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Address: 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6589 9580
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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
Description: 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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At the time of our visit, there was an excellent exhibition on called 'After Utopia' featuring contemporary Asian artists. The work was really exciting and we particularly liked a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We always visit here when in Singapore and we are never disappointed. Free admission right now too. Exhibits always give me plenty to think about. Love this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

At the time of our visit, there was an excellent exhibition on called 'After Utopia' featuring contemporary Asian artists. The work was really exciting and we particularly liked a huge sculpture made out of motorcycle exhaust pipes. The Learning Gallery also contained some fascinating work - in particular, a compelling video instillation by Sarah Choo Jing. Also, the cafe was... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you are into modern art pay this museum a visit. At the moment there is a very nice exhibition about: communism, paradise, peace, ideals, war. Because they are working at a new exhibtion only part of the museum is open. That is why you don't pay entrance at the moment. Otherwise you can also get inside for free on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have been going to the museum for nearly 20 years on stop overs to and from NZ and have always found items in the exhibits that are visually pleasing, challenging, thought provoking or just plain amazing. Art can be pleasing sometimes awful or even revolting but that is what art does and should do. The building is architecturally pleasing,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I accidentally bought a ticket for this because I thought it was the national museum. Call me uncultured but I didn't get the point of anything in here, but there was a cool spaceship type thing. I guess if you like art this would be ok. They also have another building across the road you can go to with the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Saw Utopia here and despite there being a few pieces of interest, I was not particularly enamoured by the exhibition. Pleased to have seen the building and been there though.

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Yallingup
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wow what a lovely surprise this building was. Obviously an old convent,so beautifully preserved. The exhibitions vary all the time.Most are very interesting. They also have an in resident artist shop,which has some lovely gifts. Unfortunately they were low on stock for many items,so it saved my budget.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The museum is in an sprawling old colonial building. The layout is a bit confusing inside. All the exhibits I saw were contemporary and from SE Asia. The Beyond Utopia exhibition is thought provoking including the installation in the chapel.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's a pleasant experience and would definitely recommend to both tourists and locals. The building itself is historic and there is a good range of media available. For S$10, you can spend at least half a day in that museum and it's worth it. Try visiting SAM @ Q8 and try the old school photo booth which at S$2 gives... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Our recent visit to SAM was a little disappointing in comparison to our experience in Singapore's other major museums. While the building itself is nice, the content of the museum is quite meager. There was no permanent collection while we visited- so don't expect anything like a modern art museum.We took a free tour of the current exhibition and it... More 

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Additional Information about Singapore Art Museum

Address: 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6589 9580
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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