Is national gallery singapore and national museum of singapore the same place? If its not, what the difference? Which one is better?
national gallery is an art gallery, you will be able to explore artist works, canvas, etc
Not the same place. No experience with the national museum. Advice to have a look at their websites
Two distinctly separate places with different missions. Art at the spectacular National Gallery and History at the National Museum. Even if you are not into art the National Gallery is worth a visit for its new renovation that combines stately old buildings with soaring contemporary architecture.
As stated, one focuses on art, the other history.
However I would say the National Gallery has the "wow" factor.
There are two buildings or wings where the art is stored, over a few floors. Besides, there is a garden gallery.
Being an historical building, there is an element of its past to be discovered.
The view from the rooftop is marvelous as well.
no they are not the same. the gallery is new and unique. depends on your preferred choice.
They're different places. I much rather the national museum of Singapore. As a non-Singaporean you still have to pay, but its not as expensive as the gallery and much worth seeing. It's like stepping into Singapore's history. It takes you back.....
Why don't you check yourself?
They are very different places.
I liked the gallery, the art was fabulous and the views from the cafe/balcony on the top floor were fabulous.
If you like history, you should go to the museum
They are different.
National Gallery has the largest South East Asia art collection.
National Museum is mainly about Singapore's history.
Both are informative.
Different - if you're short of time and can't do both, I would go to the National Gallery and do their free guided building tour as well to get a sense of recent Singapore history and to better understand the buildings. Good mix of art, great architecture and awesome views of Marina Bay from the rooftop!
Get quick answers from National Gallery Singapore staff and past visitors.