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Asian Civilisations Museum

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), located at the historic Empress Place Building, was opened on 1 March 2003. The museum presents the history and culture of Singapore’s ancestral cultures, with artefacts that span the entire Asian continent and over five thousand years of recorded history.

Permanent galleries are thematically organised into four geographic zones - China, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and the Islamic world – with each gallery utilising state-of-the-art technologies to ensure an immersive and experiential environment. ACM also regularly presents special exhibitions, in partnership with museums world-wide, on the history, people's and culture of major world civilisations.

The Empress Place Building itself is a National Monument. Built in 1864-65 as a city courthouse, it was subsequently used as government offices until the late 1980s. It is a prime example of the neo-classical Palladian architectural style used for civic and cultural buildings during Singapore’s Colonial Period.

Asian Civilisations Museum's Address

1 Empress Place S(178897)
Tel:(+65) 6332 7798

Opening Hours


10:00 am to 7:00 pm


10:00 am to 9:00 pm


Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and children aged six and below continue to enjoy free admission to the permanent galleries.

Ticket prices for permanent galleries and special exhibitions will resume 1 Jan 2017

Special Exhibitions  Permanent Galleries
Permanent Galleries and Special Exhibitions
$23 N/A
Permanent Galleries and Special Exhibitions
$16 N/A
Permanent Galleries and Special Exhibitions
(Family of 5)
$69 N/A
Singaporeans & Permanent Residents
$13 Free
Singaporeans & Permanent Residents
Free Free

Please enquire at our ticketing counter for group discounts and other promotions.

^A valid pass or card must be presented.

^^The first caregiver of all Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), regardless of nationality, will be given free admission to NHB museums.

Persons with Disabilities

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

How to Get There

Raffles Place MRT station (5-minute walk)

For more information, please visit the Asian Civilisations Museum website.