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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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“south east asia” (58 reviews)
“special exhibit” (21 reviews)
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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
The Quays
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the Asain Civilisations Museum. Such a very interesting History Lesson. Would definitely recommend to History buffs.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful museum very well laid out and serene surroundings. Great exhibition spaces and a lovely cafe for sustenance.

Thank Katetherat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive collection of ancient artefacts, yet so well-organised and informative. The newly-revamped Tang Shipwreck exhibit was absolutely amazing, and so was the collection of pottery and religious artefacts. I was lucky to be able to visit the special Angkor Wat exhibition too, and am looking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ACM as its better known is a heritage building and a must see if you like art/history. Its been around for quite sometime now and the typical British Colonial provides a unique look to the modern Singapore skyline.

Thank PushExplore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Permenant galleries are filled with ancient artefacts from various cultures in Asia. Special exhibitions are held regularly bringing in collections held by other museums overseas. The special Angkor exhibition which I visited had an intresting display of objects from and relating to Angkor Wat, and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I visited the museum, I was quite lucky as they’re having a free tour covering their temporary exhibition about Angkor Wat and Cambodian history. The guide was an expert in Southeast Asian history so, she was capable of explaining even the very small (and...More

Thank Aditya Cakasana J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

May 2018 see the Tang dynasty display, a shipwreck found about 30 years ago is a must, the museum displays the multicultural heritage of Singapore of a thousand years or more.

Thank JeffOP
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a long awaited visit. The new exhibition about Ang Kor Wat was really good. If you are one for history and culture, this is what you should go for. The artefacts are from France so it is an exciting collection to view. It...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is an overwhelming museum, full of great information about the history of Asia and how trade between nations built it. The signage is in English and well-done. My one complaint, such as it is, is that there is almost too much to see in...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

My absolute favorite museum. Has improved a lot over the years. Good special exhibitions. Friendly staff.

Thank Eric J
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Alisha D
19 October 2017|
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Response from Phillip S | 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 :-)
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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 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
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