Located in the heart of Suva's botanical gardens, the Fiji Museum holds a remarkable collection which includes archaeological material dating back 3,700 years and cultural objects representing both Fiji's indigenous inhabitants and other communities that have settled in the island group over the past 100 years.
The Museum is a statutory body governed by the Fiji Museum Act and the Preservation of Objects of Archaeological & Palaeontological Interest Act.
The aim of this website is to encourage the understanding and accessibility of information on the history of Fiji and the surrounding South Pacific region.
It is also meant to bring you more current information about related research and
activities of the museum staff and visitors.
The idea for a museum to display and preserve traditional Fijian culture was first discussed in 1904. Later that year Sir William Allardyce presented his collection to the Suva Town Board, and it was displayed in the Town Hall.
In 1908 the Fijian Society was formed with the specific aim of researching and preserving the country's history and culture. The formation of a museum was included in this aim. In 1910 the government approved an annual grant of £25 to appoint a collection caretaker.
With the passing of the Fiji Museum Ordinance in 1929, the museum was formally inaugurated as a Government Statutory Body with a Board of Trustees. Local residents presented pieces and collections to the Town Board and
artifacts were purchased by the Trustees. These contributed towards a
growing collection which filled the Town Hall... more
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PO Box 2023 Govt. Bldgs,
Suva, Fiji Islands.
Ph:(679) 3315944/(679) 3315043
Fax: (679) 3305143
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