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“An enchanting experience”

National Gallery Singapore
Ranked #30 of 841 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 22 March 2018

It was an enchanting experience at the National Gallery. A truly magnificent building and an absolutely fascinating range of experiences are provided. The Japanese tea house and the bamboo maze are wonderful. There is a stunning and spectacular view of the City on the terrace. A must visit

1  Thank George L
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Family friendly, wheel chair accessible, great photo ops for picture taking, educational, and inspiring! Great dining too!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

My colleague and I had limited time to visit around Singapore, but we both decided it was very worth the time we spent at National Gallery. There is a great view from the 6th floor roof. The people who worked there were helpful to make our experience the fullest possible and helped point out details we may have missed otherwise (like how to view a couple art installations). It’s pretty impressive realizing the building itself is an artifact that they built around to preserve it. The structure connecting both buildings is a nod to the traditional and modern with a modern looking tree as a support structure rather than just a pillar. I learned a lot about Singapore’s history and culture. They integrated media to show the progression and decision process for restoration and maintaining, as well as interactive “tour” with XBox with Kinect. Even though we just missed the traveling exhibit, it was still very much worth the time.

1  Thank Michelle Z
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This museum houses really great works from artist around the globe! My favourite exhibition has to be the recent display of works from Monet & Manet. They always have new and exciting upcoming exhibits and prices are very reasonable!

Apart from housing works of art, the building itself is beautiful. From the marble staircases to the lovely arches. If you are looking to practice your architectural photography, look no further!

I will definitely be back sooner rather than later !

2  Thank IndefiniteGuest
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

A well organised gallery with friendly and helpful staff. We were there for a couple of hours before flying out of Singapore and was certainly worth going. Many interesting exhibits. Not expensive, if your over 60 take some ID. Get a discounted entrance

1  Thank GoldenOldie1954
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