Preserving history

South Pacific WWII Museum Collection

The most important feature of any museum is it’s collection. For over 10 years museum staff have been collecting items both small and large that will take pride of place in the museum upon its completion. Below you’ll find a hint of what we have collected so far. As we head closer to our grand opening we’ll feature more items destined for the exhibition halls of what will become in time, one of the world’s great museums. Click on any of the images to see them in greater detail.

Pop up Museum

In early December 2016, the museum presented a ‘pop-up’ museum to visitors and the people of Santo to give them a taste of what’s coming in the not too distant future.

Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP)

In 2015, the museum acquired a replica US Navy LCVP that was used throughout the South Pacific area of conflict during World War II. Over the coming years the LCVP will be restored and feature prominently in the museum’s collection.

Explore Santo Further

If you’d like to see where this gallery location fits into the bigger picture of life on Espiritu Santo during World War II, we’ve created an interactive map page. There you’ll find a Google Map of the south east corner of Santo with as many locations as possible marked out for you to explore. Clicking on the image will take you there.

With your assistance, we can create one of the world’s great museums.