Day 1

National Museum of Singapore
1 National Museum of Singapore

The nation’s oldest museum features exhibitions that investigate 700 years of Singaporean history, and is also the custodian of 10 national treasures including the Singapore Stone, which dates back to the 13th-century, and gold ornaments unearthed from Fort Canning Hill in 1928.

Singapore Art Museum
2 Singapore Art Museum

Housed in the restored 19th-century mission school of the St. Joseph’s Institution, the museum has amassed one of the world’s largest public collections of contemporary Southeast Asian artworks since it opened in 1996, featuring approximately 7,000 works of art.

The Substation
3 The Substation

This independent multidisciplinary arts space showcases contemporary pieces ranging from photography and oil paintings to installation pieces. It’s also the site of performance arts pieces, theatre shows and live music gigs.

Day 2

ArtScience Museum
4 ArtScience Museum™

Inspired by a lotus flower, the futuristic ArtScience Museum is an architectural marvel by Israeli architect Moshe Safdie. Its galleries are dedicated to major international touring exhibitions, such as Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder and NASA – A Human Adventure.

Asian Civilisations Museum
5 Asian Civilisations Museum

This museum is the first in the region to present a broad perspective of pan-Asian cultures and civilisations, and boasts an extensive collection of artefacts. Don’t miss the new galleries that seek to understand Asia through Singapore's history as a port city.

6 National Gallery Singapore

Singapore’s newest gallery is a stunning architectural gem, housed in two national monuments – former Supreme Court and City Hall – that have been beautifully restored and transformed. This 2016 Singapore Tourism Award winner has the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and South-east Asia. 

Singapore Tyler Print Institute
7 Singapore Tyler Print Institute

Situated in a restored 19th century warehouse, this is one of the largest print workshops in Asia. It holds seasonal exhibitions and sells prints by artists from around the world.

Gillman Barracks
8 Gillman Barracks

This cluster of 12 art galleries housed in former colonial army barracks includes well-known names like Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Fost Gallery and Pearl Lam Galleries. Also worth a visit is the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, a hub for research, discourse and learning about contemporary art.