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Asian Civilisations Museum
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Ranked #33 of 846 things to do in Singapore
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Asian Civilisations Museum is devoted to exploring the rich artistic heritage of Asia, especially the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans. Founded in 1993 and in its present building by the Singapore River since 2003, the museum traces its roots to the Raffles Museum, founded in the middle of the 19th century. ACM focuses on the many historical connections between the cultures of Asia, and between Asia and the world. Singapore’s history as a port city that brought people together from all over the world is used as a means of examining the history of Asia. Special exhibitions bring magnificent objects from around the world to our Singapore audience. Programmes like the annual River Nights encourage visitors to connect more closely with culture and the arts.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Could have been better. A few interesting artefacts, but a bit too much of the Chinese emphasis and the Mulan stuff instead of the local history which I was hoping to find out more of.

Thank Abdullah W
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

well worth a visit make sure you allow a good few hours to really appreciate all it has to offer. One not to be missed

Thank Marilyn A
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

I loved the museum and how it is free for Singaporeans. It is an amazing museum with a huge collections of everything around Asia, especially SouthEast Asia, I love the diversity of the place with the ever changing entrance exhibition every 3-6 months. This is a good place to learn more about the cultures, the ethnicities, religions, races, food, traditions and basically everything in a nutshell about SEA before travelling around the region. Singapore happens to be the aviation hub for this region and it sure is useful to visit this place if you got no time for SEA.

Thank atripwithme
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

The museum displays sole great south (east) asian artifacfs but to be honnest I was expecting something bigger.... But the explanations are very clear, so it is clearly worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Okay, you've been to see Merlion and you've just finished your boat ride on the Singapore river, now you owe yourself a visit to the Asian Civilisations Museum since you're in the neighborhood. There's a lot to see there and in 2 hour visit you will only skim the surface, but you'll find so many interesting exhibits that you'll be compelled to return on your next visit to Singapore.

Thank Karen R
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