Singapore Art Museum

Housed in a national monument that was once St Joseph’s Institution, a boys’ mission school, the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) specialises in contemporary art from Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Since its opening in 1996, it has showcased a variety of paintings, sculptures and art installations by local and international artists. SAM’s main building is temporarily closed to the public for renovation works, but regular programming continues at SAM at 8Q, a wing of the museum located across the road. Besides exhibitions, storytelling sessions and arts workshops, SAM at 8Q plays host to film screenings at its Moving Image Gallery, as well as activities for the Singapore Night Festival.

Guided tours for up to 20 participants are conducted in English, Japanese and Mandarin, with other languages available upon request. A 20% discount on adult admission is extended to groups of 20 pax or more. Group deals available upon request.