Step into the past and explore ACM’s historic Empress Place site in a different light! Uncover intriguing tales of history and architecture, unearth hidden treasures, and delve into stories of the Civic District across time.

Singapore HeritageFest ACM 2024

📅 3 to 26 May 2024
⏰ Various Timings
📍 Asian Civilisations Museum
🏷 Free admission to most programmes

For more information, visit here.


Siding Spring and Plains of Notations by Hazel Lim-Schlegel and Andreas Schlegel

Singapore HeritageFest Siding Spring and Plains of Notations

📅 11 to 26 May 2024
📍 ACM Green
🏷 Free

Explore vibrant and abstract sculptures at the ACM Green, where inspiration from frames, doorways, motifs, and intricate patterns discovered among the objects on display at ACM comes to life. This installation invites you to trace patterns, gaze through portals, and create sounds as you move between the shapes and forms, fostering playful exploration.

This art installation is designed by Hazel Lim-Schlegel and Andreas Schlegel, with input from their young daughter, Hanna Schlegel

Painting by the River

Singapore HeritageFest Painting by the River

📅 Saturday & Sunday, 11 & 12 May 2024
⏰ 8am – 11am
📍 ACM Green
🏷 Free

Spend a morning by the Singapore River with Chinese ink artist Tung Yue Nang as he paints a scene of its surrounding architecture and the people he meets. Drop by to observe him at work, have a chat, or just say hi!

Sound Journey in the Galleries with Space2B

📅 Saturday & Sunday, 11 & 12 May 2024
⏰ 11.30am & 2.30pm
📍 Ancestors and Rituals Gallery, Level 2
🏷 Free

Enjoy meditative, multi-instrumental sounds as you explore the galleries. Look out for architectural objects on display at ACM, such as screens and doors, a temple gateway model, the granary roof, and more.

A Wes Anderson-ish Singapore: Short Film Screening and Intro to Architectural Photography with Kevin Siyuan

📅 Saturday, 11 May 2024
⏰ 3pm – 4pm
📍 Auditorium, Basement
🏷 Free

Catch a screening of the first volume of A Wes Anderson-ish Singapore, a photographic exploration of Singapore’s built environment. Then, get tips on architectural photography from filmmaker Kevin Siyuan. Explore the ACM building and put your skills into practice by photographing the museum’s unique spaces.

Archaeology After Dark: Curator’s Tour

Singapore HeritageFest Archaeology After Dark Curator's Tour

📅 Friday, 3 May 2024
⏰ 7.30pm – 8.30pm
📍 Lobby, Level 1
🏷 $15/participant

In this special archaeology-themed tour, dig deep with Assistant Curator (Maritime Archaeology) Michael Ng as he shares insights and stories about the history of Empress Place, told through objects found during excavations of the area in 1998 and 2015.

LEGO workshop with Artisan Bricks

📅 Sunday, 12 May 2024
⏰ 2pm – 3pm
🏷 $28/parent-child pair

Build a mini temple gateway using LEGO bricks in this family-friendly workshop with Jeffrey Kong of Artisan Bricks. Discover the architectural features of Hindu temples, like Singapore’s iconic Sri Mariamman Temple. Then check out a similar model of a temple gateway in the Ancestors and Rituals Gallery to see how yours compares!

Our Civic District: A tour with The Urbanist Singapore

📅 Saturday & Sunday, 11 & 12 May 2024
⏰ 8.30am – 10.30am
📍 Lobby, Level 1
🏷 $15/participant

If buildings could talk, what stories would they tell? Journey to the heart of Singapore’s history in this walking tour of the Civic District. Learn about the city’s iconic landmarks and discover how they have transformed across time.

June School Holiday 2024

Welcome to the June school holidays! Explore our curated list of exciting activities happening during the June School Holidays in Singapore 2024.

June School Holiday Activities for kids 2024

This year, the Dragon Boat Festival lands on 10 June 2024. Discover our selection of places to purchase traditional rice dumplings in Singapore.

chinese rice dumpling

For other upcoming events, visit Events in Singapore.

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