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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Empress Place Empress Place Building, Singapore 179555, Singapore
The Quays
+65 6332 7798
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Reviewed yesterday

Several areas of the museum were closed for renovation when we visited which was a bit disappointing but what we were able to see was very interesting. However, the standout room in the museum is the one housing the exhibits from the Tang Shipwreck. In...More

Thank Bucksvoyager
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic museum that presents Asian links and influences in trade, art and religion. Download the free app in advance to get additional information and to use with the 3D technology in the Wreck room. The exhibits are well curated and presented. There...More

Thank embeesyd
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my third visit here and each one has been a real pleasure. At best this is an afternoon of entertainment. The exhibits are very interesting, particularly the shipwreck, Not being fully versed in Asian history this has provided a very good place to...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent quite some time in the first couple of rooms and found that it was becoming repetitive and so we diverted to the shipwreck room which was excellent and of interest to most. Entry was very reasonably priced. The displays and labelling was first...More

Thank Dennis R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum features exhibits from all over Asia, with detailed descriptions on the exhibits, and 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. Ticket price is...More

Thank awLKA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to visit. The place is well equipped with lots of information on the Asian civilisation. I spent at least two to three hours looking and reading all the description.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to city centre. A cool quiet place to get out of the heat. Very interesting exhibitions. If you're tired of asian food the cafe is airconditioned and offers some European food which is reasonably priced.

Thank Daph P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

intersting museum in a beautiful building, showing how people of various races come together to form a nation. very good ceramics section.

Thank 120ronaldg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good to escape the heat and be in air con. Enjoyed learning about history and seeing the displays that dated back a long time. Very well displayed. Easy to do at own pace, not over crowded.

Thank Danni F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ACM is a must-do for Asian history/civilisations enthusiasts. They have especially a gool collection of cermaics from China. An old ship-wreck artefacts are also lovely. Overall great experience. Also, nice in-hourse cafe. The entire museum can be covered in a morning + afternoon.

Thank Asterix04
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Alisha D
19 October 2017|
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Response from Kevin T | Reviewed this property |
You can find all the information on their website. Just few dollars for tourists but worth a visit. Lot of nice curated artifacts.
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