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Asian Civilisations Museum

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Address: 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 2982
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Trace the cultural roots of the island’s diverse population through the...
Trace the cultural roots of the island’s diverse population through the museum’s interactive displays. Virtual hosts greet you at each of the themed exhibits, which focus on the peoples of Southeast Asia, West Asia, South Asia and China. There is a steady rotation of special exhibitions and a fantastic museum shop. Exhibit highlights of this diverse cultural museum include a ninth-century Buddha and a Chinese snuff box.
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Historical buildings with great exhibition collections

On mid-June, we visited the Asian Civilisations Museum. Around 2 pm, there was a free guided tour and the docent led us to walk around the heritage. The exhibition is about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

On mid-June, we visited the Asian Civilisations Museum. Around 2 pm, there was a free guided tour and the docent led us to walk around the heritage. The exhibition is about Buddhism. The docent pointed out differences between South Asia, China and Roma's imagination to the Buddha. Also, on the other side of the heritage, also exhibits the marriage proposals... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Wow! The quality of the exhibits is stunning.seriously one of the best museums of Asuan art I have ever bern to. Great staff as well.

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Possibly due to the timing of our visit (LKY week of mourning) the museum had few visitors. The exhibits have good descriptions. Plenty of pictures and other artifacts to explain the history of civilization in the area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This renovated museum is better than most in Singapore. Usually, they are great spaces in wonderful colonial buildings but with little content. ACM has an interesting collection of sculpture, artefacts and textiles from around SE Asia and makes a decent attempt at telling the story of regional history and civilisations. That said, I wish Singapore would spend some of its... More 

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NSW, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The collection was extensive and set out so it just kept unfolding. It was very hushed & made it easy to become absorbed in what the artifacts. I felt there could have been more information about the purpose of different objects rather than just where they came from. There's a lot of work going on outside so it's hard to... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This museum is a must see in Singapore. Systematic presentation of information in a simple but artistic way. Beautiful collection of historical facts, artifacts and deities. The presentation of Asian history, especially history of Singapore is fascinating. Puppet Stage and Gold Ornaments from the Forbidden Hill are fascinating. They also have a wide collection of Buddhist sculptures. The walk to... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The museum had some very interesting and varied artifacts. I didn't know anything about the culture or history of Singapore and I learnt a lot on this visit. Entry is free. Had a nice section for children.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

For the visually artistic and aesthatic minds, this place is a must-go and must-see at least once in your lifetime. From colourful paintings to 3D Visuals and mind-boggling statues, the Asian Civilisations Museum is worth the trip.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Half the galleries are closed for refurbishment so only the ones on level 2 are open. They have therefore made it free entry, which is great. I particularly enjoyed the gallery on south east asian religions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Kids and adults alike will like this museum, there are activities and exhibits for both to enjoy. The surroundings in the civic district are also very pleasant.

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Additional Information about Asian Civilisations Museum

Address: Address: 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 2982
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Downtown Core
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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