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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
The Quays
+65 6332 7798
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice building, where they managed a harmonious mix between new and old. Excellent displays, especially about a shipwrecked boat, nice little café as well.

Thank Labienus
Reviewed 1 week ago

The shipwreck room is spectacular, a perfect example of riveting museography, and I suspect the Islamic section, once it's completed, is going to equally wonderful. Also, it's just across the river (crossed by a historic bridge) from the quay with all the typical restaurants, so...More

Thank dickonfotheringay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Review by Dr Sim. Interesting old Asian pieces. Recommend visit by Tourists. Nice collection of Blue and White porcelain but could be better. Not enough pieces considering that SIngaporean and Asian collectors have sizable Blue and White collections. Nice Peranakan pieces. Regards DrSim001

Thank drsim001
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to expect, and I must say, I was very surprised by this museum! Very well organized and a great building in general. The exhibits are very interesting and well done.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here you can a find a few exhibits. At the moment, the exhibits are Ancient Religions, The Scholar in Chinese Culture, A Space for Contemporary Art, Tang Shipwreck and Chinese Ceramics. There are some guided tours you can join at a specific timing. It is...More

Thank Shakeame
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Environment is nice and immerse. Nice ambience . Good hangout place for the wholeday. Interesting to visit.

Thank rilacxtina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

awesome place for family with kids.Conviently located near to train station.many other place of interest nearby.

Thank Kean L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to visit to get some info before planning to travel to the neighboring countries to know more about their culture and history

Thank leekokkheng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is larger than it looks from the outside and takes a few hours to get around. Besides the exhibits which are very interesting, the building itself is wonderful to explore. A great thing to do on a rainy or very hot day -...More

Thank Nigel-Traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is interesting for both children and adults. Many interesting exhibits. You can visit more than once.

Thank timame2017
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offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay
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Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer.
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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 | 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