Visiting the National Gallery Singapore | The Quintessential Guide
National Gallery Singapore | Visitor Information At A Glance
Where is the National Gallery Singapore Located?
Getting to the National Gallery Singapore
By Public Transportation
By MRT: The City Hall MRT Station is a 7-minute walk to the gallery via Exit B. Clarke Quay MRT Station is a 10-minute walk via Exit E. Raffles Place MRT Station is also about a 10-minute walk to the gallery via Exit B.
By Bus: For the Coleman Street Entrance, bus 130 stops right at the entrance. For the Padang Atrium Entrance, buses 195 and 961 stop at Parliament Place, just around the corner. Buses 75, 100, 107, 130, 131, and 167 stop at the Victoria Concert Hall, about a 5-minute walk away.
By Cycle: If using a shared bicycle service, the closest station is at St. Andrew's Road, directly outside the National Gallery Singapore. Bicycles can also be parked at the Supreme Court field opposite the gallery.
By Taxi: A taxi stand is located at the Gallery’s Coleman Street entrance, accessible by turning right at Supreme Court Lane. The next closest taxi stand is at The Adelphi.
The main drop-off point for cars and taxis is at the Coleman Street Entrance. Alternative drop-off is at The Adelphi building.
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Know Before You Visit National Gallery Singapore
The National Gallery Singapore has two main entrances:
- Coleman Street Entrance- This is the main vehicle drop-off point and where the taxi stand is located. Use Supreme Court Lane to access this entrance.
- Padang Atrium Entrance- Located facing the Padang and can be accessed from Parliament Place.
- Free WiFi
- Wheelchair accessible
- Nursing Room (with baby changing room)
- Family Restaurants as well as bars are available
- Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) Interpretation (available on prior request)
- Bringing a light jacket or sweater is advisable to stay comfortable while viewing the galleries.
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothing when visiting the National Gallery Singapore. Flat shoes or sneakers are highly recommended for safety, as high heels are unsuitable for walking through the expansive galleries.
- No food and drinks are allowed inside the gallery
- No professional photography inside the gallery.
- Phones must be kept on silent within the gallery.
- Arrive early to avoid crowds
- Access the audio guide from the website
- Turn phones on silent
- Leave large bags in the cloakroom
- Carry water bottle
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Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting National Gallery Singapore
The National Gallery Singapore is located at 1 St Andrew's Road, in downtown Singapore near City Hall MRT station.
Yes, the National Gallery Singapore is open to the public daily from 10 AM to 7 PM.
You should visit the National Gallery Singapore to admire its architecture, view the largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art, and learn about the history and culture of the region.
Singaporeans, children under 7, and people with disabilities and their caregivers can visit National Gallery Singapore for free. There are also free public guided tours and special exhibits open to all visitors. For most other visitors, an entry ticket needs to be purchased onsite or online.
You can book tickets to National Gallery Singapore online or from the counter itself at the location.
The adult ticket price is SGD 15. Concessions are also available and entry is free for Singapore citizens, PRs, disabled guests, and children under 7.
The best time is weekdays and early morning or evenings to avoid large crowds. If possible, avoid public holidays.
National Gallery Singapore's timings are 10 AM to 7 PM, daily, including public holidays.
Yes, group bookings are available. Guided tours can also be booked for groups.
Yes, the National Gallery Singapore is kid-friendly and is a great spot for families to discover Southeast Asian art together.
Yes, the gallery is wheelchair accessible.
There are several restaurants within the gallery serving local snacks, International cuisines, and drinks. Outside food is not allowed in the gallery.
You will need a minimum of 2-3 hours to see the key exhibits at the gallery. Feel free to spend more time if you want to view everything in detail.
Absolutely! The gallery provides a comprehensive overview of Singapore and Southeast Asian culture and history. The architecture is also impressive.