The 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.
Type 94 37mm Anti-Tank Gun
Previously displayed in front of the Solomon Tourism Office.
A6M2 Zero Propeller
Located in the outside display area.
Wartime Gun Collection
During 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.
Youth 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.