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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
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1 Empress Place Empress Place Building, Singapore 179555, Singapore
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+65 6332 7798
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Reviewed 2 days ago

“Would not have appreciated it if small children were there...” It's really a wonderful place and very clean.

Thank Amarnath M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When you claim to represent the entire continent of Asia with its numerous Civilizations, you better deliver...this museum falls far short with it's hodge-podge of galleries and inadequate pieces representing entire cultures and Civilizations....

Thank travel2findoneself
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't know how we haven't been here on our privious trips to Singapore. We left this to our last day in Singapore, between hotel checkout and our late night flight. Lots see, but do a guided tour, you'll get much more out of it.

Thank Dan639
Reviewed 1 week ago

What's not to like about this historic building and excellent displays of Asian civilizations. The exhibits are interesting and displayed well.

Thank Winstonthedog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting history and beautiful building. It is a nice place to stop to break up a hot day wandering around Singapore!

Thank JacquiM664
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the hot & humid day, this museum is a good place to cool down. The museum is spacious and a good spot for wedding photography too.

Thank JimmyNg168
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this wonderful museum on a Family Friday which meant no entry fee and free kids activities. I think these run on school holidays so check the museum website for details. This museum includes a fantastic collection from a ship wreck that will interest...More

Thank MabelJane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking a stroll through the corridors and hallways brings one to a time where our predecessors who have fought adversities, have put this little island on the world map. Check out David Marshall desk right there along the corridor once one steps through the main...More

Thank peterK801OD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this museum years ago and it's still same good. Well designed, great displays, introduction and overview into the SE Asian history. Closely located to the Raffles statue. Good location. Great artifacts especially those Chinese sections upstairs. Artifacts like those aren't on...More

Thank Asia_suitcase
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An outstanding collection in this beautifully recycled building, relatively recently opened. I always recommend it to visitors to Singapore.

Thank Max B
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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
17 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
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