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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Asian Civilisations Museum Reviews
Visited this Jan 2020. Small museum with some very good artefacts especially the horde of 9th Century ceramics found on a sunken ship in late 1990's. Has a pleasant cafe although on our visit service.... more »
We came here on 2 January. We were not sure if the museum was open or not. But open! First we entered the wrecked ship part. It was really interesting to know the sea lane to link the east and... more »
Amazing highly detailed museum! Great displays of artifacts and exhibits with meticulous descriptions. expect to spend quiet a bit of time here. definitely worth a visit.
Nice building and a very good and extensive collection. I liked the museum very much, as from the part in Europe I live the Far Eastern and Southeastern civilizations are not very well represented. I like the Indian and the Chinese artefacts the most. A must-see museum when in Singapore
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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.