Housed in the former Saint Joseph's Institution, the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) was officially opened in 20 January 1996.

The museum aims to preserve and present the contemporary art and art histories of Singapore and Southeast Asia. SAM is home to the world's largest public collection of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks.

SAM at 8Q - SAM's annexe - opened on 15 August 2008 at 8 Queen Street. Occupying the former Catholic High School, it houses the growing contemporary art collection of SAM and engages audiences in art. It provides candid insights, through contemporary art, into the history, society and culture of modern day Singapore.

Both museums present an interactive, living centre for the arts, showcasing a diversity of contemporary art genres - from painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, new media, to performance and sound art.

Opening Hours:
Mondays to Sundays
10:00am to 7:00pm
Last admission to the museum is at 6.15pm

10:00am to 9:00pm
Free admission on Friday nights, 6:00pm to 9:00 pm

Guided Tours:

English Mandarin Japanese
Monday 2pm
Tuesday - Thursday 11am, 2pm 10.30am
Friday 11am, 2pm, 7pm 7.30pm 10.30am
Saturday 11am, 2pm, 3.30pm
Sunday 11am, 2pm, 3.30pm 11.30am

Approximate touring time is 45 minutes.

Free admissions will be provided to Citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) all year round to the permanent galleries displaying our national collection and selected special exhibitions at the National Museums and Heritage Institutions. (Please present ID for verification)

Foreign Visitors

Category Individual
Adult S$10.00
Student (student card to be produced) S$5.00
Senior Citizen (aged 60 and above) S$5.00
Group of 20 adults or more 20% off adult admission tickets

SAM - 71 Bras Basah Road S(189555)

SAM at 8Q - 8 Queen Street S(188535)
Tel: (+65) 6332 3222

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Please visit Singapore Arts Museum for more information.

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