Asian Civilisations Museum | Exploring the Artistic Heritage of Asia

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Asian Civilisations Museum

Address: 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
Sat ‚Äď Thu: 10 am ‚Äď 7 pm | Fri: 10 am ‚Äď 9 pm
ÔĽŅ Free and Paid - From $12

Located by the Singapore River is the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), Singapore’s national museum of Asian antiquities and decorative art. 

ACM's Focus

The only museum in Asia devoted to exploring the rich artistic heritage of Asia, ACM focuses on the many historical connections between cultures and civilisations in Asia, and between Asia and the world. Housed within its historical building are collections from the various cultures around Asia. Artefacts such as the stone sculptures of deities, relief panel chronicling the life of Buddha, ancient artworks, and Southeast Asian jewellery, all have a fascinating tale to narrate about the different cultures and customs in Asia.

Not only do you get to explore the faith, fashion and people of the region in the past centuries, but you also get to discover stories of Singapore’s history as a port city. 

Family Friendly Programmes

In addition to bringing you on adventures across Asia, ACM also frequently hosts family-friendly programs to allow closer interaction with its exhibitions and encourage conversations about history. Find out about the latest exhibitions and activities at ACM.

Other Amenities

Once you have finished feeding your mind at the museum, you can stop by at either Privé Café @ ACM or Empress, a casual Chinese restaurant, to feed your tummies. Before you leave, swing by the gift store at level 1, to shop for a museum-inspired keepsake to bring home. 

Key Information

ADDRESS: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
HOURS:¬†Sat ‚Äď Thu: 10 am ‚Äď 7 pm | Fri: 10 am ‚Äď 9 pm,¬†Last entry: 30 mins before closing time

Singaporeans and PRs
Adult: Free for permanent galleries | $12 for all-access 
Concession (students, full-time NS-men, senior citizens and kids 6 years and below): Free
Persons with disabilities (and 1 caregiver): Free

Adult: $20
Child (kids 6 years and below): Free
Concession (students, senior citizens, persons with disabilities and 1 caregiver): $15

Covid-19 Update: You are encouraged to pre-purchase your tickets online to reduce waiting time at the museum.

Asian Civilisations Museum
Ancient Religions Gallery

Asian Civilisations Museum
Shi Hou Guanyin, Ancient Religions Gallery

Asian Civilisations Museum
Virgin and Child with John the Baptist, Christian Art Gallery

Asian Civilisations Museum
Ceramics Gallery

Asian Civilisations Museum
Jewellery Gallery

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Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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