MUSEUMS & ART GALLERIES

NATIONAL MUSEUM

ADDRESS: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
OPERATING HOURS: 10.00am – 7.00pm (Opens Daily)


Fully constructed in 1887 and located within the Bras Basah / Bugis precinct, the National Museum is the country’s oldest museum with a progressive mind. Its galleries adopt cutting-edge and multi-perspective ways of presenting history and culture to redefine the conventional museum experience. Visitors can immerse themselves in innovative festivals, events and exhibitions that detail national history and culture. A great starting point is the Singapore History Gallery, which maps the country’s growth from 700 years ago to the modern city-state it is today.

The National Museum of Singapore is the oldest museum in Singapore. Its history dates back to 1849, when it was started as a section of a library at Singapore Institution and called the Raffles Library and Museum. After several relocations, in 1887 it moved to its permanent site at Stamford Road in the Museum Planning Area.

ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM™

ADDRESS: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
OPERATING HOURS: 10.00am – 7.00pm (Opens Daily)


Since its opening in 2011, the ArtScience Museum™—with its eye-catching lotus-inspired design—has become an icon of the Singapore skyline. ArtScience Museum™ at Marina Bay Sands® is Southeast Asia’s leading cultural institution that explores the interrelationship between art, science, technology and culture. Featuring 21 galleries totalling 50,000 square feet, the iconic lotus-inspired building has staged major exhibitions by some of the 20th century’s key artists, including Leonardo Da Vinci, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh, as well as major exhibitions which explore aspects of scientific history. The museum also runs regular programmes, workshops, tours and activities that are suitable for visitors of all ages.

PERANAKAN MUSEUM

ADDRESS: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941
OPERATING HOURS:
Mon – Thu 10:00am – 7:00pm

Fri 10:00am – 9:00pm

Sat – Sun 10:00am – 7:00pm


The Peranakan Museum is a museum in Singapore specialising in Peranakan culture. A sister museum to the Asian Civilisations Museum, it is the first of its kind in the world, that explores Peranakan cultures in Singapore and other former Straits Settlements in Malacca and Penang, and other Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia.

NATIONAL GALLERY

ADDRESS: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
OPERATING HOURS: 10.00am – 7.00pm (Opens Daily)


Located in the heart of the Civic District, National Gallery Singapore is a state-ofthe- art facility that oversees the world’s largest public collection of modern Southeast Asian art from the 19th century to the present. Housed in two of the nation’s most historic monuments—the former Supreme Court and City Hall—the 64,000sqm gallery is the biggest visual arts venue in the city. Here, visitors can see works by Singaporean artists such as Georgette Chen, known as one of the pioneers of the Nanyang school of painting, and Cheong Soo Pieng, whose best-known piece Drying Salted Fish appears on the back of S$50 bills. Its esteemed Southeast Asian catalogue carries names such as Indonesian Romantic painter Raden Saleh and Fernando Amorsolo from the Philippines, who is famous for his paintings of rural landscapes. The gallery is also ideal for visitors travelling with children. At the Keppel Centre for Art Education, the young are invited to embark on a journey of art exploration at a series of immersive spaces such as the Art Playscape and  Project Gallery.

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