National Gallery Singapore
National Gallery Singapore, an art institution featuring outstanding collections of the modern art of Singapore and Southeast Asia, takes visitors to a tour of artworks depicting the history and heritage of the region.
The former Supreme Court and City Hall in Singapore were carefully restored and transformed to cater to National Gallery Singapore’s 8,000 art pieces, which included famous creations by renowned Singaporean and Southeast Asian artists like Chen Wen Hsi, Cheong Soo Pieng, Nguyen Gia Tri, and Svay Ken. Gain a deeper understanding and see the exhibits in a different light with the help of the museum’s artist talks, guided tours, and a lecture series. One of the main features of the museum include its art education center which provides a creative learning environment full of active learning programs and activities centered on the arts.
National Gallery Singapore is located at 1 St. Andrews Road, Singapore.
Opening Days and Hours
The gallery is open from Saturday to Thursday, 10:00 to 19:00, and Friday, 10:00 to 21:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
A fee of SGD 20 (USD 14.88) is required for adult tourists and SGD 15 (USD 11.16) for students, kids, and senior citizens. Singaporean citizens and permanent residents are free of charge provided they present a valid proof of identification.
How to Get There
- If you are taking the MRT, you can make a stop at either the City Hall Station. Clarke Quay Station, and Raffles Place Station.
- From the City Hall station, take Exit B and walk for 7 minutes to the National Gallery.
- If you stopped at Clarke Quay station, take Exit E and walk for 10 minutes to the gallery.
- From Raffles Place Station, take Exit B and walk for 10 minutes.
- Solo Travelers
Time to Spend
You can stay 4-6 hours trying the different activities in the gallery.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Make the most out of your tour by visiting as early as 10:30 in the morning.
- Singapore Cricket Club
- Esplanade Park
- Boat Quay
Eating before and after the trip is possible thanks to the restaurants located near the National Gallery. Choose from various restaurants such as Yan, Aura, Smoke and Mirrors, and Katanashi.
Nearby hotels such as Hotel Bencoolen, Heritage at Clark Quay, and Fairmont Singapore offer accommodation at rates ranging from USD 75 to USD 250.