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Asian Civilisations Museum

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Asian Civilisations Museum Admission Ticket
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Asian Civilisations Museum Admission Ticket
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 Empress Place Empress Place Building, Singapore 179555, Singapore
Central Area/City Area
+65 6332 7798
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Centrally located by the old Parliament House and the Fullerton Hotel, flanked by the Singapore River, is this treasure of discovery. We went to eppreciate the Raffles in SouthEast Asia exhibition, in collaboration with the British Museum, and found the guided visit most meaningful. It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Haebee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Located in one of the splendid old civic buildings an interesting collection of artefacts well presented and explained. The Raffles In Southeast Asia exhibits looking at his life from a scholastic perspective as well as a statesman was very interesting. Well worth a visit when...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LeeD0412
Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum split over 3 levels with several different exhibits on each level dedicated to certain periods of the regions history. Guided tours at various times by the museum and locals do free tours around the museum as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank epic9990
Reviewed 1 week ago

Open daily, on Fridays half price from 7-9pm. Suggested duration: 2-3 hours The museum was opened at its current location on March 2, 2003. It specializes in pan-Asian cultures and civilizations. Current exhibits include Exhibit Raffles in Southeast Asia. Galleries on the First Level tell...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tsion A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Asian Civilizations Museum is a good stop to learn about the people in this area. My favorites were the Tang wreck and seeing all those rice bowls that were on the bottom of the see for over 1000 years restored to look like they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tabhauser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another place I love to revisit. Impressive historical objects ranging from fine porcelain to historical clothing (pyjamas!). Great place to discover the history of the region and the artefacts that are part of the heritage of Asia

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maggie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First thing, let's not compare this museum to the great museums of the world, but to museums in cities of comparable size and history. In that case, I found this to be a very good museum, good for a 1/12- 2 hour visit. It is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CMBobbo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ancient civilization museum was beautifully laid out and rich in history. I felt the curators invested a lot of effort in the design and selection of the exhibits and it contributed to a great viewing experience. Admission was $20SGD with discounts for those over...More

Date of experience: March 2019
10  Thank wireless_in_CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I consider this museum to be one of the weaker ones in Singapore. While there are many things to look at, it utterly misses a meaningful flow. There isn’t any logic or sequence, rather, you see Buddha after Buddha and ceramic bowl after ceramic bowl....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MarMar584
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked the museum very much, as from the part in Europe I live the Far Eastern and Southeastern civilizations are not very well represented. I like the Indian and the Chinese artifacts the most. The shipwreck findings are very fine. A must-see museum when...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Alisha D
19 October 2017|
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Response from phillips336 | 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 :-)
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
18 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