Attraction 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555, Singapore Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Asian Civilisations Museum is special ?
Located by the historic Singapore River, the Asian Civilisations Museum traces the cultural roots of Singaporeans. It features a diverse collection from Southeast Asia, South Asia, China and West Asia. The first museum in the region with a focus on Asian cultures, the ACM also presents a programme of changing special exhibitions throughout the year.
What to explore at Asian Civilisations Museum?
Set in a sprawling 14,000 sq m space are 11 thematic galleries displaying some 1,300 artefacts from China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia.
The museum is far more than just a spectacular history lesson. Children and families will be drawn into the enriching and insightful experience with interactive spaces and activities. Four ExplorAsian Zones located throughout the museum offer a glimpse into ancient Asian cultures. Visit an old Chinese teahouse, dine in a nomad's home, or perform an Indian dance for an emperor.
The grand ACM building was opened in 1865 as a court house, and has been home to the Registry of Births & Deaths as well as the Singapore Mint. It became the Empress Place Museum in 1989 before emerging in its current incarnation in 2003.
To keep things fresh, a programme of changing special exhibitions are shown throughout the year.
After taking in so much history, visitors can take time to reflect with a bite at the museum’s café or take a stroll through the museum shop.
- Impressive Perspectives of Ancient Asian Times
- Stunning exhibits beatifully laid out
- Treasures across Asia
- Well presented collection of Asian artifacts
- Truly representative of Asia in all its senses
1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555, Singapore
This museum concentrates on pan-Asian cultures. If you want to learn more about SG's multi-ethnic society, go here. Must-see: Han Dynasty funerary objects and the Terracotta Warriors exhibit.
If you're traveling to learn about Asia, this museum is worth seeing
Love this tip if u remembered or ate @ the Empress Place Food Centre in the early 90s :-P Source: http://remembersingapore.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/singapores-vanished-markets-and-hawker-centres/
Well organized, informative . Nice coffee terrace to enjoy a lazy afternoon after the visit
This museum is slick and interesting with lots of interactive opportunities for children. A wonderful collection of artifacts from around the region giving an excellent perspective.Overwhelmingly good
This is a MUST for me!Take the free guided tour, it put these treasures in a context and connection to the cultures that makes it a joyous experience. You feel that you are walking through cultures and histories and seeing the sophistication and beauty through their eyes. A MUST
This is the best museum in Singapore if you want to learn about the history of Singapore. Even if you only have 1h to spare, it is worth visiting the ACM.
We ran out of time but could have spent a lot more time here so much to see and a good learning afternoon
This is a MUST for me! Take the free guided tour, it put these treasures in a context and connection to the cultures that makes it a joyous experience. You feel that you are walking through cultures and histories and seeing the sophistication and beauty through their eyes. A MUST Visited April 2013
am a big museum goer so one of my first stops on this island was the Asian Civilizations Museum. The museum takes a broad view of Asia and includes everywhere from West Asia (the Middle East) through to Korea and south to Indonesia. Curiously, Japan is not in there. I think it's a WW2 holdover but don't quote me in it. The permanent gallery is impressive and very useful as a cultural cliff notes to the region. Temporary exhibits are thrilling if a little stripped down.