We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Incredible collection and building”

National Gallery Singapore
Book In Advance
More Info
US$14.93*
and up
National Gallery Singapore Admission
Ranked #28 of 848 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The National Gallery was a complete surprise to me in Singapore. It is this tranquil, beautiful internal rebuild of two beautiful heritage colonial buildings. Reminded me of the British Museum or the Louve with regards to the reuse of an older space - just beautiful. In the heat of Singapore a few hours (or more - there is so much to see) here is a wonderful opportunity to quietly discover the artistic history and future of this region. As a teacher I was also hugely impressed with everything they had on offer for children. There were babies as young as 10 months getting into the experiences they had on offer. The other lovely thing is that there are so many attendants opening and shutting doors for you and welcoming you into new spaces. Its a very special experience regardless if you are an art lover or not. Like all things in Singapore, it is a world class experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lucinda A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,056)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"asian art"
in 87 reviews
"supreme court"
in 171 reviews
"city hall"
in 121 reviews
"yayoi kusama"
in 28 reviews
"holding cells"
in 19 reviews
"art pieces"
in 23 reviews
"art education"
in 11 reviews
"juan luna"
in 11 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 11 reviews
"high court"
in 9 reviews
"special exhibition"
in 19 reviews
"wonderful building"
in 12 reviews
"local artists"
in 11 reviews
"pandan"
in 38 reviews
"south east asia"
in 18 reviews
"works of art"
in 9 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 14 reviews
Filter

65 - 69 of 1,057 reviews

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

The National Gallery has a extraordinary collection of art, both modern as older. The building itself is very special as well, also a combination of old and new. When visiting the museum please check with the visitor center the route to follow. The rooftop area should not be missed, which is a design but also for the view very good.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank joses532
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

The gallery has wonderful architecture. We didn’t buy a ticket but we were able to wander around the building to take some cool photos. It was also very empty - I guess it’s not a tourist destination. I highly recommend you pay a visit. It’s only a 5 min walk from the MRT.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank chauminhp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The art, building and views of Singapore from level 6 are simply stunning. I highly recommend a visit if you are after a culturally diverse experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank worldtraveller610
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2018

not a cheap bar but a great place to get a relaxed view of the city
we didn't visit the gallery itself but the building looked great

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank penni51
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed National Gallery Singapore also viewed

 
Singapore, Singapore
 

Been to National Gallery Singapore? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing