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ACM's permanent galleries celebrate Asian imagination, craft, and aesthetics through three broad cross-cultural and pan-Asian themes.
Faith and Belief
Materials and Design
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Last Updated: 23 Jun 2022 08:27:13 AM
10am - 7pm
10am - 9pm
Admission to all galleries ends 30 minutes before closing time.
Housed in the historic Empress Place Building by the Singapore River, ACM is devoted to exploring the rich artistic heritage of Asia.
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 are now closed to public.
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.
The Asian Civilisations Museum is a 5-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT station (Exit H).
In-Museum & Digital Guided Tours
Allie the Virtual Museum Host
Allie provides maps, self-guided tours, and accessibility tools to help you navigate the museum and learn more about highlight objects in each gallery.
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. 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.
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.
All galleries can be accessed by lifts. There are three visitor lifts, and one stairlift in the museum:
All galleries can be accessed by wheelchairs.
Manual and motorised wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and standard-size strollers are allowed in all galleries.
Manual wheelchairs are free to borrow at the Front Desk in the lobby.
There are three wheelchair-friendly washrooms in the museum.
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
Lockers and mobile charging station are located on Level 1, behind the lobby.
Benches are available throughout the museum on all levels. Most of these benches have armrests at both ends.
Portable, foldable stools are free to borrow at the Visitor Services counter.
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 are available to borrow 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. They are of little use in the museum because showcases prevent visitors from getting close enough for the magnification range.)
Click on the gallery names below to view and download object labels for the following galleries, which can be enlarged or used with Text to Speech applications to aid people with vision impairments.
Note: With ongoing gallery refreshes and object rotations, we are currently working to update our guides with the latest object labels. In the meantime, visitors can also approach our Front Desk to borrow magnifying glasses for use in our galleries.
A resource for independent learning both in and out of ACM, the ACM & Friends Fun Pack has been specially designed for children and adults across all learning abilities in consultation with SPD. Print out the activity sheets inspired by ACM objects, follow the instructions, and have an enjoyable time learning about these artworks through play. The puzzles and hands-on activities in the kit can be used at home or during a self-guided visit to ACM.
Listen to descriptions of key objects in our collection from the comfort of your home. Our Audio Description Tours are written with details that may seem unnecessary to some sighted listeners, but they are useful for persons with Vision Impairment.
Look out for upcoming programmes here.
It is optional to wear masks when in the museum.
The museum offers eating, drinking, and shopping options to complement your visit.
Casual all-day dining concept offering unbeatable views of the Singapore River and the CBD skyline. View opening hours and promotions
For an uplifting and lively dining experience. View opening hours and promotions
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.
Need help finding your way around the museum? Get guidance from Allie.
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