Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

4.4
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Celebrate the history of the world's largest continent at Asian Civilisations Museum. Housed in an old colonial building, the giant collection showcases the diversity of Asia, but also fosters a sense of shared identity. Don't miss a remarkable display of artifacts found in a shipwreck dating back to the 9th century. Appreciate the intricately decorated ceramics and golden wares that went down on the doomed trading ship. You can enhance your experience with a guided tour of the museum--check the website for tour times. Add Asian Civilisations Museum and other attractions to your Singapore trip itinerary using our Singapore journey tool.
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  • I visited the museum on a rainy Saturday. It was quiet and relaxing because of a few visitors. The staff was friendly, and the entrance fee was SGD 8. It is cheaper if you purchase TripAdvisor's...  more »
  • We've enjoyed many exhibitions at the ACM. Recommend checking online for details and any deals. Gorgeous building to enjoy too. Usually we eat at Prive cafe there as well. Then walk aloong the tiver.....  more »
  • Visited the Asian Museum of Civilisation on the National Day as the museum was offering a free admission promotion. Interesting collection but not too many changes since my visit a few years ago...  more »
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  • Amazing highly detailed museum! Great displays of artifacts and exhibits with meticulous descriptions. expect to spend quiet a bit of time here. definitely worth a visit.
  • Nice building and a very good and extensive collection. 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 artefacts the most. A must-see museum when in Singapore
  • The best museum in Singapore city, ever! They're are a great collection of ancient Asian art from China, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and others. Beautiful architecture and stunning exhibitions make you stay all day inside that wonderful museum.
  • Loved this museum. It's filled with all forms for relics from various regions of Asia. It was a wonderful place to spend the day learning. 😀 it was fun....😁
  • Admission pricing includes entry into Permanent Galleries. Singaporeans and Permanent Residents enjoy free entry to all Permanent Galleries daily. Adults-$8 Friday evenings, 7pm to 9pm- $4 Family of $24 CONCESSION Students (with valid student pass)-$4 Senior Citizens (60 yrs and above with valid ID)-$2 Friday evenings, 7pm to 9pm

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Message from Singapore Tourism Board
This neoclassical building is home to art and artefacts from all parts of Asia, including collections that connect the different cultures in the region. The Asian Civilisations Museum, located in Empress Place building close to Boat Quay, commits itself to preserving Singapore & Asia’s cultural heritage. The neoclassical building has over 2,800sqm of gallery space, a museum shop and dining options.Visitors will be exposed to art and artefacts from China, the Islamic world and parts of Southeast Asia. The museum’s collections draw historical connections between cultures, and includes objets d’art related to ancient trade routes and Tang dynasty shipwrecks. In addition to permanent galleries, special exhibitions showcase relics from museums and institutions across the globe.