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Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
808 847 3511
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Ranked #10 of 157 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums, Museums, Specialty Museums, Gardens
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description:             Bishop Museum is the premier place to experience the history, arts and culture of the Hawaiian people. The Museum is recognized... more »
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful museum. The building itself is so architecturally stunning inside - one of the more unique places I've visited. As for the displays - there is so much to see. I spent hours there and I could have spent hours more. Great place to discover history of the area and culture.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you're in to finding all about Hawaiian culture, this the place. From the ancient polynesian voyagers to the modern day waikiki beach boys. The planetarium is very nice & informative telling how the ancient Polynesians, guided by the stars, found Hawaii. Loved it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

So this is a very informative museum on the history of Hawaii. It is quite a trek to get out to this museum though. If you have an afternoon where you don't know what to do with yourself, definitely go but otherwise don't bother. Not totally worth the trek in my opinion.

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Madrid, Spain
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Based on the reviews I read when I went to the Bishop Museum, I was expecting much, much more than what I found. You will learn something about the Hawaiian culture and the history of the Polynesia in general. Not many artifacts are in exhibition, though, of course, the royal family belongings and the big whale in the middle of... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

this is a the best place to see and learn the history of hawaii. amazing artifacts and the museum is well maintained, exhibits rotate often, and the planetarium is delightful.

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Dayton, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a must-see visit AFTER you've been in Hawaii a few days. If you've little ones, they will learn so much about the geography and culture of these lovely islands. Plan on spending a couple of hours there. We took the local bus from Waikiki which also was a "cultural" experience, but it took a long time (about an... More

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Tacoma, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent way to learn about Hawaiian history and culture. First class museum, extremely informative.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Bishop Museum is a Hawaii State Museum of Natural and Cultural History. If you want to understand the history of Oahu and the Hawaiian Islands, this is a great place to go. Headsets are provided so that you can go through the museum and hear a description of each room and the history behind it at your own pace.... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you are into $ Hawaiin history/royalty this is your place. Odd location but beautiful buildings. Need more to keep entertained. And did not feel it was worth the $45 entry fee for 2 adults/2 kids. So it once but won't bring family backs when they visit. Or maybe I'll just drop them off.

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The place here to learn Hawaiian history. It makes me proud of my heritage. Plan to spend at least half a day there cause there is much to see.

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