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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

The Singapore Art Museum is a contemporary art museum for visitors of...

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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Cool art

Very well located, its cool art. All the exhibits rooms are well planned and the lighting effect is marvellous. Care is taken to explain in the language desired. There is more for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India

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English first
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very small museum which probably wouldn't have been worth the entry fee if it hadn't been for the docent tour. She did an excellent job in providing history and depth to the various pieces. Never fear, a new national art museum is opening in November!

Thank CathyfromFW
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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109 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well located, its cool art. All the exhibits rooms are well planned and the lighting effect is marvellous. Care is taken to explain in the language desired. There is more for children too in the adjacent building. Special fun was the UV ray exhibits and the cycling ones.

Thank SHAILESH1967
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

we had a great trip, which on the day we visited turned out to be one of the free days and there was a guided walk through the exhibits in English just starting after we arrived. It turned out we were the only people on the guide so was great to ask questions

Thank llcoolestj
Canberra, Australia
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120 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I read a review about this in a local newspaper and decided to check it out -it was terrific -a highly eclectic range of exhibits in an older style building that twists and turns but is all part of the charm. Definitely worth seeing. Recommended!

Thank Bad_Seed4
Bucharest, Romania
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Going beyond the nice building and the other facilities of the museum, of course your experience will depend upon what is on display when you visit it, so check in advance; we were quite lucky to have four choices, so we went for one show in a nearby building with "President awards", and another one "Utopia" in the main; both... More 

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Geraldton, Australia
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271 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

What a beautiful colonial building has been chosen to house the contemporary art of this museum! Entrance is S$10, which I thought was ok. I like to start at the top and work down. As usual the art and installations are challenging. Especially one set up in the old chapel (the building used to be a catholic school in another... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited this art museum on a Friday Evening when entry is free. We are glad we did not pay to go in. We try to visit art galleries wherever we stay and have an interest in a wide variety of art. There is very little to commend this gallery. There are just 2 floors with small galleries on either... More 

Thank ChrisBeal
Singapore, null, Singapore
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236 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Wow, we were very impressed by this art museum. It has reached international standard. We like the explanatory notes that accompany the art exhibits - helped us to appreciate the artwork. Well done.

Thank Pak Soon L
London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The current exhibitions of modern art are thought-provoking so I recommend the guided tours (11am and 2pm weekdays) in order to appreciate the installations more deeply. The art spaces are cold so a shawl comes in handy. There is an Italian restaurant and a cafe within the museum building for those who would like to break their trip with a... More 

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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A bit of a disappointment. Not much quality. $10 can be better spent. There is a time where it is free for about 3 hours on Fridays I believe. If you must go, go then.

Thank Steve Z

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