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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” (58 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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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a great place to learn about silk route trade, religion and traditions of all over Asia. Beautiful exhibits, fairly well laid out and helpful staff too

Thank bhuck747
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is exhibiting treasures from Angkor Wat, lent by the Musee National des Arts Asiatiqe in Paris, which have never travelled out of Paris before. The exhibits are fabulous, presented sensitively, and leaves you with a sense of regret of how much South East...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the best museum in SEA regional countries, it's not only the proud of Singaporean visionary and leadership, but also worth for any other asean countries people come to visit this valuable place and learn each other cultural within the same venue.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are very interesting, particularly the shipwreck. Entry was very reasonably priced. The displays and labelling was first claas. Afterwards I had a good coffee and a delicious piece of cake in the restaurant adjoining the museum.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visited the museum it had the Angkor exhibition that the pleasure of the visit was immense. The regular collection is excellent anyway, but with the masterpieces stolen by the French from Cambodia added immensely to the experience. The museum is well organized, the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to head here after hearing lots of good recommendations from other travellers I had met before and it was definitely worth it. I spent about 2-3 hours here, there is a Angkor Wat exhibition going on at the moment which made it very...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

magnificent building, can spend many hours walking through and enjoying the history. Do not miss this opportunity to see the history of Singapore

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the Asain Civilisations Museum. Such a very interesting History Lesson. Would definitely recommend to History buffs.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful museum very well laid out and serene surroundings. Great exhibition spaces and a lovely cafe for sustenance.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Impressive collection of ancient artefacts, yet so well-organised and informative. The newly-revamped Tang Shipwreck exhibit was absolutely amazing, and so was the collection of pottery and religious artefacts. I was lucky to be able to visit the special Angkor Wat exhibition too, and am looking...More

Thank Min L
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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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