Istana Heritage Gallery

The Gallery


In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Istana Heritage Gallery will be closed until further notice.

The Istana Heritage Gallery is located at the Istana Park along Orchard Road, opposite the Istana. Opened since October 2016, the specially curated exhibition captures the Istana's transition from being the Colonial Governor's House to its present role as the Office of the President. The range of heritage displays include state artefacts, artworks and collection of gifts presented by foreign dignitaries to Singapore's Presidents and Prime Ministers.

The Gallery complements the guided tours at the Istana Open House. It also showcases the President's constitutional, ceremonial and community roles and the Istana's special place in Singapore's history.

Admission to the Gallery is free. Advance booking is advised for group visits.



Gallery Highlights

Gallery Etiquette

To ensure an enjoyable experience for visitors, please note the following:

Care for the Gallery
Do not touch any displays and handle electronic items with care.
Children aged 12 years and below must be accompanied by adults at all times.
Consideration for Others

Switch your mobile devices to silent mode and do not talk or laugh loudly. Avoid bringing bulky items into the gallery and do not obstruct other visitors.

Arrangement should be made
at least two weeks in advance at:
Photography and Filming

Visitors may take photographs (without flash) for personal use only. Photos of items on display cannot be used for commercial purposes without prior written consent from the President's Office. Do not use selfie sticks and tripods in the gallery.

Safety and Security
For your safety, do not lean on the display cases or run about in the gallery. The gallery is monitored by security cameras.
Food and Drink
Food and drinks are NOT allowed in the gallery.
Respectable Behaviour
We reserve the right to ask any person acting in an unacceptable manner to leave the gallery.

Visitors Information

Opening Hours & Admission


Istana Park, 35 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238902
(directly opposite main gate of the Istana)

Opening Hours

Daily from 10 am-6 pm, except Wednesdays when it is closed for maintenance.

(Note: In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Istana Heritage Gallery will be closed until further notice.) 

Admission charges


Maximum capacity

45 pax. Visitors may be asked to return at a later timeslot if the gallery is full.

Getting Here

Nearest MRT station is Dhoby Ghaut which connects to the Circle Line, Northeast Line and the North South Line. Take Exit C to Istana Park

Nearest alighting point is at Hotel Innotel along Penang Lane or Plaza Singapura Atrium Wing Porch along Oldham Lane


Nearby Attractions

National Museum of Singapore

93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897

Singapore Art Museum

71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555

Services & Amenities


Information panels of the Istana's history and heritage, State Gifts, artefacts and artwork. A digitised copy of the Istana guestbook is available for viewing.

Nearest amenities

Nearest dining and washroom facilities are at Concorde Hotel & Shopping Mall, Plaza Singapura, The Cathay or Innotel Hotel. 

General enquiries
Tel: 69044289

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