Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

4.4
#5 of 102 in Museums in Singapore
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Create an itinerary including Asian Civilisations Museum
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Asian Civilisations Museum reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
2,204 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • This museum has been around for a long time but we never get tired of going here. There is always something new and nice...very refreshing area of the city too... 
    This museum has been around for a long time but we never get tired of going here. There is always something new and nice...very refreshing area of the city too...  more »
  • We spent 5 hours in the Museum and this was still not enough. I particularly enjoyed the Shipwreck section on the Ground Floor. We also went on both the Batik Kita Tour (which is the current Special.....  more
    We spent 5 hours in the Museum and this was still not enough. I particularly enjoyed the Shipwreck section on the Ground Floor. We also went on both the Batik Kita Tour (which is the current Special.....  more »
Google
  • They have exhibits as old as 5,000 years. A rare chance to see such old artifacts.
  • Very informative main exhibits showcasing artifacts from different religion/eras. After that there was a special Batik exhibit with different types of fabric and clothing styles. Nice ambience in the museum

Plan your trip to Singapore

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Singapore Tourism Board

Message from Singapore Tourism Board

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.