What's on for Secondary Schools


Guided Tours


Secondary - Guided Tours

Discover the connections between the diverse culture of Asia, and how the trade, interactions of people, and exchanges of ideas have influenced art in Asia. These tours are led by our volunteer docents.

Introduction to Ancestral Cultures or Cross-cultural Art (choose one)
60 minutes
Mondays to Fridays
Suitable for 13 to 17 years old

We can take in tours, but only at limited capacities under Safe Management Measures. Please contact us at nhb_acm_edu@nhb.gov.sg for more information.


ACM Wonders Activity Cards


Download 10 activity cards to use with your students, in the galleries or at home. Each card has accompanying activities suitable for ages 13 and up. Let us know what you think about these resources through a survey here.

Blouse & Skirt – this object was part of the first display (2019–20) in ACM’s Fashion and Textiles Gallery. Missed that show in the new gallery? View Fashion Revolution: Chinese dress from late Qing to 1976 via our virtual galleries here.

Bureau shrine

Covered box

Gold octagonal cup




Table screen

Vessel in the shape of a water buffalo

Zoomorphic kettle



We can take in bookings for workshops, but only at limited capacities under Safe Management Measures. If you’d like to book a paid workshop with us, please email us at nhb_acm_edu@nhb.gov.sg for more information.


Self-Guided Visits

VR Tour

Discover objects related to trade and connections in the Maritime Trade and Court and Company galleries through this VR resource. This resource was done in collaboration with the Academy of Singapore Teachers and is suitable for Secondary 1 students.

Historical Investigation

Explore the ACM with your Secondary 1 History students using this self-guided worksheet downloadable here.


Be our collaborator today!

Student docent training and co-creation of resources

The ACM trains student docents on a yearly basis over an intensive 12-hour long session. Our graduated student docents have guided both school and public tours, including in our special exhibitions Angkor in 2018, and Raffles in Southeast Asia, and Guo Pei in 2019.

Several schools, including River Valley High (2017, 2018) and St Joseph’s Institution (2019), have partnered our Audience Managers to co-create resources for guiding their peers in the ACM galleries. The pupils checked in with their mentors regularly to gather feedback and work on their proposals.

In July 2019, MOE Bicultural Studies collaborated with ACM for their annual camp for nearly 300 Year-3 students. Customised learning materials for their Learning Journey were co-designed with MOE staff according to the theme of the camp. The students went through docent-guided tours at ACM while completing a worksheet.

Should you be interested in a collaboration with us, please email our education team and your e-mail will be forwarded to the relevant manager in-charge.