All You Need to Know About the National Gallery Singapore
Quick Facts About National Gallery Singapore
- Official name: National Gallery Singapore
- Location/Address: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
- Date of opening: 24 November 2015
- Timings: Remains open everyday from 10 AM to 7 PM
- Architects: Studio Milou Singapore & CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
- Architectural style: Contemporary
- Number of visitors per year: Around 2 million
- Collection size: Around 8,000 artworks
Plan Your Visit to National Gallery Singapore
Collections at National Gallery Singapore
DBS Singapore Gallery
It is located in the City Hall Wing and includes artworks starting from the 19th century. "Siapa Nama Kamu?" is a collection that houses artworks crafted by renowned artists.
The gallery is divided into 3 sub galleries:
- Gallery 1: Liu Kang’s Artist and Model (1954), Xu Beihong’s Portrait of Lim Loh (1927), etc.
- Gallery 2: A statue of Chua Mia Tee.
- Gallery 3: Contemporary and mixed media artworks.
UOB Southeast Asia Gallery
The UOB Southeast Asia Gallery, housed in the old Supreme Court building, displays art from Southeast Asian countries, spreading across three floors and about 15 rooms.
The main exhibit, "Between Declarations and Dreams," showcases around 300 artworks. The collection is named after Indonesian poet Chairil Anwar. Some famous artworks here include Raden Saleh's Bosch Brand and Latif Mohidin's Pagodas II
Keppel Centre for Art Education
A considerable space from level 1 of the City Hall Wing is reserved for fostering arts education for children and young individuals.
This space also includes four interactive spaces and an impressive array of educational programs that offer kids the opportunity to engage with original artworks specifically designed to nurture their observational abilities. Some of these programs include studio-based workshops, artist talks, etc.
Check out the various exhibitions at National Gallery Singapore so you know which collections speak to you, and can plan your trip better.
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Frequently Asked Questions About the National Gallery Singapore
The National Gallery Singapore stands as a prominent organisation in the world of visual arts, that houses artworks from Singapore and Southeast Asia. It is also the largest art museum in Singapore.
The National Gallery Singapore houses the biggest and most important collections of modern art from Singapore and Southeast Asia. It is worth visiting while you are in Singapore.
The National Gallery Singapore features over 8,000 artworks from Southeast Asia, ranging from the 19th century all the way up to the present day.
Tickets can be purchased online in advance, or you can even purchase them at the gallery.
Yes. Audio guides are available for free inside the gallery so you can explore the exhibitions at the National Gallery Singapore in detail.
Studio Milou Architecture from France in collaboration with CPG Consultants Pte Ltd designed the gallery.
The National Gallery Singapore opened its doors to the public on 24 November 2015.
Liu Kang's Life By The River (1975), Chen Chong Swee’s Fishermen (1910-85), and Choo Keng Kwang’s Wayang Kulit (1950), etc. are some of the famous artworks housed in the gallery.
The gallery is open daily from 10 AM to 7 PM. It follows the same timings on Public Holidays.
If you want to avoid big crowds and explore the artwork in peace, the best time to visit the gallery would be on weekday mornings.
The gallery is located in the heart of the civic district of Singapore.
Yes. Every part of the gallery is accessible to people in wheelchairs. You can even rent a wheelchair at the venue, if required.
Yes. There are plenty of dining options offering different cuisines available inside the gallery.
Yes. However, only taking photos without using a flash for non-commercial use is allowed.