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.
The volunteers in the ACM are engaged primarily in providing guided tours of the Museum’s permanent and special exhibitions. Such tours are conducted on weekdays in English and Japanese and English and Mandarin on weekends. The groups providing these tours are:
Friends of the Museum (FOM)
The Friends of Museums (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 contact :
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the FOM website at
To find out more about the Japanese docents, please visit
Museum Volunteer Group (MV)
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 (Asian Civilisations Museum , National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum) 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 please contact :
email@example.com or visit
Mandarin Guides Group (MG)
The Mandarin Guides (MG) provide guided tours in Mandarin on weekends.