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“Fascinating and informative”

Asian Civilisations Museum
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Ranked #31 of 817 things to do in Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fascinating and informative”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Allow at least two or three hours to learn about the history of south east Asia, its culture, languages and politics

Visited March 2014
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Singapore
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156 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great Place to Visit for a touch of History”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Not a crowded place and most importantly - Free for Singapore Citizens and PR. Great place to bring the Kids!

Visited December 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great collection of artifacts from my different eras and cultures. Dark inside so hard to get no flash pictures

Visited March 2014
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Sarasota
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5 reviews
“Interesting museum”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great exhibits, laid out so not overwhelming. Can do in about 2 to 3 hours. We'll worth it. Over 60 half price

Visited March 2014
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Seoul, South Korea
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a fairly small museum, though its collections are well-organized and decently labeled. It has a variety of artifacts from China and SE Asia, but Japan and Korea are not represnted at all. The traffic design is poor, requiring you to retrace your steps through what you've already seen in order to exit. The brochure was a photocopied page. The gift shop was a joke.

Visited February 2014
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