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Solomon Islands National Museum


The Solomon Islands National Museum was first opened on June 1969. It is situated in Honiara, the capital, in Guadalcanal Province. It is the only national museum in the whole country at present.

Solomon Islands National Museum is a museum, cultural centre, government department or ministry and also houses ww2 relics.

The major part of the collection consists of cultural materials with some examples of natural history specimens, World War II relics and archaeological material. The Museum also houses a collection of Audio-Visual material and reference books.

Number of items in the collection: over 2,000 items

The collection contains items of the following types: Art, Heritage, Photography, Archaeological, Natural History (Animal Specimens, wet and dry), Contemporary, Scientific or Technology, Audio/visual material, Books or Journals, Posters, Pamphlets, Documents or Paper-based items, Outdoor sculpture, art or monuments.

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 9am-4.30pm (closed between 12 noon and 1pm)
Saturdays: 10am-1pm
Sundays: 2pm-4pm
Other times: by appointment only


Group bookings: Free but donations are welcomed
Locals: Free but donations are welcomed
Visitors: Free but donations are welcomed

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