Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations MuseumThe exhibits in the first wing of the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM I) are housed in a restored neo-classical building dating back to 1910. The focus of the first wing of the museum is on Chinese civilisation and culture.

On display is also the museum's highly acclaimed permanent exhibition, the Peranakan Legacy, which showcases the rich material heritage of the Peranakans from the Straits Settlements and the Indonesian Archipelago. Among the highlights will be a display of the museum's renowned batik, embroidery and beadwork collections and a chance to view exquisite silver and porcelain pieces.

The next wing of the Museum (ACM II), located at the Empress Place Building, has just re-opened in February 2003 after some renovation. Spread over three levels, a series of thematic galleries will give an insight into the cultural heritage of India, China, Southeast Asia and the Islamic World. State-of-the-art display and interactive technologies with educational elements will be carefully integrated into the galleries, along with a centre specially dedicated to younger visitors. A special exhibition gallery will also be provided, to house blockbuster exhibitions. These exhibits will be enhanced by exciting fringe events that will bring ancient traditions, practices and art forms to life.

Open: 1pm - 7pm (Mon), 9am - 7pm (Tue - Thur, Sat & Sun), 9am - 9pm (Fri)

Admission: SGD 3 adults, SGD 1.50 children (6 - 16 years) and seniors
SGD 8 Family ticket (max 5 members)
Prices may change when there are special exhibitions.
Free admission on late nights every Friday 6pm to 9pm.

Guided Tours: 11am, 2pm (Tue to Fri) for English language tours with an additional tour at 3:30pm on Sat. and Sun.
10.30am (Tue to Fri) for Japanese language tours.

Approximate Touring Time: 2 hours

ACM 1 - 39 Armenian Street Singapore 179941
ACM II - Empress Place, 1 Empress Place 179555
Tel: (65) 6332 3015 / 6332 3284
Fax: (65) 6332 7993

Getting There: From City Hall MRT Station (NS25/EW13), walk towards Stamford Road and turn into Armenian Street at the MPH bookshop. The museum is diagonally across from MPH.

Accessibility for the physically disabled: The following information is obtained from Access Singapore.

  • Main entrance - Access by ramp (low kerb at entrance). Accessible to wheelchair and ambulant-disabled.
  • Accessibility within the premises - Accessible to wheelchair and ambulant-disabled.
  • Lifts - Accessible to wheelchair and ambulant-disabled.
  • Public toilets for the disabled - Ground level. Entrance door is heavy. Access is limited and assistance may be required. Accessible to ambulant-disabled.
  • Eating outlets - Level 1. Accessible to wheelchair and ambulant-disabled.

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