Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations Museum information

1 Empress Pl
+ 6332 7798
Getting there
Metro: Raffles Place
More information
adult/child $8/4, half-price 7-9pm Fri, incl Peranakan Museum $11/5.50
Opening hours
10am-7pm Sat-Thu, to 9pm Fri
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Inside an impressive 1865 building named in honour of Queen Victoria, this museum is a must for any Singapore visit – escape the humidity, put your watch in your pocket and get lost inside. Ten thematic galleries explore traditional aspects of pan-Asian culture, religion and civilisation, with exquisite, well-displayed artefacts from Southeast Asia, China, India, Sri Lanka and even Turkey. The exploration of Islam and its influence in the region is particularly compelling, though the boys might be more interested in the large display of krisses (daggers). Visiting exhibitions – extra fees apply – have included Chinese terracotta warriors.