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.