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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Empress Place Empress Place Building, Singapore 179555, Singapore
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+65 6332 7798
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Reviewed yesterday

As a westerner visiting Singapore this visit to the Asian Civilisations museum was a very illuminating experience. We particularly enjoyed the Tang Shipwreck displays which exhibits some amazingly well preserved artefacts from the ancient shipwreck! During our visit the Joseon Korea exhibition was running and...More

Thank Christopher E
Reviewed yesterday

ACM is one of my favourite musuems in Singapore The place is very well curated with a lot of artifacts and rich histories from Asia. One can easily spend half to a day journey through the well curated art pieces and learning the histories. It...More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 2 days ago

My favourite Singapore museum. Interesting collections of historical artefacts from mostly South-East Asian countries, with regularly visiting exhibitions from other Asian countries also. Check their website for info. Exhibition halls only on the 2nd floor. There is one lift to go up. Other than the...More

Thank Ange L
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is very nice and very wonderful place for your family. you can feel like you are staying in the Art museum in Europe, especially this museum is located with river side in Singapore.

Thank inthasone18
Reviewed 4 days ago

Being a Singaporean for so many years, I never thought of visiting the Asian Civilisations Museum but my recent impromptu encounter with the Museum was a very fruitful and enlightening one. After an unpleasant conflict, I left home and went to One Fullerton for a...More

Thank tostartnew1
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one place where you got the old buildings from the colonial era and the new skyscrapers in the background. The museum also holds a rich collection of artifacts to look through and is a welcome respite from the heat of Singapore.

Thank WilsWong-WilzWorkz
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to visit when in Singapore but entrance fee is a bit expensive. Would be good if its discounted on non peak hours.

Thank nicma2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As for me the museum a little bit boring. It Consisted of statues and historical stuff from some Asian countries. The collection itself is not a lot, I think they should add more stuff to enhance the soul of the museum. The entrance fee was...More

Thank niarparamita
Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing walk through the history of singapore there at the museum as well as can see other interesting exhibits inside the museum.

Thank tho_mas_nel_son
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a calm space with beautifully designed displays. When we were there a highlight was a display of the ceramics redovered from a ship sunk centuries ago preserving hundreds of dishes, enormous jars, boxes, etc. Other displays relating to singapore's importance on the...More

Thank heachri
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Tavi A
How long does it take to finish the whole museum?
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
Excuse me, is there any volunteer guide at this museum? If yes, how can I contact with them?
18 November 2015|
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Response from | 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