Asian Civilisations Museum

  • Asian Civilisations Museum Image: Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Address
    Asian Civilisations Museum
    1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
  • Phone
    (65) 6332 7798 / (65) 6332 3275
  • Opening hours
    Daily from 10:00 to 19:00
    Fridays from 10:00 to 21:00
  • Website
    www.acm.org.sg
  • Email
    nhb_acm_vs@nhb.gov.sg

Asian Civilisations Museum is the only museum in Singapore dedicated to exhibiting artifacts and collections representing different regions of Asia including China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia/ Islamic. The museum, located on the bank of the Singapore River, is where you can learn about Asia's history and cultures.

Guide to Asian Civilisations Museum
Singapore River gallery
With an open window, you can have good views across the Singapore River to the glinting towers of steel and glass of the busy financial district. This gallery tells many stories from coolies’ to Chettiars, and the indigenous Orang Laut to the newly arrived Europeans.

Southeast Asia galleries
The three Southeast Asia galleries cover over 2,500 years of history, and cultures of Southeast Asia countries.

West Asia gallery
West Asia galleries focus on Islam religion, which still has a major impact on the shaping of Singapore and the surrounding region.

China gallery
In this gallery, you are exposed to many artifacts related to Chinese cultures including stone statues, ceramic and bronzed items, and contemporary Daoist objects.

South Asia gallery
With the South Asian collection, you can explore the wealth of diversity in the region through themes such as religion, science, and the performing arts.

ACM highlight guided tour
English
Monday to Thursday 11:00, 14:00
Friday 11:00, 14:00, 19:00
Saturday & Sunday 11:00, 14:00, 15:00

Mandarin
Saturday & Sunday 11:30, 14:30

Japanese
Tuesday to Friday 10:30
Every second of Saturday of the month 13:30

French
Every third Thursday of the month 10:15

Korean
Every first Wednesday of the month 11:30

Spanish
Every second Thursday of the month 11:30

Special exhibition guided tour
English
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:30
Wednesdays, Fridays 11:30, 14:30
Saturdays, Sundays 15:30

Chinese
Saturdays, Sundays 15:00

Japanese
Tuesdays, Thursdays 13:00

Admission fees
– Citizens & Permanent Residents: Free admission
– Visitors aged 6 and below: Free admission
– Concession admission: S$4.00
– Others: S$8.00

How to get there
Bus lines: 75, 100, 107, 130, 131 and 167 (Walking 2 mins from bus stop B02011)
Nearest  MRT station: Raffles Place MRT (NS26/EW14) (Walking 3 mins from Exit H)

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