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Singapore Art Museum

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Address: 71 Bras Basah Road Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 189555, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6589 9580
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 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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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
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Melbourne, Australia
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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.

Thank Nathan1000
Chesapeake, Virginia
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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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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.

Thank Simon M
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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 

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Hong Kong, China
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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 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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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.

Thank KiatisukK17
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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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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 

Thank Cheerz
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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

Thank enjelita j
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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 

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