The Asian Civilisations Museum explores the rich artistic heritage of Asia, especially the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans. Opened in 1997 and in its present building by the Singapore River since 2003, the museum traces its roots to the Raffles Museum, founded in the middle of the 19th century.
The museum focuses on the many historical connections between the cultures of Asia, and between Asia and the world. Singapore’s history as a port city that brought people together from all over the world is used as a means of examining the history of Asia. Special exhibitions bring magnificent objects from around the world, and programmes like the annual ACM After Dark, Saturdays@ACM, and Lunchtime Concerts are well worth the trip to connect closely with the culture and the arts.
Winner of the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award for Museums for 2014, 2015, and 2017.
Check out the latest exhibitions and events at www.acm.org.sg