reveal the region’s cultural legacy and art histories. Come visit the Gallery today and discover Singapore and Southeast Asia’s rich heritage through stunning modern art masterpieces.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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from SGD 10.00
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: City Hall
How to get there
  • Raffles Place • 9 min walk
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JACKIE
7 contributions
Hoping for better
Oct 2020
Purchased a general admission ticket because I only wanted to wander the building to enjoy the architecture and significance of this iconic building in Singapore's history.

Became unsure where to go I asked a staff member for directions unfortunately when I arrived in the lift at the upper floor -apparently a no go zone for my colour coded ticket on my chest- a female staff RAN towards me with her finger pointing and admonishing me.

I explained my situation and was only needing to pass through- the explanation seemed to satisfy her but I became very sad and quickly left the building.

When the world is a better place would your staff be kinder perhaps?
Written 17 September 2021
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Kavita
3 contributions
Restaurants in National gallery.
Apr 2021
I have been to a few restaurants in the National Gallery but my favourite one is Violet Oon Restaurant. I have been there a couple of times. It's a pretty place and the service was very good.
Written 13 July 2021
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Francis
2 contributions
Another time
Mar 2021
Not all the galleries were open but staff were very helpful. Did not get a chance to reserve seats for dinner in the gallery .
Written 26 June 2021
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Blok103
Liverpool, UK283 contributions
Good day out
Jan 2021
A great way to spend a day, afternoon or hour. Well laid out spacious gallery with a variety of art exhibits
Written 20 March 2021
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,534 contributions
A return to excellence
Mar 2021 • Solo
Nice to return to the National Gallery. Not been there this year. The two exhibitions which were hastily put in place instead of the Picasso / Matisse Exhibition cancelled as a result of Covid - they were a disaster. Even a guided tour of the galleries failed to convince me of their appeal.

A new exhibition by Georgette Chen. Georgette Chen: At Home in the Word exhibition has opened at the National Gallery in Singapore. An excellent exhibition with many of her works from early until the end of her career. Two self portraits are included in the exhibition and family portraits. Brilliant exhibition!!!

Georgette Chen Li Ying, born Chang Li Ying 张荔英October 1906–15 March 1993) was a Singaporean painter known for her Post-Impressionistic styled oil paintings at the turn of the 20th-century. She was a pioneer of the visual arts in Singapore, who contributed to the birth of the Nanyang art style in Singapore. Chen also joined the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1954 as a teacher and lecturer until her hospitalisation. She was also the first woman to teach at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), and also the only one schooled in Paris, France.

Another exhibition Wu Guan Zhong: Learning from the Master is an exhibition of works by the students of the legendary Wu Guan Zhong. Well worth a visit.

Good to see the National Gallery back on track.
Written 15 March 2021
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wuyi
3 contributions
"A place of Art"
Sep 2020 • Friends
They have a two story high artistically designed small library inside. The books displayed there were all art related.

The artwork displayed there consists of all types
Written 15 January 2021
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Xiaoxuan N
Singapore, Singapore57 contributions
Rude and unprofessional staff
Dec 2020 • Family
Some staff are rude and unprofessional. One man in particular does not seem to understand that art is about creativity and being able to express oneself in different ways rather than making carbon copies of others’ work. He was adamant on forcing 4 year olds make paper Christmas trees exactly the way he wants, even though it is clear that this project is way beyond their current capabilities and they were completely disinterested after the first few steps as they could not follow at all. I cannot understand at all why he was so hard up forcing people do his Christmas trees, after all, it’s in fact 1 week past Christmas already?!
Written 31 December 2020
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dyhx
Singapore3,241 contributions
Get on the Back of House tour!
Dec 2020 • Friends
This tour is ticketed separately at $15 per pax but with the annual pass we get 20% off (else by right you need to also separately get a General Admission ticket).

This is a new tour that just started in Feb this year and then paused during Circuit Breaker and resumed later in Phase 2 reopening. They used to do it in bigger groups of 20 but now due to COVID regulations, they can only take groups of 4. Which was perfect for us and I always preferred smaller group tours.

The starting point is at the ticketing area at the basement where we met our guide Mr Goh, who is a volunteer with the Gallery. He then led us thru the old Supreme Court with a short history lesson along the way.

We also got to climb the original stairs from the holding cells to the accused dock inside the courtroom (which is now an art gallery but the dock remained). We also got to go up to the viewing gallery of Court 1 (where many major appeal cases were heard). These are all restricted places where one couldn’t roam freely without a Gallery staff.

An enriching experience, well worth the $12 and 1.5 hrs. A walk into history, of Singapore, of the building, of the path of the accused. Definitely gained new knowledge, and in my preferred mode of learning – storytelling.

If you are interested in the arts, you can also spend another 2-3 hrs going through the other exhibits and gallery.
Written 24 December 2020
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Sheryl_Lim
16 contributions
Visit to the Gallery
Dec 2020
Appreciating the exhibits and learning more about the art pieces has been a relaxing learning journey.
Written 19 December 2020
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Shathees
1 contribution
Must Visit!
Dec 2020
I remember visiting National Gallery a month ago and I had a bad experience where the staff was rude to me.. I made a complaint to the front desk staff and she apologized and promised me that my trip will not be disappointing. I'm glad that this time I visited, it was a much better experience. It's a great place to hangout in the morning - mid afternoon as you can avoid crowds. Staff were really polite and approachable! So happy that staff delivered their promise :)
Written 16 December 2020
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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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