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Fiji Museum

Address: PO Box 2023, Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
Phone Number: 679 331 5944
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Suva
Type: Museums
Owner description: Archaeological findings dating back 3500 years as well as cultural objects reflecting Fiji's...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: 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.

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Great way to learn about settlement and war of Fiji. Many of the displays were actual boats, outfits, instruments and weapons actually used in early colonisation of Fiji. We had a guided tour which was wonderful as we got ask lots of questions and learn more than we would have just walking around ourselves.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

You won't need too long here (Unless of course you're my partner who wants to read absolutely everything twice then you might need a couple of hours (= My partner could've spent all day there and be ecstatic the whole time.) Like some have said, don't expect much but do expect a lot of interesting information that can be learned... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I loved the simplicity of this museum. Well kept, informative, lots of details, and friendly staff. if you are in Suva it is a must...

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Houston
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited the museum while in Suva during our honeymoon. The museum itself is very modest, but informative. Don't compare it with other museums because you might be disappointed. Instead, focus on the information presented and you will find it to be very interesting. I guess an hour at the museum will do the trick.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is the museum of Fijian history and culture. It talks in a wholesome way to its guests about Fijian and South Pacific history. It's quite a treat if you are into Fijian culture (which I totally am). It gives specific description about the colonial times of Fiji, which were very essential to the current state of art of its... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The museum provided an excellent account of the historical development of Fiji. There was a route through the museum that guided me through the history.

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George Town, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It is located in the far end of the Thurston Garden. A small on storey building with exhibits on left and right wings. Displays giving description more on the history. Good to know about the history of Fiji through the exhibits Seeing is believing, and better than just reading from publications. Maximum 1 to 2 hours is sufficient. SORRY NO... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you compare this to the Smithsonian, you are going to be bitterly disappointed. On the other hand, if you've been to some of the musuems in small Pacific Island countries, this is a good one. Not enormous, not always fully explained, but worth the small entrance fee.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Fiji has a fascinating history, but you have to look hard for it at this place. They clearly don't expect many visitors (they couldn't make change for my admission fee), and it is creaky and dusty. There are a number of highlights here if you have the time to spend poking around. There are no guides or interpreters. It just... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

$7.50FJD entry. Has some charm but really needs major refurb to better display the available artefacts. The walk through the adjacent park was pleasent and the museum is an easy 15 walk from downtown. If you have nothing to do then might be worth the walk.

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