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“So much history in one museum!”

Asian Civilisations Museum
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Ranked #43 of 866 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I spent hours at this lovely museum, browsing well laid out displays of some of the finest art and artifacts and still didn't even scratch the surface. Left with a greater appreciation of the cultures that make up Singapore's rich heritage. Would have loved to stay the entire day.

Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

The museum was huge, with multiple areas displaying different aspects of the main theme.

Great value for money, as we spent a good late morning here there, pushing our lunch back by hours as we didn't want to leave!

Got lunch round at Clarke's Quay afterwards And onwards to Raffles (relatively long walk)

Thank Rick F
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Excellent general overview of the main Asian Civilisations accompanied by beautiful artefacts and explanations.

Thank Natasha P
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

The Asian civilization Museum is a life view of previous times. How Asia got more industrialliized by European and African influenzes.The artifacts you'll see are really beautifull with moments outdoors at the square for unrush and make ready for a second view of the museum in order to be more satisfied by the items you'll see. just only 8 dollars fee.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

There were some beautiful items on display. The museum is very small, don't expect to spend the morning there. We were the first ones in on a Sunday morning, no queue and I don't think we saw more than 10 visitors while we were there. They have a great kids playroom with 2 lovely pieces on display and lots of things to climb on. The exhibits were very professionally done and the curation was lovely. I did find it a bit dark overall and I couldn't see some of the detail on some of the clothing pieces and sculptures. I would pop-in again, the $8 charge was minor compared to some other Singapore attractions, but you wont need much more than an hour to go through the entire museum.

Thank bambilovesthumper
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