Asian Civilisations Museum


The Asian Civilisations Museum is located in Grand Empress Place Building along the Singapore River. The museum's growing collection traces the cultural roots of Singaporeans through its focus on Southeast Asia, South Asia, China and the Islamic world of West Asia. This is the first and only museum in the region that focuses on Asian cultures.

The Museum is a descendant of the Raffles Museum. The galleries' displays are complemented by interactive hosts and multimedia displays.

Asian Civilisations Museum Galleries

China Gallery - displays fine Dehua porcelain figures, Taoist and Buddhistic statuary, exported porcelain, calligraphy and other examples of decorative art.

South Asian Gallery - feature statuary from a broad spectrum of periods including some fine Chola bronzes. The early Buddhist art of India is also represented by works hailing from the Mathura and Gandhara schools. Other notable displays include South Indian woodwork, Nepali-Tibetan bronzes, textiles, late medieval miniatures and colonial prints.

Southeast Asian / West Asia / South Asia Gallery - displays the art of ancient Southeast Asia such as Khmer sculptures, Javanese temple sculpture, later Buddhist art from Thailand and the temple art of Vietnam.

Singapore River Gallery - introduce the story of immigrants who lived and worked on the Singapore River.

Asian Civilisations Museum is truely a place where Asian Cultures comes alive!

How to get there

Take the MRT to Raffles Place stations and take a 5 minutes walk to ACM

Take Public Bus 75, 100, 107, 130, 131, 167 to Express Place or 57, 70, 75, 97, 100, 130, 131, 167, 196 to Fullerton Road or 75, 100, 130, 167 to Connaught Drive.

Opening Hours

Monday : 1.00pm - 7.00pm Tuesday to Sunday : 9.00am - 7.00pm (extended to 9.00pm on Friday)


Individual Admission
Adults $5.00
Concession* $2.50

Group Admission (for groups of 20 and above)
Adults $4.00
Concession* $2.00

* full-time students and those 60 years and above

More information

1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555

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