About the Solomon Islands National Museum

The Solomon Islands National Museum was officially established as a cultural institution in 1969, although its history and development can be traced back to the early 1950s. It is one of the oldest Government institutions in the country.

Our mission as a culture and heritage institution is; to collect, preserve, protect, safeguard, record, develop and promote the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the Solomon Islands.

Our Services

  • Represent the common interests and concerns of the people, museums and cultural centres in the Solomon Islands.
  • Establish and develop linkages with professionals and institutions in support of cultural heritage management and preservation.
  • Encourage community involvement in the vision of the Solomon Islands National Museum through consultation, education and awareness activities.
  • Enhance human resources development through education, training and capacity development.
  • Promote ethics, standards and stewardship.
  • Advise and work with Governments and Non-Government Organisations in matters relating to museums and cultural centres.
  • Facilitate the protection, restitution and repatriation of tangible and intangible cultural property.
  • Promote sustainable development and support cultural tourism and creative industries.
  • Develop appropriate cultural infrastructures and capacity for institutional growth and development.
  • Provide excellent museum services to the public.

Essential Services

Research Permits

Venue Hire

WWII License and Permits

Organisational Chart

Documents and Links


  1. Museum Brochure

Express Directory

Here you will find the direct contact details for relevant staff at the National Museum. Please feel free to get in touch should you have any queries you wish to discuss.

Receptionist 20137 / 20138 EXT 200
Director 20309
Deputy Director 20137 / 20138 EXT 203
Ethnologist / Curator 20137 / 20138 EXT 205
Conservator 20137 / 20138 EXT 202
Auditorium Manager 20137 / 20138 EXT 204
Audio Visual / Photographer 20137 / 20138 EXT 201


If you’re in the Solomon Islands and wish to visit us, our office location is provided below for your convenience. We look forward to welcoming you.

Physical Address
National Museum
Mendana Avenue,
Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 313, Honiara,
Solomon Islands.
20137 / 20138
Opening Hours
Weekdays 8:30am-4pm
Saturdays 9am-1pm
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