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Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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Celebrate the history of the world's largest continent at Asian Civilisations Museum. Housed in an old colonial building, the giant collection showcases the diversity of Asia, but also fosters a sense of shared identity. Don't miss a remarkable display of artifacts found in a shipwreck dating back to the 9th century. Appreciate the intricately decorated ceramics and golden wares that went down on the doomed trading ship. You can enhance your experience with a guided tour of the museum--check the website for tour times. Add Asian Civilisations Museum and other attractions to your Singapore trip itinerary using our Singapore journey tool.
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  • This was nothing like I expected - and that's not a bad thing. I opted for a guided tour, and I was so glad I did. The guy was incredibly knowledgeable, and also encouraged us to analyse / think... 
    This was nothing like I expected - and that's not a bad thing. I opted for a guided tour, and I was so glad I did. The guy was incredibly knowledgeable, and also encouraged us to analyse / think...  more »
  • Museums can be a bit overwhelming at times, so I chose to join one of their volunteer docent led guided tours. I am glad I did it. He brought the story of the artifacts to life, helping us gain a... 
    Museums can be a bit overwhelming at times, so I chose to join one of their volunteer docent led guided tours. I am glad I did it. He brought the story of the artifacts to life, helping us gain a...  more »
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  • "Experience dynamic and diverse Asia",.Asian countries had a very diverse culture. This museum collection is full great history. There are many artifacts left that tell about how Asian civilization lived. Also, I learn we have enter a time of transition from a material civilization to a spiritual civilization. It gave us democracy and logic. well worth visiting.
  • One of the best museums in the region with variety of collections of cultural objects and significance of history of Asian art and culture. A must see visiting the city. Perched on the bank of Singapore river, the location is close to Raffles Place and City Hall makes it easy to walk around for tourists.

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This neoclassical building is home to art and artefacts from all parts of Asia, including collections that connect the different cultures in the region. The Asian Civilisations Museum, located in Empress Place building close to Boat Quay, commits itself to preserving Singapore & Asia’s cultural heritage. The neoclassical building has over 2,800sqm of gallery space, a museum shop and dining options.Visitors will be exposed to art and artefacts from China, the Islamic world and parts of Southeast Asia. The museum’s collections draw historical connections between cultures, and includes objets d’art related to ancient trade routes and Tang dynasty shipwrecks. In addition to permanent galleries, special exhibitions showcase relics from museums and institutions across the globe.