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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 yesterday via mobile

No sooner off the plane, bags dropped at hotel and I walked through the doors here at ACM. I was fortunate to have arrived just as a tour was commencing, thus I was able to truly benefit from what this museum had to offer rather...More

Thank BryGL
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour! Learned a lot about history of trade & ceramics in this area. Ancient shipwreck of the Tang Dynasty was fascinating to see along with all the exhibits. Beautiful museum!

Thank Anita B
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are a number of very well laid out rooms which contain some very lovely pottery but that's it. It does have a an excellent cafe though!

Thank farnhogals
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very cool look-back on the trade history of Singapore and the South China seas that helps one understand many of the cultural linkages of south east Asia as well.

Thank 943willems
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Asian Civilisations Museum exiting it fill in an hour or, but before I knew it, 3.5 hrs had passed. A rich and vibrant museum showcasing local Singaporean culture as well as Chinese and Muslim cultures. Plenty of artefacts to look and admire, and...More

Thank Phillip S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really pleasant time here roaming about the various attractions and wonders. Marvel at turtles, squid and other marine life crafted from ocean debris at the Ghost Nets Of The Ocean exhibition - stunning art to raise awareness of ocean pollution as well as...More

Thank MKFX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the old ACM. Middle of renovation and redoing of galleries and hopefully just as lovely as before:)

Thank skryf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this museum. There are some more rooms opening later in 2017/8 and the ones that are open are super interesting. The tang shipwreck is super cool. I'd highly recommend taking one of the free docent tours, the times for which are on their website....More

Thank CraigM88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

May 2016 (Apologies late review) The museum and surrounding exhibition buildings are a credit to the country. Shipwrecks and Egyptian bits from the British Museum. Artworks and poetry by gifted 'natives'. In Tune with the Times, and We Built A Nation. Yes, Singaporeans motto at...More

Thank HvonHagen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an exciting and interesting museum. Thank you to a very knowledgeable and engaging tour guide named Vera. You are a professional raconteur and your delivery of the information on Scholars was so interesting. We could have listened to you ad infinitum. You cannot leave...More

Thank maria d
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Tavi A
4 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
17 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