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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

The museum is quite spacious and nice to walk around. Free guided tours can give you more background.

Thank bharosr
Reviewed 3 days ago

Mostly visits to Singapore involve shopping, eating and more shopping. However, Singapore is blessed with several good museums including the Asian Civilization Museum. This Museum is very interesting in 3 respects: 1. It gives a good account of PERANAKAN - unique to Singapore's culture. It...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this museum for the second time. Their standard collection was limited due to rebuilding activities. However the special was about the "silk routes" which was very interesting

Thank DavidSlager
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable tour with a museum guide. I think I got much more out of my visit because I joined one of the museum's guided tours.

Thank Marg13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved Museum then must visit and take photograph it as your background. I use my NIKON D800 camera and feeling proud of visiting place together with my friends.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A place for learning interesting history of civilization. alot of new galleries every year with interesting artifacts.

Thank MelvL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I both walked around on my own and went on the free (with entry) tour, it's good that they have the free tours because there isn't much signage, so without a tour this place makes no sense to someone without pre-exisiting knowledge of Asian history...More

Thank empress_cherry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is interesting to visit, you will see all the Asian Civilisation, you can see the jewellery, the plates, the coins, the costumes, all the story

Thank VALENB92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative guided tour organized by the docents at ACM. The tour starts promptly at 11am, and ends within an hour. One of the most interesting commentary was about the Tang shipwreck, as well as how punch was invented by a King who had more...More

Thank yptay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wheelchair accessible, wonderful exhibits and very helpful staff. We loved every moment of the visit even kept young children interested and curious about the people, culture of Asia. The building and lovely maintained grounds are a good photo op ... Its a good way to...More

Thank lima p
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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