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Asian Civilisations Museum

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Neighborhood: Downtown Core
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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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Very exotic exhibits!

This place is a must visit if you are museum hopping. Its not very big but the layout of the exhibits and the displays are well thought out. Lots of antiques from around the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This place is a must visit if you are museum hopping. Its not very big but the layout of the exhibits and the displays are well thought out. Lots of antiques from around the region that really tell the visitor of the richness of the region

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Its free to enter and some of the exhibits are loaned to the museum. One or two areas where closed for development work but this did not detract from our visit. There is quite a lot to see for a museum in a relatively small country and the description labels are informative. The museum exhibits are grouped into regional areas... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A great collection of artefacts showing times of the civilisations in Asia. A must see for history lovers!

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Museum is worth a visit, it was very interesting, unfortunately we didn't get to see all of it as some parts of the Museum were closed for renovation. I would like to go back and see it all.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went to see the Treasures from Asia's Oldest Musuem of Buddhist Art from the Indian Museum at Kolkata. We found it very interesting and informative and some of the statues are impressive. The Museum was easy to access from the Fullerton Hotel but there is a lot of construction work going on around it at the moment. We always... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This museum was so informative and well worth an afternoon to explore. If you want to learn about Asia this is the place and everything is very well done and easy to understand. I felt so much more educated when i left and could have spent more time there reading exhibits and look at the artifacts. An excellent museum.

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

When I went to the ACM, the first floor was closed for renovation. But the second floor more than made up for this. I had the good fortune to visit the ACM when they had a special exhibit focused on Buddhist artifacts from the Calcutta museum. This spectacular exhibit walked us through artifacts from the first millennium BC and later.... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I very much enjoyed this museum! Exibit is well done and easy to follow. Location is central. Information available in many languages. Worth a visit!

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Abu Dhabi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A very impressive museum with artifacts from different areas in Asia and a good explanation is provided... could be bigger in size.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great location for this free museum. Join one of the guided tours to get the most out of your visit. You will learn a lot about the vibrant culture and peoples of the region. The quality of the artefacts are exceptionally good. We visited twice. Opens at 9.00am but remember it's 10.30am on Sunday.

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Additional Information about Asian Civilisations Museum

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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