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Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

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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. Put Asian Civilisations Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Singapore itinerary builder.
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  • We have been to this museum today and also joined the guided tour which was really good. Museum is very modern, well kept, has a lot of interesting pieces, highly recommended. There is a cafe downstai...  more »
  • The Asian Civilisations Museum is in a beautiful colonial building near the river. The exhibits are informative and beautifully displayed. It's great to get an overall picture of the history of the re...  more »
  • “Would not have appreciated it if small children were there...” It's really a wonderful place and very clean.  more »
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  • Great museum with a lot of exhibits. It has three floors, not very big but quite nice regardless. The entrance fee isn't too expensive either
  • While the museum itself is small, and doable in 2-3 hours, it houses a wide variety of artifacts from around Asia. I went during the Josen (Korea) exhibition, and I loved the artifacts and information on display. I am particularly interested in extant garments, and there were a few original pieces to view. There were also a few replicas, which appeared to be well done. I definitely recommend checking this museum out if you have the opportunity.
  • Very interesting museum with lots of exhibits. It's very well laid out and presents content in an interesting and engaging way.
  • It's a nice building with quite handful number of artefacts collection from all over the Asian continent. If you're lucky you might be able to join the tour which lasted for about an hour. While it's not really a big building I'd say about 1.5-2 hours visit should do it..
  • Nice exhibits on Asian culture, but I feel it can show more about various aspects of life of the countries of Asia, rather than just showing artifacts

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