National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore: Hours, Address, National Gallery Singapore Reviews: 4.5/5

National Gallery Singapore
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Art Museums
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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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Admission tickets
from ZAR 114.78
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: City Hall
How to get there
  • Raffles Place • 9 min walk
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PC
8 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
The large and imposing National Gallery, comprising the former City Hall AND Supreme Court Buildings, promises a lot with its appearance (and price of entry, S$30 for a tourist for all exhibits).

But that promise mostly fell flat. A lot of the art on display was aggressively mundane. The space didn’t feel tastefully laid out, but rather over-stretched, straining to meet the promise of the size and the presumed wealth of the government sponsoring it.

The special exhibition from Nam June Paik (early 2022) was quite great and was the sole highlight of note.
Written 23 February 2022
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Wilson S
Singapore, Singapore33 contributions
Dec 2021
With a wide range of exhibits, be prepared to spend at least half a day, if not longer here. General admission is free for locals, with some special exhibits which require fees (although these are free for students and teachers).
Written 4 January 2022
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Ellen
New York City, NY3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
The museum is a work of art. Huge collection of Southeast Asian art housed in an architecturally stunning building. There are interesting activities to engage the young while we were there. A lovely place to visit if you are in the Civic District. There was a popular cafe (close to the cells) and we enjoyed the ambience. Truly worth a repeat visit!
Written 28 December 2021
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bcheong
Shanghai, China25 843 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Formerly a court house and redesigned by a french architect firm. Maybe due to covid, the last superstar exhibition was Yayoi 2-3 years ago. The architecture is stunning though. So is the 3 michelin star restaurant Odette
Written 3 December 2021
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Bluesphynx
Singapore1 326 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Came primarily for the Gormley exhibits but found the Chua Mia Tee gallery far more engaging. Only managed to see the black self-portrait prostrate and the intriguing silver hoops on the Ng Teng Fong deck on Level 5 because of clear directions.
Took a bit of time to access the Chua Mia Tee Gallery but once inside the oils were impressive especially as they tied in with our national history. The part-time docent did a wonderful job of explaining the outstanding pieces, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable gentleman, he helped several viewers with his insightful commentary.
Loved the mobile theatre cart in the other room, would help the kids imagine what it was like then.
Written 29 November 2021
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8 582 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Visited the National Gallery with the intention to see the exhibition by Sir Antony Gormley.

For pieces - two sculptures and two installations. Absolutely stunning as is all of Sir Antonys work. Dotted around the museum it encourages the casual visitor to explore all areas.

The National Gallery is a wonderful museum and has a great collection of art. It’s collection of South East Asian art is particularly impressive. Well worth a visit.

Here are the Gormley images, and includes me hovering above and behind a sculpture, but not touching. Art for all.
Written 14 November 2021
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JACKIE
7 contributions
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
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
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, UK307 contributions
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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National Gallery Singapore is open:
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
  • Sat - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
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National Gallery Singapore admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost R 116,70, while a popular guided tour starts around R 94,49 per person. See all 29 National Gallery Singapore tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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