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Occupying the almost 200-year-old building that was Singapore's first Parliament House, The Arts House has played an active role in the Singapore arts and creative scene for the past decade. As a centre for writing, writers and ideas, The Arts House...more
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1 Old Parliament Lane The Arts House At the Old Parliament, Singapore 179429, Singapore
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Reviewed 5 August 2019

This is historic building now used as an arts venue. During the day it is open and free and usually not busy. I had the place to myself (with security guard). It only a few minutes to look round. It's right beside Raffles' landing point...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Neil L
Reviewed 11 February 2019

This was a building I would have missed. Went inside the arts house with a free walking tour company, and was really glad I did. This is a building that had really witnessed singapore's history. the parliamentary chamber, in particular made me choked with emotions...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RBFerguson
Reviewed 28 November 2018

On its own it's just a quiet colonial building with really well-maintained facilities, lovely architecture. But they always have events going on - can check out their website or get the hardcopy of their monthly events brochure to find out what's going on. Great way...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

The Art House at the Old Parliament is a very beautiful building. It is full of history. It reminds you of the old colonial splendour that once graced Singapore. Entrance is free and you can go in and see the parliament as it was. I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Went to see the World Vision - Hope Painting Exhibitions. The paintings were done by kids between 5 to 12yo and it was auction during a charity even to raise money for the World Vision to save kids living in poor conditions due to war....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wiwan
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the wonderful Arts House Exhibition with family, kids, friends and colleagues. Took a short walk down the Ancient British Colonel Buildings breezy and cooling evening, 5mins away from City Hall. Great night catching up with old friends for a sumptuous dinner and drinks.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Smiley0413
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I really liked this building. It's free to go in and mooch around and there are informational placards around on the first floor explaining about Singapore's history and the various events which took place in the building. It housed some important parliamentary chambers and offices,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank CraigM88
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The former parliament house is now a arts house but really no much to display other than the parliament chamber which still intact. And of course every visitor is looking for Mr Lee Kuan Yew seat. This is the most memorable for most visitors.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Attended a symposium at The Arts House. This beautiful building used to house parliamentary sessions and is imbued with much history. The walls are lined with photos and interesting snippets of information on the building's past.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Khin Q
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

An interesting look at the origins of Singapore government. Can freely walk around and there is plenty of information to read.

Date of experience: May 2017
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