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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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Well laid out loved the chapel very effective .the museum seems well set out with clear sgins. My daughter who is more arty than me enjoyed photographing everything . The museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you try something different you can check this one.. Theres many art work in there, if you travel singapore and bring children its so many things that child can doing for art.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Well worth having a look at the restored building & a coffee & a loo at the shop. Inside, it was the usual freezing cold ambiance & that was not just the temperature- nothing to see! When a people has spent most of one generation trying to wipe out the old for new, of course there is nothing to see.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Well laid out loved the chapel very effective .the museum seems well set out with clear sgins. My daughter who is more arty than me enjoyed photographing everything . The museum was buzzing with sweet nursery children who were loving it

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect when I stepped in here (not so much to shelter from the rain, even though it was raining, because I had every intention of coming here) but it turned out to be an exhibition of modern Asian art. Actually, when I was here they had a single exhibition called 'After Utopia' that took up... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A French friend of mine long resident in Singapore bemoaned the lack of quality Western art here. It's true, there are only a small number of pieces, and Singapore is a bit off the beaten track travelled by most visiting high-end exhibitions. It's just an uncomfortable truth that while western colonialists plundered huge quantities of Asian and African art to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As the name implies, this is a museum related to arts. For someone who has interests in art, this would be an interesting place to visit, with regular international Events & Exhibitions. But you would probably not come here if arts is not your cup of tea. One very interesting fact but probably unknown to most is the history of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The SAM is in an old church building that has been extensively (but carefully) renovated to support modern art. Access is free to Singaporeans and there are discounts for some (older persons, young children etc) although at the time I was there it was the start of the Singapore 50 year celebration so it was free to all. There is... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Attracted by the banner and expecting creativity of many art piece. Ticket is expensive and nothing to impress and kind of confusing. It's a art centre rather than a museum. Maybe a good spot for family with kids.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Came here today for another visit. All new exhibits since we last visited so that was good, but still some fairly unusual stuff. Very crowded as it was free for everyone (not just citizens and PRs) due to SG50 celebrations.

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Stavanger, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Contemporary art exhibits in a beautiful colonial building.When we visited in early August many rooms were closed, but the exhibits were interesting and a couple were interactive eg Dreamcatchers (by children living with chronic illness) which was inspiring, and another reflecting on home life in Singapore. When I visited the gallery in the past there was a lot more to... More 

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