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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 3 days ago

It is a nice place to kill about an hour of time. exhibits are simple and informative. it is not the most elaborate museum but it has enough to spark interest in the region.

Thank wilson l
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit as it has shown us back to basics. A place where you will indulge in many types of different culture coming in through asia by trading . Routes were identified. Gadgets and goodies were recognized. Wonderful set ups done by the...More

Thank Pearl_tan
Reviewed 4 days ago

Came back here for a visit with my 3 year old son, but I'm not really sure he appreciated the quality of the exhibits. The permanent galleries continue to be very interesting, but their appeal is limited for small kids. I think I'll come back...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 5 days ago

When we visited a tour was just about to start, led by a volunteer "friend" who certainly knew her stuff. Fascinating visit.

Thank Wildfowler3
Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful opportunity to know about the past Asian Culture.The high point of this museum is the exhibits extracted from the Ship wreck.The museum also hosts exhibits from other south Asian countries.

Thank raghu67
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We struck it lucky here with free admission as it was the end of the holidays. Normal admission price is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 concession. We had an excellent lunch at the onsite restaurant and then joined the free hour long tour of the...More

Thank sharon456
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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?
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