The displays in the first section of the Asian Civililsation Museum are kept in a renovated neo classical building that dates back to 1910.The spotlight of the Museum’s first wing is on the culture and civilization of China.
On exhibit is the highly praised exhibition, the Pernakan legacy. The Pernakan legacy portrays the affluent material inheritance of the Pernakans from the Strait settlement and the archipelago of Indonesia. One of the salient features of the museum is well-known batik, beadwork and embroidery collections and an opportunity to see the beautiful silver and ceramic pieces.
On February 2003, the museum’s left wing which is situated at the empress place building was reopened after some restoration work. It is stretched over three levels with a series of thematic corridors. This gives a deep insight into the artistic inheritance of India, China, and South East Asia and into the Islamic world.
Interactive technologies with educational values are incorporated into the corridors. There is also a centre exclusively dedicated to the young guests.
The museum is opened to the public on Monday from 1pm to 7pm. On Tue – Thur, Sat & Sun) it is opened from 9am to 7 pm. On Friday it is opened from 9 am to 9 pm.
The admission fees for adults it is SGD 3 and for kids in the age group of 6 to 16 years it is SGD 1.5
Guided tours in English language are conducted on 11am, 2pm from Tue to Fri. An additional tour is conducted on sat and sun at 3:30 pm. The Japanese language tours are conducted at 10:30 am from Tue to Fri.
The approximate time duration for touring the museum is around two hours.
ACM 1 – 39 Armenian Street Singapore 179941
ACM II – Empress Place, 1 Empress Place 179555
Tel: (65) 6332 3015 / 6332 3284
Reaching there: From City Hall MRT Station (NS25/EW13), you need to stroll in the direction of Stamford road. At the MPH bookshop take a turn into the Armenian street.
Convenience for the physically challenged.
The main entrance can be gained entry by means of a ramp. Wheel chairs are available for the ambulant-disabled.
Lifts, toilets are also available for the physically challenged.