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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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Nice museum to visit

This museum is located between Dhoby Ghaut and City Hall MRT Station. It's also near CHIJMES. Formerly a school building, it is now restored to its former glory and now houses... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This museum is located between Dhoby Ghaut and City Hall MRT Station. It's also near CHIJMES. Formerly a school building, it is now restored to its former glory and now houses a museum. The museum changes their exhibits regularly with several exhibitions going on at a time. There are also a cafe and restaurant he where you can have a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A wide variety of modern art on display in this large and slightly confusing building. Plenty of installations showing off interesting thinking and concepts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I would always visit SAM when they change their exhibitions since it's free for Singaporean citizens and PRs. However, tourists have to pay $10 for adult and $5 for children. Sometimes it wouldn't be worth the trip as most areas are closed so do try to find out what exhibitions are on and if it's worth your trip.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The building is wonderful, however if you went inside the museum, the impression is different. The interesting part of the inside is only the temporary exhibition.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I had the fortune to come here as the exhibit on utopias was running. A fascinating collection and well curated. Cannot testify such praise for the permanent collection, which seemed very threadbare.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was a disappointment. I like the building from outside, especially with its lights at night. But I was disappointed in what I saw inside. I was expecting much better.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This museum offers a great introduction into the history of Singapore through artwork.If you are interested in the history of Singapore you will enjoy this attraction. The museum has few examples of Western art.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It has been 10 years since my first visit to Singapore art museum. And I decided to visit singapore art museum again with my family in this particular day.  Singapore art museum charges entrance for non singapore citizen and non permanent resident. Entrance fee is $10 sing dollars for adults and $5 for students. It's a disappointment that most of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

T his is located a short walk from Raffles hotel or a couple of minutes walk from Bras Basah MRT station. Unfortunately when we visited in April they were preparing for a new exhibition (After Utopia) so there was not a great deal for us to see. It mainly concentrates on Asia artists so very new for us Westerners which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I took my kids to see this Art Museum. It was so interesting and informative. The staff in each hall was really friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable on the exhibition. It was completely different to any other art museum I have ever visited, in the sense that it didn't have halls of paintings, but consisted of current and really... More 

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Additional Information about Singapore Art Museum

Address: 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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