The Museum Volunteers (MVs) is a group of English-speaking volunteer guides. We provide free tours to the public in English at various National Heritage Board (NHB) museums and heritage institutions in Singapore. We aim to increase the public's appreciation of the collections in the museums and institutions as well as to enrich the experience of our visitors. In addition, some MVs volunteer with the Preservation of Sites and Monuments to offer tours of national monuments and with the Singapore Biennale to guide visitors when it is held. The group was also involved in the training of new guides for Singapore's very first community museum at Taman Jurong.
All MVs undergo training to familiarise themselves with the museums and institutions they guide at and to equip themselves with good communication and interpretive skills.
We have about 200 members now. Most of the MVs are Singaporeans with the rest from Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. The age group ranges from the 20s to the 70s. Most of us hold full-time jobs and we share a passion for heritage, culture and the arts.
You may follow the Museum Volunteers facebook page to better understand the Museum Volunteer group in general.
For enquiries regarding the MV, please e-mail NHB_NM_Volunteer@nhb.gov.sg.