We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji
Phone Number: 679 331 5944
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

Archaeological findings dating back 3500 years as well as cultural objects...

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.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$67*
and up
Private Suva Day Tour
More Info
$46*
and up
Suva Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Nadi

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 267 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Lapita pottery!

Pretty good museum, a highlight was seeing previous pacific necklaces including that made from the teeth of sperm whales! Also the lapita pottery is fascinating. Located in a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Suluama S
Add Photo Write a Review

267 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wandered into some gardens and came across this little gem. While the Museum is in need of some upgrading the displays are very interesting. Air-conditioning in some parts was also very welcome. We learnt a lot about Fiji's history and cultural mix from this museum. We even bought a 'canibal fork' from the gift shop which was oddly not... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kate H
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pretty good museum, a highlight was seeing previous pacific necklaces including that made from the teeth of sperm whales! Also the lapita pottery is fascinating. Located in a nice quiet part of Suva city and parking is plentiful. Vinaka vakalevu!

Helpful?
Thank Suluama S
Morgantown PA
Level Contributor
139 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a guide for the day and it was a worthwhile experience to have him walk through the museum with us.

Helpful?
Thank David N
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were encouraged to visit this on a one day stopover. I'm really glad we did as it gave us an insight into Fiji's history and their vision to maintain and share their history and heritage. It is still in the developing stages but had some amazing items exhibited, particularly the unique cloth and some relics dating back thousands of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Spaxfield
Cambridge, New Zealand
Level Contributor
32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I travelled down by rental car from the Coral Coast. Traffic in Suva is quite difficult as a lot of one ways but found the Museum. Quaint and old is a first impression. The guide Susan was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot more than we knew about Fiji from her. More money needs to be... More 

Helpful?
Thank KathrynChristensen63
Level Contributor
46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We first visited this museum in July 2008, although it was interesting then, this visit in November 2015, showed a much improved and bigger museum. The first set of galleries contain the maritime history which includes many fine examples of real historic canoes and sailing vessels. While we were there, there were a number of school parties touring the exhibits.... More 

Helpful?
Thank cussie67
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
147 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a must if travelling through the Suva. It is not hi-tech or full of audio visuals, but it feels and looks fantastic. The exhibits are first class. We thought that this would be a quick look and we ended up staying about 2 hours. Well worth visiting.

Helpful?
Thank FredSG
Blue Mountains, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spending the day in Suva, what do you do. we choose to spend the part of the day at Fiji Museum and Botanical Gardens. Although we needed a taxi to get there. I found the Museum Highly informative, the content was of high quality and well worth the effort

Helpful?
2 Thank wombatbrett
Savusavu, Fiji
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right-Place-Right-Time experience when we visited Suva in December 2015 to participate in Free Museum Day! Beautiful grounds and impressive South Pacific collection of historic artifacts and modern paintings. Thurston Gardens was well worth the walk, too.

Helpful?
1 Thank MerionHotspur F
Minsk, Belarus
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite place in Suva so far! Lovely, charming, informative, hidden in the cool shadow of the Thurston Gardens. A must for everyone visiting Suva. Beautiful canoe presentation in the main hall. Plus great collection of artifacts from the cannibal heydays for the unique Pacific twist!

Helpful?
1 Thank bellaganger

Travelers who viewed Fiji Museum also viewed

 

Been to Fiji Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fiji Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Charlottetown, Canada

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Fiji Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?