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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
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+65 6332 7798
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Reviewed December 1, 2014

Good overview of what I was to see later in my trip to Asia. I highly recommend the guided tour at 11 AM that helped make sense of it all.

1  Thank madtaxer
Reviewed November 30, 2014

This place is great museum, children love it and for photo shooting its a very good place. The entrance fee is affordable.

1  Thank 2Cee
Reviewed November 30, 2014

I am not a big fan of museums I can usually take them or leave them. Generally I do not plan a lot of museum visits when I travel, My wife brought me here and I was amazed by the range of exhibits and the...More

Thank B K
Reviewed November 29, 2014

I arrived in time for a free guided tour by a very knowledgable volunteer guide. She picked out a few choice exhibits and gave us an in-depth insight into these pieces. I then returned after lunch for a leisurely wander around the rest of the...More

Thank Gilliantomlinson
Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

This sprawling museum is housed in one of Singapore's oldest and grandest buildings - the former Empress Place Building (that has since undergone a major restoration). The museum traces the artistic history (and subsequent contributions) of Asia from India to Thailand, Vietnam to Indonesia, China...More

1  Thank backpacker31
Reviewed November 20, 2014

I just like to see the building cause it's have nice architecture. It's near to other historical building.

Thank Rachmafe
Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

- An interesting exhibit of Asian artifacts. The price is also reasonable. - Overall signage is good. - When I went it wasn't very busy. - Some good interactive video screens. - current porcelain exhibition is good but the other Asian artifacts are better. Cons...More

Thank NomadNorth
Reviewed November 18, 2014

there are good collections in this museum. I could see the over all pictures of Asia and singapore. it is every to go by MRT, Raffle place station. beautiful building

Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you can visit only one museum in Singapore, visit this one. In any case, some of the other museums are a bit disappointing. Some galleries were closed, but there were magnificent exhibits from Burma, Thailand and Vietnam and the Batak people. When I visited,...More

Thank AnnLeedsLeeds
Reviewed November 14, 2014

Love the art and history. Especially loved the Chinese display. Was great learning about the historical progression of Singapore and learning about the different cultures within Singapore.

Thank Glen K
The Quays
From Marina Bay, a walk along Singapore River will
take you through the three Quays of the city, each
offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay
features historical sites and a buzzing riverfront
vibe. Clarke Quay caters to the party crowd, while
Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer.
Weekends at Robertson Quay and Martin Road also give a
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Alisha D
October 19, 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
July 4, 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
November 17, 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