As its name suggests, the Asian Civilisations Museum focuses on the heritage of Asian cultures. The first wing, Peranakan Musuem, located at Armenian Street, is a meticulously restored neo-classical building dating back to 1910. Peranakan Musuem houses the highly acclaimed permanent exhibition, the Peranakan Legacy, which showcases the rich material heritage of the Peranakans from the Straits Settlements and the Indonesian Archipelago. Among the highlights are a display of the museum’s renowned batik, embroidery and beadwork collections and a chance to view exquisite silver and porcelain pieces.
The second wing of the Museum (ACM II) was opened at Empress Place in February 2003 after extension renovation. Spread over three levels, a series of thematic galleries give insights into the cultural heritage of India, China, Southeast Asia and the Islamic World. State-of-the-art display and interactive technologies with educational elements are carefully integrated into the galleries, along with a centre specially dedicated to younger visitors. A special exhibition gallery is also provided to house blockbuster exhibitions. These exhibits are enhanced by exciting fringe events to bring ancient traditions, practices and art forms to life.
SGD 5 adults, SGD 2.50 senior citizens /children (full time students)
Discounted adminission on Friday nights
(7.00 pm to 9.00 pm)
SGD 4 adults, SGD 2 senior citizens / children (full time students)
Mon 1.00 pm to 7.00 pm; Tue to Sun 9.00 am to 7.00 pm; Fri 9.00 am to 9.00pm
Approximate Touring Time
Peranakan Musuem – 39 Armenian Street Singapore 179941 – Tel: 6332 3015
ACM II – Empress Place, 1 Empress Place 179555 – Tel: 6332 7798
(65) 6332 3015 / 6332 3284
(65) 6332 7993
Peranakan Musuem – From City Hall MRT Station (NS25/EW13), walk towards Stamford Road and turn into Armenian Street at Stamford House. The museum is diagonally across from Stamford House. Click here to view MRT route map.
ACM II – From City Hall MRT Station (NS25/EW13), walk along St Andrews Road, past St Andrews Cathedral, City Hall and Supreme Court. Walk into Old Parliament Lane. ACM II is on the left after The Arts House.
Accessibility for the physically disabled
The following information is obtained from Access Singapore.
Main entrance – Access by ramp (low kerb at entrance). Accessible to wheelchair and ambulant-disabled.
Accessibility within the premises – Accessible to wheelchair and ambulant-disabled.
Lifts – Accessible to wheelchair and ambulant-disabled.
Public toilets for the disabled – Ground level. Entrance door is heavy. Access is limited and assistance may be required. Accessible to ambulant-disabled.
Eating outlets – Level 1. Accessible to wheelchair and ambulant-disabled.