The Fiji Museum is located 5 mins drive from the Capital City of Fiji, Suva. The historical museum holds archaeological findings dating back 3500 years as well as cultural objects reflecting Fiji’s inhabitants during the past 100 years are housed in the oldest museum in the South Pacific. It will be interesting to take a 1-2 hours tour in the Fiji museum while in Suva, Fiji.
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.
The current museum was opened in 1955 by the Governor of Fiji, Sir Ronald Garvey. Today the building has two adjoining sections, the first constructed in 1972 and the second in 1978.