Asian Civilisations Museum

Established in 1993, the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is dedicated to exploring Asia’s rich artistic heritage, especially the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans. Currently housed in the Empress Place Building, gazetted as a National Monument on 14 February 1992, the museum traces its roots to the 19th century Raffles Museum.

ACM focuses on the historical connections among Asian cultures, and between Asia and the world. The history of Asia is examined through Singapore’s role as a port city. International exhibitions and annual programmes such as the River Nights festival encourage visitors to connect closely with arts and culture.

Asian Civilisations Museum                                            

1 Empress Place

Singapore 179555

Tel: 6332 7798 

Asian civilisation

Opening Hours


10.00am – 7.00pm


10.00am – 9.00pm

Getting There

MRT: Raffles Place 

Bus: 75, 100, 130, 131, 167


Citizens & PR: Free

Foreign Visitors:

Adults: $8
Fridays 7pm - 9pm: $4

Students & Seniors: $4
Fridays 7pm - 9pm: $4

Child: Free (below 6 years old)

Admission charges may vary during
special exhibitions