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Address: 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6589 9580
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Singapore Art Museum is a contemporary art museum for visitors of all...

The Singapore Art Museum is a contemporary art museum for visitors of all ages and experiences, specialising in Singaporean and Southeast Asian art. Located in a restored 160-year-old mission school, the Singapore Art Museum presents thought-provoking art exhibitions and programmes that respond to current issues and complete the visitor's understanding of Southeast Asia.

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Enjoyed a leisurely morning exploring this contemporary Museum

Lovely cool building with large white gallery areas. Current contemporary exhibition very interesting and a change from the norm, Not impressed with Museum shop - slightly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
cmcna12
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely cool building with large white gallery areas. Current contemporary exhibition very interesting and a change from the norm, Not impressed with Museum shop - slightly understocked. I did not try the attached cafe.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having studied in this institution (it was a secondary school) it was nostalgic to experience walking though the corridors and rooms that were study places in its history .. and now put to good use as an Art Museum, especially befitting the architecture of the building that looks great in the daytime but especially so at night time. Must visit... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an interesting experience. The museum building is full of characters. There was a nice example of contemporary art from local artists but the collection was too small. A little disappointing at the visit.

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Thank bamboo96
Melbourne
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful building to preserve. Friendly ticket counter. I found signage confusing to navigate the collections and the art not that fabulous to my taste. Cafe at the back very hip & not really welcoming. Art shop ok. staff helpful upstairs.

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Thank jiffy2006
Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Singapore is not so much a cultural desert as people tend to view it. Singapore Art Museum (SAM) displays some of the best works in the region. That's not all - it takes a very active stance in getting visitors to think about and engage with the art even without directly touching it. I also love how they bring in... More 

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Thank vivianyeong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Friday nights, free entry for foreigners and were entertained for about an hour with the well curated exhibits! A lovely art museum.

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Thank hanaedgarjones
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

- The larger of two contemporary art museums, the other being 8Q SAM nearby. - Right next to Bras Basah MRT station and bus stops. - Excellent place to spend an edifying lunch hour. - Constantly updating its exhibits, expect some galleries to be closed from time to time. - Ubiquitous presence of staff sitting outside / milling around the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Singapore has traditionally Ben known as a hub of commerce. It is steadily establishing itself as a curator of the arts and SAM is part of that transformation. A number of galleries within the museum showcased some exceptional modern art from Singaporean artists. It is we'll worth the $10 entry fee. I highly recommend visiting SAM to anyone stoping by... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by at this gallery on a rainy day. The works on exhibition were mostly contemporary sculptures and art forms. It was nice and different. It had 5 realistic life size images of world leaders (four dead, one life).

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Who knew there be such neat art in Singapore? Good variety and a lot of freedom of expression. 'Time of Others' bringing together art from several Asian museums is a very interesting show. Great reuse of an old school.

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