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National Gallery Singapore – prices, tickets, timings, FAQs

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

The Museum 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.

Split into two halves – the former Supreme Court Building and City Hall, the Gallery is spread over 64,000 square meters.

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

# 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 online or offline at the attraction.

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 Standard general admission tickets of National Gallery Singapore for all non-Singaporeans/PRs aged between 13 and 59 are available for S$14.

The Concession general admission tickets for children aged between seven and 12 years, non-Singaporeans/PRs seniors aged 60 years and above, and overseas students and teachers are available at a discounted price of S$11.

Entry is free for Singaporeans and PRs.

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Be immersed on a guided tour 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.

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.

Cost of the tour

Standard ticket: S$14
Concession ticket: S$11

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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 the 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.

By MRT

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.

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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.

The last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.

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

However, since the ticket is not timed, you can easily spend a whole day at the Museum exploring the artwork at your leisure.

For 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.

Here are some frequently asked questions about National Gallery Singapore.

Where can I book tickets for the National Gallery Singapore?

Tourists can buy tickets for the attraction online or at the venue on the day of their visit. For the best experience, we suggest you book your tickets online in advance.

Can I touch the artworks at the National Gallery Singapore?

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

Is the National Gallery open on public holidays?

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

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 to accommodate visitors with mobility challenges.

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Edited by Rekha Rajan & fact checked by Jamshed V Rajan

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