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“Gorgeous Portraits and Helpful Staff”

National Gallery Singapore
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US$15.15*
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National Gallery Singapore Admission
Ranked #28 of 864 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 young children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This museum is an architectural delight as it combines old government buildings with modern glass. I adored the portrait gallery, the art work is stunning and calming. The staff is full of eager smiles to help explain the importance of each Asian artist. The view from the terrace is a must.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We booked the guided architecture tour to learn about the amazing roof structure and how the two buildings were combined into one. The tour takes about 1h and it's definitely worth it, a good alternative to the shopping malls if you need to wait out one of Singapore's many many rainshowers.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a very interesting building sympathetically converted out of the old colonial court house. The art collection is interesting and the interior of the building retains features of its former purpose. We enjoyed a guided tour which showed us highlights of the collection and gave us a more in depth description of examples from the collection and the building. When we were there there was an excellent interactive light show, but obviously exhibits change over time. You can easily lose yourself in here for a few hours and there is a nice cafe/bar to refresh yourself when you are finished.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank B705EGjohnw
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit because it would be cooler inside than out, but so glad we did! The buildings which house the gallery are worth a visit, let alone the art work itself. Originally the Supreme Court and City Hall, they have been stunningly redeveloped but maintain their history and key features. The visit to the interactive gallery was amazing - a must do!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 626clairej
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

We had a terrific day at the National Gallery. We did a free tour of the architecture , which gave us a good understanding of the significance of the building, Loved the art which we viewed before and after a memorable lunch at Odette. It was great to see such an eclectic gallery.

Date of experience: March 2018
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