25 Feb 2022 - 29 May 2022

Daily

Fridays

10.00 - 7.00 PM

10.00 - 9.00 PM

Getting Here
5 mins walk from Raffles Place MRT Station (Exit H)

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Admission

Singaporeans & Permanent Residents | Free

Foreign Residents & Tourists | $8 (includes all-access admission to ACM)

View concession prices and book your admission tickets in advance here.

 

Exhibition Highlights

Discover the worlds of our Peranakan communities in three sections:

A Brief History of the Peranakan Museum

Take a walk down memory lane with the historical timeline that starts with the Tao Nan School building, then trace its transformation into the Peranakan Museum.

Collaborations with Peranakan Communities

On display are the museum's recent collaborations with various Peranakan communities, which provides insights into their vibrant cultures through valuable intangible cultural heritage.

Peranakan Masterpieces

Visitors can appreciate the exquisite craftsmanship and history behind Peranakan objects from the National Collection, some of them on display for the first time.

Peranakan Carriage

This carriage was likely used in central Java in a traditional ceremony called Tedun, where a child selects objects which will symbolically predict their future personality and interests. Gift of Dr Boedi Mranata, Jakarta.

 

‣ Family Guide

 

Apa Khabair Family Guide Cover

Download our family guide booklet to enrich your learning at the exhibition. Also available for free at the Front Desk on Level 1.
Suitable for ages 7 and up.

 

 

 

‣ Programmes

Join us for a series of community-led programmes!

ACM implements vaccination-differentiated safe management measures (VDS) for entry into our museum. Please note that you will need to wear a mask and remain in your personal group (max. 5 pax) throughout all programmes. For more information, please visit National Heritage Board's Safe Management Measures for Museum Stakeholders.

 

Two girls wearing pink Peranakan sarong kebaya at Asian Civilisations Museum 

ACM Adventures: Peranakan Parade

Sunday, 27 Feb 2022
1–5pm
Onsite
Free admission to programmes

Learn all about the beauty of Peranakan craftsmanship and culture through storytelling, a drama performance, and hands-on activities. Suitable for families with young children.

 

Peranakan nonya leading a museum tour with children at Asian Civilisations Museum 

Khabair Baik! Saturdays

Saturdays, 26 Mar, 30 Apr, 28 May 2022
Onsite
Free admission to programmes

Join us for a series of conversational tours and workshops led by members of the Peranakan community! Immerse yourself in intimate stories and memories of Peranakan heritage and experience their living culture first-hand on the last Saturday of each month.

 

Peranakan ladies sewing kopiah from Asian Civilisations Museum's I Say You Do video series

Video Series: I Say You Do

Online – Facebook & Instagram
Free

Playing on the notion of oral history, the video series features experts imparting their knowledge of a Peranakan craft or practice to an amateur, and in so doing, unveiling aspects of Peranakan culture to audiences. These videos introduce living traditions, such as the making of ma’amoul cookies and kopiah, and how to properly wear the sarong kebaya. These videos can also be viewed on the Peranakan Museum’s Facebook and Instagram (IGTV).

 

Scene of Peranakan Lady cooking from ACM's Recipes & Stories video series 

Recipes and Stories

Online - Instagram
Free

Recipes and Stories is an ongoing digital cookbook series that shares flavourful recipes through illustrations and photography, where audiences are taken on a gastronomic journey into the home kitchens of everyday Peranakans. These community partners generously share intimate stories of food, family, and living traditions. For each of them, Peranakan food is part of their life, and a nostalgic link to their heritage and culture. Read the stories on the Peranakan Museum’s Instagram.