Tours

Back-of-House Tour: "Former Supreme Court: Unseen, Unheard"

Limited slots left for Jan.  Do reserve early!

English Sat 2.30pm & 5.15pm | Sun 2.30pm & 4.30pm
Light to Night 2022 from 14 to 28 Jan - Fri 5.15pm

This exclusive tour offers a glimpse into restricted areas of the former Supreme Court, usually out of bounds to the public. Go behind-the-scenes and find out more about courtroom proceedings and the experience of persons on trial as you:

Traverse a network of hidden passageways

Climb through a trapdoor into the prisoner’s dock

Gain access to the Viewing Gallery where members of the public used to sit during court hearings

Discover stories of some of the highest-profile cases in Singapore’s history since 1939, tried in these very courtrooms

Art x Cocktails Tour

Do reserve early for Jan and Feb slots now.

English Sat 4.00pm | Sun 6.00pm
Light to Night 2022 from 15 to 30 Jan - Sat & Sun 2.30pm

Elevate your happy hour with the perfect pairing of Art X Cocktails at the Gallery!
Go on a 60-minute docent-led tour to discover the art pieces that inspired craft cocktails from Smoke & Mirrors while learning about the evolution of cocktails throughout history.

Experience a new way of seeing and drinking!

English Curator Tour | Wu Guanzhong: Learning from the Master

Eng 23 Jan 2022 4pm
Join our curators as they delve into the curatorial narratives and exhibits from 'Wu Guanzhong: Learning from the Master',
as well as insights into the artist’s pedagogical thinking in his teaching career that spanned more than 40 years.

Highlights of Nam June Paik 白南准:未来就是现在

Slots are available for onsite booking.  If you need assistance, you may email info@nationalgallery.sg.

English Thu-Sun 2pm |  华语 星期六与星期天 下午 1.30 分


Enter the immersive world of Nam June Paik – pioneer of video art and a visionary. Treat your senses to a riot of vision, colour and sound. Playful, electrifying and thought provoking, this immersive international show invites you to reflect upon your relationship with technology, and its intersection with other disciplines such as nature, music and religion.

Dalam Southeast Asia: The Tailors and the Mannequins

Slots are available for onsite booking.  If you need assistance, you may email info@nationalgallery.sg.

English Fri–Sat 12pm

Go on a journey in Dalam Southeast Asia, our first-ever Project Space, and explore our debut show, The Tailors and the Mannequins: Chen Cheng Mei and You Khin. 

Chen Cheng Mei (陈城梅;b. 1927, Singapore; d. 2020, Singapore) and You Khin (យូ ឃិន;b. 1947, Cambodia; d. 2009, Thailand) never knew each other, were both outliers and peered into different cultures across the planet. The show seeks to explore how the world was imagined and encountered in Southeast Asia's modern art.

Highlights of Chua Mia Tee 蔡明智: 映真

Slots are available for onsite booking.  If you need assistance, you may email info@nationalgallery.sg.

English Thu–Sun 11.30am | 华语 星期六与星期天 下午2 

According to Chua Mia Tee, the painter assumes the role of scriptwriter, director and actor to freely shape the subject’s image. Through the lens of film and his writings, this exhibition focuses on Chua’s practice from the 1950s to the 1980s, a period of contention in Singapore as the young nation developed and strived for economic success. Chua’s depictions of the city and its inhabitants offers a reflection of Singapore’s ambition for progress and the diverse groups of people who have contributed to its story.

Building Highlights 建筑特点

Slots are available for onsite booking.  If you need assistance, you may email info@nationalgallery.sg.

English Thu-Sun 11am | 华语 星期六与星期天  上午10.30分

The Gallery is housed in two national monuments—City Hall and former Supreme Court—which have stood witness to many of the Singapore’s historic moments. Learn more about the decade-long renovation that united and transformed these majestic buildings into a home for the arts, and explore the rich histories of the site.

DBS Singapore Gallery Highlights 星展新加坡展厅

Slots are available for onsite booking.  If you need assistance, you may email info@nationalgallery.sg.

English Thu-Sun 1pm |  华语 星期六与星期天 中午 12 点

"Siapa Nama Kamu?" means "What is your name?" The inaugural exhibition of the DBS Singapore Gallery poses this question, inviting visitors to consider how art may relate to issues of self and community, and what it means to look at Singapore through its art.

UOB Southeast Asia Gallery Highlights 大华东南亚展厅

Slots are available for onsite booking.  If you need assistance, you may email info@nationalgallery.sg.

English Thu-Sun 3.30pm |  华语 星期六与星期天  下午 3 点

Housed in the former Supreme Court building, the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery presents over 300 artworks that trace the shared artistic impulses across Southeast Asia. Starting in the mid-19th century, the exhibition navigates the art history of Southeast Asia as one that is characterized by a continuous encounter with the new as the regions artists negotiated the meaning of art and sought to reinvent vernacular expressions and aesthetics.

Presented in a largely chronological sequence and punctuated by key turning points in artistic sensibilities, the exhibition also identifies how art is inseparably linked to the region’s tumultuous social and political history.

Highlights of the Gallery 建筑历史与常展精选  

Slots are available for onsite booking.  If you need assistance, you may email info@nationalgallery.sg.

English Fri-Sun 1.30pm | 华语 星期六与星期天 下午4  

Get a glimpse of the best that the Gallery has to offer on this sweeping tour. Our docents will introduce you to key architectural features of our historic buildings, as well as selected masterpieces from our long-term exhibitions on the art of Singapore and Southeast Asia.

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School Self-Guided Tour For 15 pax and below only.

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