The front block of the museum building dates back to 1887. It features an elegant neo-Palladian design, a European style of architecture characterised by a highly symmetrical façade and the use of pediments above windows.
The museum will open earlier at 9am on Quiet Mornings.
Glass Rotunda (Story of the Forest by teamLab and Singapore, Very Old Tree by Robert Zhao) at 6.15pm.
All other galleries: 6.30pm
Our galleries are climate-controlled and some sections are dimly-lit for conservation purposes. Visitors may wish to bring additional clothing to keep warm during their visit. The following amenities are also available to ensure you enjoy your visit at the museum.
Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation.
Enjoy your visit!
Please help us protect our valuable National Collection and create a safe and conducive museum environment by observing the following:
Protecting our Valuable Collection
Large umbrella can be stored in umbrella stands outside major galleries.