Tours at the Gallery

Tours at the Gallery

Explore our historical buildings and galleries by joining a docent-led tour. A range of thematic ticketed tours led by curators and specialists are also available. These offer insights into specific areas of interest, from art history to architecture.

Daily Guided Tours   School Tours   Group & Private Tours

Daily Guided Tours

These engaging hour-long tours are free-of-charge and run at different times in English and Mandarin. Registration opens at least 20 minutes before each tour at the Tour Desk located at the Basement 1 Concourse. 20 slots are available per tour on a first come, first served basis.

Admission tickets to exhibitions may apply. Visitors can buy exhibition tickets online or at the Gallery's Ticketing Counters at Basement 1.

Visitors wanting to explore the Gallery at their own pace can opt for a self-guided tour with the Gallery Explorer App. Download the app here.

 


Building Highlights Tour
National Gallery Singapore BuildinG Highlights Tour  

Explore the rich history and architecture of the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings

 

ENGLISH

  • Daily | 11am
  • Sat–Sun | 3pm & 11am

 

MANDARIN

  • Fri–Sun | 11.30am

 

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DBS Singapore Gallery Highlights Tour

National Gallery Singapore DBS Singapore Gallery Highlight Tours

Chua Mia Tee. National Language Class. 1959. Oil on canvas, 112 x 153 cm

 

Explore key highlights of the DBS Singapore Gallery by joining one of our guided tours led by docents. 

 

ENGLISH

  • Daily | 1pm
  • Sat–Sun | 10.30am & 1pm

 

MANDARIN

  • Fri–Sun | 12.30pm

 

 

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UOB Southeast Asia Gallery Highlights Tour

National Gallery Singapore UOB Southeast Asia Gallery Tour

Raden Saleh. Wounded Lion. c. 1839. Oil on canvas, 88 x 108.5 cm.

 

Explore key highlights of the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery by joining one of our guided tours led by docents.

 

ENGLISH

  • Daily | 3.30pm

 

MANDARIN

  • Fri–Sun | 4pm

 

 

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Highlights of the Gallery Tour
National Gallery Singapore - Gallery Highlights Tour  

Explore the highlights of the Gallery's art collection from both the DBS Singapore Gallery and UOB Southeast Asia Gallery and chart the history of Singapore and Southeast Asia through the art on display. Conducted in English and Japanese.

 

ENGLISH

  • Sat–Sun | 5pm

 

JAPANESE

  • Last Saturday of each month | 1.30pm

 

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Highlights of Chen Chong Swee, Wu Guanzhong and Xiu Hai Lou Exhibitions

National Gallery Singapore Chinese Ink Exhibition Highlights

Ren Xun. The Scent of Flowers and Singing of Birds. 1868. Chinese ink and colour on silk. Xiu Hai Lou Collection.

 

Take a look at the key highlights from 3 complementary exhibitions, Strokes of Life: The Art of Chen Chong Swee, Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art from the Xiu Hai Lou Collection and Wu Guanzhong: A Walk through Nature at our Level 4 galleries. Viewed collectively, these shows offer a broad overview of the evolution of modern Chinese painting.

 

ENGLISH

  • Fri–Sun | 5.30pm

 

MANDARIN

  • Sat–Sun | 5pm

 

 


Insight Tour: Law of the Land

Third Charter of Justice, 1855. This document affirmed the reception of English law in Singapore and provided the settlement with its own professional judge (then known as a Recorder).

Image: Third Charter of Justice, 1855. This document affirmed the reception of English law in Singapore and provided the settlement with its own professional judge (then known as a Recorder).

 

Join our curator-led Insights Tours to explore the history and development of Singapore’s constitution from Singapore’s founding as a British settlement in 1819 to its emergence as a sovereign republic in 1965. All tours are free for admission ticket holders and conducted in English.

 

ENGLISH

  • Every 4th Friday of the month (excluding public holidays) | 6.30–7.15pm

 

UPCOMING 2018 DATES

  • Fri, 23 Mar
  • Fri, 27 Apr
  • Fri, 25 May
  • Fri, 22 Jun

 

* Registration on the NLB website is required

 

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Highlights of Law of the Land
Exhibition - Law of the Land  

Explore the highlights on Law of the Land exhibition by joining this docent-led tour.

 

ENGLISH

  • Every 1st & 3rd Sat of the Month | 4.30–5.30pm

 

UPCOMING 2018 DATES

  • Sat, 17 Mar
  • Sat. 7 & 21 Apr
  • Sat, 5 & 19 May
  • Sat, 2 & 16 Jun

 

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Self-Guided Tours
National Gallery Singapore Self Guided Tour Gallery Explorer  

Enjoy the exhibitions at your own pace through a rich and descriptive audio tour available on our Gallery Explorer App that is free to download.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 devices are available for loan at Visitor Services on Level B1.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT GALLERY EXPLORER

 


School Tours

For information on School Tours, see here.

 


Private & Group Tours

Alongside our daily-guided tours, we also offer customizable and private guided tours for individuals and groups led by our docents. 

These private tours are chargeable. Please click here to view rates.

For enquiries, please email to groupenquiries@nationalgallery.sg 

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