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Asian Civilisations Museum

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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...more
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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 2 days ago via mobile

One of my favourite museums in Singapore. It gives an excellent overview of religious and ceramics art pieces in South East Asia and China, all displayed in a tasteful manner. You can easily spend three hours here.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LamN_12
Reviewed 4 days ago

An amazing museum which is so well put together and covers all Asian civilizations, showing particularly how trade developed in the region with maritime connections also to Europe. Religion, religious beliefs and customs is also well covered and at present there is also a special...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Beverley E
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the finest art museums in Asia, in my view. Houses an eclectic collection in a stately old colonial building. Includes both folk art and sophisticated pieces influenced by Chinese, Indian, Malay, and British colonial sensibilities.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank taiwankeiki
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting exhibits taking place in this museum. Not the biggest one, but interesting to visit if you're staying in Singapore a bit longer.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maria b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Housed in colonial style building, the place is a joy to visit. The admission fee is also reasonable considering how much the place has to offer. All the exhibits are well curated, with plenty of space to move about. There are seats scattered around the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 197gabes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The layout was initially confusing and the doors open by surprise. Be sure to read the map/layout to navigate your way around. The curation for this museum was excellent and there were many take away from this exhibition. I enjoyed the Raffles in Southeast Asia...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ZahidahTifny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love museums but we have a very special feeling about this one. The display regarding the sunken ship full of Tang Dynasty procelains headed for the Middle East, which was found in 1998, was particularly interesting. We loved the other exhibits which drew together...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best museums I have visited- recently revamped into Themed sections with a variety of tours We went on the Highlights tour - excellent Highly recommended

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank smw45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came back here twice in December with the kids. With young kids you need to keep a close watch so that they don't randomly decide to damage anything, but it's still worth a visit for them. More suited for adults though and you're probably...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KGB777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Asian Civilisations Museum is a must see when you are in Singapore. You can browse for hours, but even if you do not have enough time - a quick visit and an outside lunch are a perfect outing. For anyone who is keen to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Alisha D
19 October 2017|
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Response from phillips336 | 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 :-)
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
17 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