Asian Civilisations Museum


The Singapore Asian Civilisations Museum ( ACM 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.

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

Asian Civilisations Museum Galleries

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

ACM Museum 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.

ACM Museum 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.

ACM Museum 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!

Asian Civilisations Museum facilities

The ACM Museum has a restaurant call Empress serving traditional Chinese cuisin and a cafe PrivĂ© a casual all-day dining concept offering both indoor and outdoor dining options with unabeatable view of Singapore river. ACM also has a ballroom and hall for function. A shop selling souvenirs and books on Asian art.

Asian Civilisations Museum address

1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555, a 5-minute walk from the Raffles Place MRT station

How to go to Asian Civilisation Museum

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.

Asian Civilisation Museum Parking

Parking is expensive around Asian Civilisation Museum thus is best to go by MRT but if you really want to drive to ACM Museum,
you can park at the basement car park of the New Parliament House, at Six Battery Road and at One Fullerton across from the Fullerton Hotel.

ACM Singapore opening hours

ACM open from Monday to Sunday

Monday : 1.00pm - 7.00pm

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

Asian Civilisation Museum Admission Fee

Individual Admission fee

Adults $5.00
Concession* $2.50

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

* full-time students and those 60 years and above

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