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Opening Hours

Daily

Fridays

10am to 7pm

10am to 9pm

Admission to all galleries ends 30 minutes before closing time.

 

The well-being of our visitors and staff remains our primary concern. Visitors are encouraged to pre-purchase their admission tickets online to reduce waiting time at the museum.


Let's work towards a COVID-Safe Singapore together, and we look forward to welcoming you safely!

Admission Prices

 

Each standard admission includes access to all galleries and special exhibitions, including Batik Kita: Dressing in Port Cities.

The Ancient Religions gallery is temporarily closed for a gallery refresh.

All-access including

special exhibition

Adults

Children (6 years and below) 

$25

Free

Concession1

Students (with valid student pass)

Senior Citizens (60 yrs and above with valid ID)

Persons with disabilities (PWD) and 1 caregiver2

$20

All-access including special exhibition

Adults $25
Children (6 years and below) Free
Concession1

Students (with valid student pass)

Senior Citizens (60 yrs and above with valid ID)

Persons with disabilities (PWD) and 1 caregiver2

$20

All-access including

special exhibition

 Permanent galleries only

Adults

$12

Free 
CONCESSION

Children (6 years of age and below)

Students (with valid student pass)

Senior Citizens (60 yrs and above with valid ID)

Persons with disabilities (PWD) and 1 caregiver2

Free  Free

1 Valid proof of identity (eg. 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 NHB 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.

Singaporeans and Permanent Residents enjoy free entry to all permanent galleries only. Please check admission prices below for entry to special exhibition, Batik Kita: Dressing in Port Cities.

The Ancient Religions gallery is temporarily closed for a gallery refresh.

All-access including

special exhibition

 Permanent galleries only

Adults

$12

 Free
CONCESSION

Children (6 years of age and below)

Students (with valid student pass)

Senior Citizens (60 yrs and above with valid ID)

Persons with disabilities (PWD) and 1 caregiver2

Free  Free

All-access including special exhibition

Adults $25
Children (6 years and below) Free
Concession1

Students (with valid student pass)

Senior Citizens (60 yrs and above with valid ID)

Persons with disabilities (PWD) and 1 caregiver2

$20

All-access including special exhibition

 Permanent galleries only

Adults

$12

 Free
CONCESSION

Children (6 years of age and below)

Students (with valid student pass)

Senior Citizens (60 yrs and above with valid ID)

Persons with disabilities (PWD) and 1 caregiver2

Free  Free

1 Valid proof of identity (eg. 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 NHB 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

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by car
Drivers (drop-off only) can reach the Asian Civilisations Museum via a road behind Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, via Parliament Place and Old Parliament Lane. 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. Please note that Anderson Bridge and Connaught Drive will be closed to public from 30 Dec 2021.

Driver Map to ACM
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by train
The Asian Civilisations Museum is a 5-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT station (Exit H).
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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

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Our galleries do allow for wheelchair access and stroller access.

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

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Free guided tours conducted by volunteers are available at scheduled times.

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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 nhb_acm_VS@nhb.gov.sg 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.
Seating
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 nhb_acm_VS@nhb.gov.sg 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 nhb_acm_VS@nhb.gov.sg 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
Click on the gallery names below to view and download object labels for each gallery, which can be enlarged or used with Text to Speech applications to aid people with vision impairments.

Singapore Archaeology
Court & Company
Ancestors and Rituals I
Ancestors and Rituals II
Christian Art
Islamic Art
Ceramics
Fashion (Coming Soon)
Jewellery

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
    EMPRESS

    For an uplifting and lively dining experience.

  • Shop
    SUPERMAMA, THE MUSEUM STORE

    Supermama is a Singaporean design and lifestyle goods brand. Founded in 2010, the store seeks to provide a museum-like respite to the busyness of urban life.

Tours & Bookings

Prior booking is required for all group visits. Kindly email nhb_acm_vs@nhb.gov.sg for community and corporate bookings. To book school visits, please visit BookMuseums@SG (www.bookmuseums.gov.sg), a one-stop e-service for teachers to browse programmes offered by museums and heritage institutions.

  • 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.

  • SCHOOL-RELATED PROGRAMMES
    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.