Our volunteers play a crucial role in making our exhibits come alive for the visitors. With growing numbers of visitors each year, we depend on the contributions of our volunteers to enhance the visitors’ experience at our Museum.

Guiding as a Docent

The Friends of Museums (FOM) Singapore is an associate member of the World Federation of Friends of Museums. Its mission is to assist the work of the National Heritage Board and provide members with opportunities for service through training, study and self-enrichment. membership is open to anyone who shares FOM goals.

The FOM provides guided tours in English and Japanese at the ACM on weekdays. To be a weekday volunteer guide, it is necessary to be a member of FOM. The volunteer guide is trained through a series of weekly lectures, optional field trips, and reading, as well as preparation of gallery talks and a final tour paper. Upon successful completion of the training programme, a certified docent commits to guide tours for at least one year.

To be a weekday English or Japanese guide, please email acm_docents@yahoo.com or visit the FOM website at https://www.fom.sg.

To find out more about the Japanese docents, please visit http://jdguide.exblog.jp.



FOM is thrilled to announce that they will be conducting a Public Information Meeting on 23 March 2021 @10am via the Zoom platform. Please join them to learn all about the next docent training and guiding opportunities that ACM and the other museums and heritage institutions in Singapore have to offer. Please go to www.fom.sg for more information and to register for the Zoom event.



The Museum Volunteers (MV) comprises of guides from various professions who volunteer their time to conduct scheduled tours in English on weekends as well as on weekday evenings when there are special requests for tours held in conjunction with events/functions at the ACM.

The MV’s mission is to support the National Heritage Board (NHB) by providing an enriching museum experience for the visitor. In return, the MVs are able to enjoy much enrichment through the learning and sharing of knowledge of our heritage and ancestral cultures with museum guests and visitors.

Volunteers who wish to guide weekends and weekday evenings at NHB museums may join the MV group. Training sessions (comprising lectures, field trips) are conducted whenever there is a need to augment the existing number of guides.

For more information on MV, please email museumvolsingapore@gmail.com, or visit the Museum Volunteer's website.


MG guiding





有兴趣者(21岁及以上),请电邮 nhb_acm_prog@nhb.gov.sg