Opening Hours



10am to 7pm

10am to 9pm

Admission to all galleries ends 30 minutes before closing time.


Singapore will exit the circuit breaker when it ends on 1 June, but will be resuming activities gradually in phases. As such, the Asian Civilisations Museum remains closed till further notice. In the meantime, stay connected with us from home via Facebook and Instagram. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Admission Prices

Singaporeans and Permanent Residents enjoy free entry to all Permanent Galleries daily. The following rates are for admission to special exhibition, Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor.



Children(6 years and below)




Students (with valid student pass)

Senior Citizens (60 yrs and above with valid ID)

Special Access2


Admission includes access to permanent galleries and special exhibition, Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor.



Children(6 years and below)



Family of 5



Students (with valid student pass)

Senior Citizens (60 yrs and above with valid ID)

Special Access2


1 Valid proof of identity (e.g. passport, school pass) must be presented at the Visitor Services counter to enjoy concession admission.

2 As shared during the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth’s Committee of Supply Debate 2016, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and their primary caregivers, regardless of nationality, will be offered free or subsidised admission fees to all National Heritage Board museums and heritage institutions. This will be implemented from 1 June 2016.

20% discount for group bookings (minimum 20 persons). Please enquire at our ticketing counter for group discounts and other promotions.

Getting Here

by car
Drivers can reach the Asian Civilisations Museum via a road behind Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, off Fullerton Road near Anderson Bridge. Public parking is available at the basement car park of the New Parliament House, at Six Battery Road and at One Fullerton across from the Fullerton Hotel.
by train
The Asian Civilisations Museum is a 5-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT station (Exit H).
by bus
The Asian Civilisations Museum is a 2-minute walk from the Fullerton Square bus stop (03011), via bus services 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 700, 850E, 868, 951E, and 971E.


Accessibility & Services


Our galleries do allow for wheelchair access and stroller access.


Coin-operated lockers are available on Level 1 behind the lobby.


Free guided tours conducted by volunteers are available at scheduled times. Please note that guided tours are not available on Public Holidays.


Prior bookings are required for group visits of more than 20 persons. Refer to our Group Bookings page for more information.

Read our Social Story before your planned group visit.


Drop off and parking
Special arrangements for security clearance for drop-off at the front entrance of the museum can be made for visitors with mobility needs. Drivers can reach the front entrance via Old Parliament Lane behind Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, off Connaught Drive. Wheelchair accessible vehicles can park beside the front entrance.

Please call our Visitor Services helpline at +65 6332 7798 or email us at two working days in advance to make necessary arrangements, where possible.
Entrances with ramps
ACM is housed in a historic building with two accessible entrances (Front Entrance and River Entrance) with ramps that will lead you to the Visitor Services counter at the Museum Lobby.
Lifts and stairlift
All galleries can be accessed by lifts. There are three visitor lifts, and one stairlift in the museum:

  • To go to galleries on Levels 1 and 2, take the lift behind the lobby OR the lift outside Court and Company gallery on Level 1.
  • To go to galleries on Level 3, take the lift outside Court and Company gallery on Level 1, OR outside the Christian Art gallery on Level 2.
  • To go to the basement, take the lift near the spiral staircase, opposite Privé cafe on Level 1.
  • At the basement, a stairlift is available to bring visitors down a flight of stairs to the Ngee Ann Auditorium and other rooms.
Accessible washrooms
There are three wheelchair-friendly washrooms in the museum.

  • On Level 1, near Empress restaurant.
  • On Level 2, outside the River Room.
  • At the basement near the lift and the spiral staircase.

A family friendly washroom with child-protection seat, baby changing station, and nursing room with hot water dispenser is available at the basement. Most of our washrooms have child-protection seats.
Wheelchairs and strollers
All galleries can be accessed by wheelchairs, except for the Singapore River Gallery, which can be accessed via a short flight of steps (this gallery is only accessible from outside the museum).

Manual and motorised wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and standard-size strollers are allowed in all galleries.

Manual wheelchairs are free for loan at the Visitor Services counter.
Benches are available throughout the museum on all levels. Most of these benches have armrests at both ends.
Portable, foldable stools are free for loan at the Visitor Services counter.
Service animals
Service animals, including guide dogs and hearing dogs, are welcome in the museum. Visitors with service animals are encouraged to call the Visitor Services at +65 6332 7798 or email at least two working days in advance.
Magnifying glasses
Magnifying glasses are available for loan in exchange for a photo-ID at the Front Desk.

For tour groups requiring more than 5 magnifying glasses, please call the Visitor Services at +65 6332 7798 or email at least three working days in advance.

(Note: Magnifying glasses should be used with great care so as not to damage any artworks or showcases in the museum.)
Large-print guides
Large-print gallery guides will be made available late 2019.

Eat, Drink & Shop

The museum offers eating, drinking and shopping options to complement your visit.

  • Restaurant
    Privé ACM

    Casual all-day dining concept offering unbeatable views of the Singapore River and the CBD skyline.

  • Restaurant

    For an uplifting and lively dining experience.

  • Shop

    Take home a slice of Singapore’s heritage and culture with MUSEUM LABEL’s functional and quirky merchandise! Our new flagship store is located at ACM, level 1.

Tours & Bookings

Prior booking is required for all group visits with more than 20 people.

  • Community and Group Visits
    Community and Group Visits

    Visit the museum with your local community group on one of our specially tailored programmes.

  • Corporate or Private Bookings
    Corporate or Private Bookings

    Travel through 5000 years of Asian cultures. Not sure where to begin? Let our experienced guides bring you on a highlights tour.

    Schools & Teachers

    The Asian Civilisations Museum provides an engaging educational environment for teachers and students.

Visitor Tips

We appreciate your help in making a visit to the museum an enjoyable experience.

  • Museum Etiquette

    All children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

    Keeping our voices low will allow everyone to enjoy the galleries.

    Please refrain from touching any artefacts on open display. Touching artefacts, paintings, or works are prohibited as oil from fingers will contaminate and eventually destroy the artefacts.

    Your safety is important to us. Please do not lean on showcases as they can break under pressure. Please do not run in the museum as this may cause our artefacts to be knocked over.

    If you have prepared worksheets, please ensure that only pencils are used in the galleries. Pen marks on walls or panels are difficult to erase.

    Please eat or drink outside the museum. Our galleries need to be kept clean from food, spillage and pests.

  • Photography & Filming

    Photography without flash and videography are permitted in the galleries.

    No images of the museum or its collection may be reproduced for commercial use without permission from ACM. Please contact our Corporate Communications team if you would like to seek permission or more information on commercial photography.