Raffles Archives & Museum


2020 RAM



The Raffles Archives and Museum Club prides itself as the preserver of Raffles Institution’s long, illustrious history that dates back to 1823. In addition to preserving the narrative of Singapore’s first institution of formal education, the club also aims to spread the story of the school to both the Rafflesian community, past and present, and the general public. With this in mind, the museum frequently hosts visitors for school events such as the annual RI Open House, while regularly arranging lively discussions and interviews with alumni of the school.

Beyond the work done by the club to engage the community at large, the Raffles Archives and Museum constantly aims to sharpen its members’ skill sets through regular field trips and seminars. It is the hope of the club that through a shared vision of chronicling Raffles Institution’s extensive history, the narrative of our institution’s glorious history will be preserved for millennia to come.


Training Schedule

(1.30pm to 3.30pm)


Teacher Mentors

Mrs Cheryl Yap
Ms Low Siew Hsien


Achievements & Highlights

Organised and conducted eCCA sessions whereby club members were trained in basic docenting, oral interviews and transcription skills.


Club Activities & Outreach
• Participated in the National Archives Singapore (NAS) Video Challenge (Jan)
• Visited the Asian Civilisation Museum + iLight Festival (8 Feb)
• Docent volunteers at “Raffles in Southeast Asia Exhibtiion” at the Ancient Civilization Museum (Feb to March)
• Conducted workshop on Basic Docenting Skills Training for Bendemeer Primary School (12 April)
• Docent volunteers at Bicentennial Exhibitions at Fort Canning (June)
• Hosted talk by author Ms Nadia Wright (July)
• Participated in the Heritage Mural Tour to Bras Basah and Little India (2 Aug)
• Participated Peck San Theng Heritage Gallery 1st Anniversary Celebrations (18 Aug)

Services at School Events
• 25 May - Raffles Institution Open House 
• 29 May - Docent to Guest-of-Honour for RI Lecture, Dr. Maliki, Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
• 27 July – Docent to Guest-of-Honour for 196th Founder’s Day, Minister of Education, Mr Ong Ye Kung 
• Hosted various local and international guests visiting RI