We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Arts House

1 Old Parliament Lane The Arts House At the Old Parliament, Singapore 179429, Singapore
+65 6332 6900
Review Highlights
Old parliament house

The former parliament house is now a arts house but really no much to display other than the... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Heng How N
via mobile
Building with a sense of history

Attended a symposium at The Arts House. This beautiful building used to house parliamentary... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Read all 46 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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 supports and presents programmes and festivals that aim to develop and promote literary arts in Singapore.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good41%
  • Average36%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
1 Old Parliament Lane The Arts House At the Old Parliament, Singapore 179429, Singapore
The Quays
+65 6332 6900
Write a Review
Reviews (46)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 28 reviews

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.

1  Thank Heng How N
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.

Thank quekkg
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank Tony T
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The area of old government buildings along the Singapore River is one of the nicest parts of the city and the Arts House is one of the most interesting things within this dignified district. On the first floor, there is an excellent series of information...More

1  Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

In amongst the high rise buildings you will find older buildings such as this that are worth the visit either to appreciate the architecture or bust for its historical significance.

Thank CorneliusfudgeGM
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Found by chance, the now named "Arts House" used to be the old Parliament Building and contains a fascinating and succint exhibition describing Singapore's journey to independence. You also have access to the old debating chamber. Not a lengthy visit but very interesting and we...More

Reviewed 11 October 2016

went there to check out the cultural revolution photo exhibition. great collection of photos in a nice little historical building. this is the second exhibition ive seen here and generally they have good exhibits.

Thank hamilton0478
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This landmark building in downtown Singapore City was originally designed and built in 1827 as the home of a wealthy Scottish merchant John Argyle Maxwell. Because of what would today be called a bureaucratic blunder, Maxwell's house became the only private home in an area...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We ate at the O'Parl Cafe Bar & Bistro which located at The Art House. The food was average but ok. We didn't find out until afterwards that despite ticking the box on the credit card receipt to be charged in Singapore dollars, they put...More

Thank SuzieSee
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a beautiful location for events. It is the old parliament building and acts as a nice museum as well as event location. It is really a great choice. In addition, there is a live bar right next door along the river, so there...More

Thank Steven R
The Quays
From Marina Bay, a walk along Singapore River will
take you through the three Quays of the city, each
offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay
features historical sites and a buzzing riverfront
vibe. Clarke Quay caters to the party crowd, while
Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer.
Weekends at Robertson Quay and Martin Road also give a
peek into the lives of expats in Singapore, as the
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
The National Kitchen by Violet Oon at the National Gallery
580 reviews
.20 km away
178 reviews
.18 km away
189 reviews
.09 km away
123 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Asian Civilisations Museum
1,804 reviews
.15 km away
National Gallery Singapore
741 reviews
.11 km away
Singapore Cricket Club
129 reviews
.06 km away
Statue of Raffles
221 reviews
.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Arts House staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines