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Solomon Islands National Museum
Former Director: Lawrence Foanaota (1972–2006)
Honiara, Guadalcanal
Solomon Islands

National Museum
Click For EnlargementThe National Museum is located in Honiara. The collection includes cultural artifacts from the Solomon Islands, and some WWII artifacts. Several buildings were donated by Japanese government grants. The museum building was donated by the Government of Japan and officially opened November 12, 1999. It also includes a library, collections area and media room. During the 'Tensions' in 2001-3, some of the collection was stolen.

37mm Anti-Tank Gun Type 94
Previously displayed in front of the Solomon Tourism Office.

A6M2 Zero Propeller
Located in the outside display area.

Wartime Gun Collection
Click For EnlargementDuring the 2001–2003 ethnic tensions on Guadalcanal, the museum's wartime weapons were stolen. During the 2003 RAMSI peace mission, many wartime guns were collected and slated to be destroyed. Instead, they were donated to the museum on September 9, 2003 through the efforts of John Innes and Pacific Wrecks and the cooperation of the Australian Federal Police (AFP). The new collection includes American rifles, machine guns and pistols. Also Japanese guns, and a knee mortar.

Click For EnlargementYouth Centre My Solomons Association (NPO)
The Donated from the government of Japan as grassroots assistance in August 2002, opened April 16, 2003. Donors Myanmar Association, Sendai Japan and Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel. Around it is a replica traditional village, with a hut from each province.

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