We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Singapore Art Museum

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: 71 Bras Basah Road Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 189555, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6589 9580
Website
Today
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$211.02*
and up
Singapore Ultimate Attractions Pass
More Info
$29.94*
and up
City Sightseeing Singapore Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 413 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Interesting place. Worth a visit

Beautiful old building housing many different exhibition rooms. Exhibitions are temporary and change every few months. Worth checking before you go that it interests you. Free for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2016
Simon M
,
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

413 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 322: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
262 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As the place is being set up for the Biennale, there really is nothing on offer at present. Perhaps 30 pieces, mainly photos. Nothing special at all. frankly, a waste of 30 minutes.

Helpful?
Thank Nathan1000
Chesapeake, Virginia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Housed in two buildings. The main building was quite large, but a lot of rooms were closed off. Some of the exhibits were quite interesting, but there were not enough for such a large building. The second building was across the street, contains several interactive exhibits for children. Singaporeans and those holding PRs enter for free. Others are S$10. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Luis S
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
177 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old building housing many different exhibition rooms. Exhibitions are temporary and change every few months. Worth checking before you go that it interests you. Free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents.

Helpful?
Thank Simon M
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We were very excited to arrange and attend.. Ground floor two exhibits open rest closed for special function. 2nd floor 2 small exit rooms open , rest closed for installation, 3rd floor closed for update.finally bundled off to building 8 down the road.. Childrens weak interactions exhibit,cartoons and small kids fun centre one beautiful old display of cultural heritage and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Y6958LGmichaelj
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Opposite the main art museum at Bras Basah stop, they have a branch for their children's museum called SAM at 8Q. I took our 17 month old there as a cheap (aka free for permanent residents but I think it's maybe 10 Sing dollars for non) outing. It's a fairly calm museum directed at young children. It was a great... More 

Helpful?
Thank Idolpast
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
268 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I visited Singapore Art Museum before visiting National Museum and needless to say, i spent less than 1 hour there because i was disappointed by how bad the exhibitions were and there was basically nothing fruitful or interesting to see. I will not recommend this place to anyone who like museums.

Helpful?
Thank KiatisukK17
Melbourne
Level Contributor
83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

With a bit of research this is museum easy to find (or take a taxi, so cheap, so friendly, so helpful). You will be well rewarded. Entry costs are so cheap as to be a steal (we got in as Seniors for $5 each). Exhibitions change regularly, we went when the theme was water, the sea). It was brilliant. In... More 

Helpful?
Thank DanB51
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Went with my 10 y-o daughter on a Saturday morning. To my surprise we were allowed to park right at the entrance of the museum as the old gentlemen at the entrance kindly remove the cone. We went expecting paintings (due to my lack of research) and I was pretty worried my daughter's day will be spoilt when I learnt... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cheerz
jakarta
Level Contributor
55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We visited the SAM on friday around 5.30 pm. And we got information every friday at 6pm we can enter for free...so we wait and we can visit for free...it's fun..interesting...kids love it. There are 4 floors of exhibition. We like it

Helpful?
Thank enjelita j
Level Contributor
40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my father and was apprehensive at first, I don't usually like art galleries much, but throughly enjoyed this one. We did a free guided tour and our guide Susanne was just brilliant. Her knowledge of the art works and stories behind the artists and their exhibitions were so insightful and really added to the experience. The security... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kate B

Travelers who viewed Singapore Art Museum also viewed

 

Been to Singapore Art Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Singapore Art Museum and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Singapore Art Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?