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National Gallery Singapore – tickets, guided tours, how to reach, FAQs

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The National Gallery is Singapore’s largest visual arts venue and largest museum.

The National Gallery Singapore oversees the world’s largest public collection of Singaporean and regional art of the Eastern world.

The gallery aims to give recognition to art and culture through various media while focusing on Singapore’s culture and heritage.

The gallery site is split into two halves, the former Supreme Court Building and City Hall, spread over 64,000 square meters.

This article shares everything you must know before booking tickets for the National Gallery Singapore.

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National Gallery Singapore – Virtual walking tour

Be awed by over 8,000 stunning works that showcase Singapore’s rich artistic heritage.

See the exuberant works of some of Singapore’s most prominent local artists, including Georgette Chen, Chen Chong Swee, and Liu Kang.

Keppel Centre for Art Education, Singapore’s first art education center, is housed in the Singapore National Gallery.

Apart from the trove of gorgeous art inside the gallery, the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings are enticing works of art in themselves.

The Singapore National Gallery is an excellent opportunity to discover the art, culture, and architecture of Singapore.

The tickets for National Gallery Singapore are available at the attraction or online in advance.

However, we recommend booking your tickets in advance to save the hassle of lining up at a counter and wasting time.

Additionally, booking tickets online can help you avail discounts and offers.  

Booking online also helps avoid last-minute disappointment and delays.

How online ticket works

Go to the National Gallery Singapore booking page, select your preferred date and the number of tickets, and buy the tickets right away.

After the purchase, you will receive the gallery pass in your email. 

Print your Gallery Passes at any of the Pass Dispensers at the main entrance on the day of your visit.

To self-print your Gallery Pass scan the QR Code that was sent to your email address and walk in.

Bring your official photo ID.

The tickets for National Gallery Singapore are available at discounted prices by clicking here.

Tickets for all adults aged between 13 to 59 are available for S$14.

Tickets for Children aged between 7 to 12, seniors over 59, students & National Servicemen are available at a reduced price of S$11.

Kids under 7, Singaporeans, permanent residents of Singapore, local students and teachers, and visitors with disabilities + one carer get free admission to National Gallery Singapore.

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Be immersed while walking through the historic buildings of City Hall and the old Supreme Court remodeled into a state-of-the-art museum, the National Gallery of Singapore, on a guided tour.

Move within the 64000-meter square area of the gallery and witness the nation’s rich artistic heritage in a perfect cultural day out.

Download the multilingual Gallery Explorer app and get stuck into a gigantic permanent collection and rotating exhibitions.

Witness the world’s largest public display of modern Southeast Asian art at the National Gallery Singapore.

The National Gallery is an opportunity for people of different interests to be fascinated by architecture, art, heritage, and history.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (13 to 59 years): S$14
Child Ticket (7 to 12 years): S$11
Seniors Ticket (59+ years): S$11 
Student and National Servicemen Ticket: S$11
Child Ticket (up to 7 years): Free

Combo tickets

Make sure to get the best deal on combo tickets to visit multiple attractions on the same day.

Book once, and get discounts on your visit to major attractions.

National Gallery Singapore + National Museum Singapore
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The National Museum of Singapore, a three-minute drive from the Singapore National Gallery, is a fusion of cultural wonders bringing the past and future together in a spectacular blend.

Take a trip down 700 years of Singapore’s history and see the inspiring journey of the Singaporean people through interactive exhibits to immersive walk-in art installations.

Experience the mysticism of the woodland at the Story of the Forest exhibition, which transforms 69 famous natural history drawings into breathtaking 3D animations.

Wander into the world of the supernatural in the Magic and Menace exhibition, and see the plants and animals prized by traditional healers. 

See the cultural and spiritual identity on a guided tour in the Voices of Singapore exhibition and the infinite imagination of Singapore’s children in the Growing Up exhibition.

Let kinetic chandeliers put you in a trance forming mesmerizing aerial calligraphy.

Get a 10% discount on booking this combo ticket.

Ticket Cost: S$26

National Gallery Singapore + Asian Civilisations Museum
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For all people intrigued by Museums and history, the interesting Asian Civilisations Museum is a few minutes walk from the National Gallery Singapore.

Uncover the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans at the wonderful Asian Civilisations Museum.

Get ready for a bucket load of interactive, educational fun for kids and adults alike on a guided tour of the Asian Civilisations Museum.

See fascinating treasures from 9th-century China from the famous Tang Shipwreck collection at the Khoo Teck Puat Gallery.

Learn about Asia’s artistic heritage at the Exchange of Ideas gallery and catch over 300 beautiful Chinese ceramics in the Kwek Hong Png Wing.

Get a 10% discount on booking this combo ticket.

Ticket Cost: S$26

MINT Museum of Toys + National Gallery Singapore
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Call out your inner child by witnessing the brilliant, expansive collection of world-class vintage toys and collectibles at the MINT Museum of Toys in Singapore.

The museum is under 1 Kilometer (0.6 miles) from the Singapore National Gallery.

The Museum boasts a collection of over 50,000 items, 8,500 of which are put on display in the Museum.

The Museum also houses a vintage collection of posters, confectionery tin boxes, large-item displays, pedal cars, and original enamel advertising signs.

The Museum is bound to rekindle emotions and give you an otherworldly experience.

Get a 10% discount on booking this combo ticket.

Ticket Cost: S$35

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National Gallery Singapore is located in the Civic District of Singapore.

Address:  1 St Andrew’s Rd, #01 – 01, Singapore 178957. Get Directions

You can reach National Gallery Singapore by public transport or car. 

By Bus

National Gallery Singapore is adjacent to the Supreme Court Bus Station, which can be reached by Bus 195.


National Gallery Singapore is a 7-minute walk from City Hall MRT Station via the Art Connector.

By Car

If you’re driving by car, turn on Google Maps and get started!

You can park on-site or at the Parliament House Car Park, a 1 minute’s walk from the Gallery.

National Gallery Singapore timings
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National Gallery Singapore is open every day from 10 am to 7 pm.

The Gallery stays open on all days of the week throughout the year, including public holidays.

To have the best experience, you should spend at least three hours at the National Gallery.

However, you can easily spend a whole day at the gallery carefully exploring the artworks at your leisure.

To have the best experience, you should get to The Singapore National Gallery in the early morning hours on weekdays. 

You can enjoy the gallery peacefully, avoiding crowds and queueing before crowds pour in.

Additionally, weekdays are less crowded than weekends.

FAQs about National Gallery Singapore

Here are some frequently asked questions about National Gallery Singapore.

Can I touch the artworks at National Gallery Singapore?

You are not allowed to touch the artworks at the Gallery.

Can I carry food and drink inside the National Gallery Singapore?

No, you can only have food at the Gallery’s restaurants and bars.

Should I wear any specific clothing while visiting the National Gallery of Singapore?

Although there is no specific dress code, bringing something to keep yourself warm is advisable.

Can I store bags at the National Gallery Singapore while visiting?

Bulky items and large bags can be stored in the lockers provided at B1. 

Is photography allowed at the National Gallery Singapore?

Still photography without flash is permitted.

Are strollers allowed inside the National Gallery Singapore?

Strollers are allowed inside the Gallery.

Is the National Gallery accessible by wheelchairs?

Yes, the Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Is the National Gallery open on public holidays?

The Gallery remains open during all public holidays, from 10 am to 7 pm daily.

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