Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
Categories: History Museums, Museums
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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sharing knowledge with your kids, and having a nice and ease afternoon. many paintings and historical things displaying
So it's not as comprehensive as the National Museum but it does have a wealth of interesting ancient artifices from historical Singapore and other countries. We really enjoyed the Tang shipwreck and i... read more »
Large collection of articles from Singapore, Malaysia, China and the Middle East. Fewer items, and far less impressive collection from/ other Asian countries. Excellent signage and descriptions
I think this place is mis-named. It is not a museum of various Asian cultures, it is a random collection of artefacts from various Asian cultures. Nicely presented with some decent explanations. But the overall expectation set by the museum is not met at all. Also about 50% of the floor space is being renovated at the moment so check that it is in full use before paying in.
The shipwreck gallery is a must-see. Different from typical porcelain from China, this collection had strangely middle eastern design (maybe because it caters for middle eastern market). The greco-roman buddha at Level 2 is also must-see--you can see the fusion of eastern and western tradition on the sculpture.
Visited the ACM one hot Saturday afternoon recently. There was an exhibition of the Asian Christianity art of display. Christianity in Asia has a long history before Marco Polo. A lot of influence comes from the Indian sub-continent and also the Middle East. It seems that inter-religion acceptance back then was far more accommodating than modern times.
Singaporeans and PRs can go in for free. Quite a nice and relaxing place to hang out. There's already plenty to see at the free exhibits area, but you'll need to pay to see the special exhibits There's also a kid's area near the entrance where they can have fun.
Full of artefacts and we can learn alot. Educational and awesome
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