Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Museum by the River

The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is devoted to exploring the rich artistic heritage of Asia, especially the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans. Founded in 1993 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. ACM 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 to our Singapore audience. Programmes like the annual River Nights encourage visitors to connect more closely with culture and the arts.


Saturdays to Thursdays: 10am to 7pm

Fridays: 10am to 9pm

Map: Getting Here

Getting Here

The ACM is a 5-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT station. Drivers can reach the ACM via a road behind Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, off Fullerton Road near Anderson Bridge.


Public parking is available at the basement carpark of the New Parliament House, at Six Battery Road, and at One Fullerton across from the Fullerton Hotel.

Location Map

1 Empress Place
Singapore 179555


By exploring Asia's artistic heritage, the Asian Civilisations Museum fosters understanding of the diverse heritage cultures of Singapore, their interconnections, and their connections with the world.