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Asian Civilisations Museum

1 Empress Place Empress Place Building, Singapore 179555, Singapore
+65 6332 7798
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The Asian Civilisations Museum is devoted to exploring the rich artistic heritage of Asia, especially the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans. Founded in 1993 and in its present building by the Singapore River since 2003, the museum traces its roots to the Raffles Museum, founded in the middle of the 19th century. ACM focuses on the many historical connections between the cultures of Asia, and between Asia and the world. Singapore’s history as a port city that brought people together from all over the world is used as a means of examining the history of Asia. Special exhibitions bring magnificent objects from around the world to our Singapore audience. Programmes like the annual River Nights encourage visitors to connect more closely with culture and the arts.
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“south east asia” (57 reviews)
“asian countries” (27 reviews)
“special exhibit” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Empress Place Empress Place Building, Singapore 179555, Singapore
The Quays
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+65 6332 7798
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not a very huge museum, but most of the time I can feel the curator always trying to make the exhibition being lively and showing only the essence.

Thank 捷安 余
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting and well laid out museum. Fascinating exhibits of the trade routes from middle east to Asia

Thank David v
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is free for Singaporean and Singapore PR, an interesting place to bring young children to learn about Singapore. Exhibition changes from time to time, with many interactive activities.

Thank TheDeliveryGuySG
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there expecting a more detailed story on the Asian Civilization in Singapore, and 75% of the displays consisted of dishes, not enough variety, a bit disappointing.

Thank sunliner58
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum that looks at all the different cultures, religions and exports of Asian countries across the centuries. We saw the Ankgor Wat exhibition from Paris as well as the normal museum and I learnt a lot and it was very interesting and different exhibit....More

Thank Melanie M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Asian Civilizations Museum was the highlight of our museum meanderings during our week long stay in Singapore. The museum is in a wonderful setting and it's worth taking a minute or two before or after your visit to sit by the river and watch...More

Thank 22,007
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are not traditionally museum goers but my husband likes ancient history and I was happy to wander around in air con fir a while! Little did I know just how much I would enjoy the museum and in particular the Angkor exhibition. We joined...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Classy restaurants by the Singapore river - a stop by place if you decide to take a walk along Singapore river.

Thank Chua S
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

It was a great museum. We planned it for our last day before our flight, but it wasn’t enough. You can spend a half day easily. Also, there are temporary exhibitions. We visited Angkor Wat exhibition as a part of museum visit. (One week later...More

Thank Nihan E
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Well curated collection. Each item is significant and or beautiful The collection of religious statues was worth the fee alone Nice cafe to finish

Thank fallfans
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Alisha D
19 October 2017|
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Response from Phillip S | Reviewed this property |
For Singaporeans, it's free entry, otherwise for tourists, it's fairly cheap. Prices range from $2 to $8, and for a family of 5 it's $24. All on their website :-)
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Tavi A
5 July 2016|
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Response from Donna N | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the closings of some exhibits, maybe the special exhibit is being changed. I found the museum and their collections exceptional! I can spend half a day viewing the different collections. The Southeast... More
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Kinhvanghoe
18 November 2015|
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Response from Ying Chun T | Property representative |
Hi there, if you are planning to visit the museum and attend a guided tour, there are free guided tours every day, run by different museum volunteer/docent groups. The English tours are at 11am (Daily), 2pm (Daily), 3pm... More
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