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Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
808 847 3511
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Ranked #10 of 155 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We loved this museum. We even bought a membership so we could come back more than once. That being said if we had only been on vacation for a few days I probably would skip it unless you don't want to be in the sun or you are really interested in Hawaiian history. There are several different parts to this... More

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Tyler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We saved this for our last day thinking it would be a quick viist...boy were we wrong... we spent 3-4 hours! There is a fee, but I had coupons and don't remember the exact cost. This museum houses the true history of Hawaii and the Polynesian culture. The buildings themselves are beautiful to look at. The wood inside (walls, banisters... More

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Visalia, California
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Bishop Museum contains many remarkable bits of Hawaiian history, such as the feathered capes worn by chiefs and monarchs. The history of Hawaii is charted and displayed in a way matched no where else. This is not a large museum but we needed two to three hours to go through all four floors - each is different and each... More

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Alameda, CA
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6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were looking for some real Hawaiian culture and history (not the tourist luau kind) so we headed to the Bishop Museum. The have a complex of buildings each with a different focus. Daughter loves science museums so we headed there first. Started in the basement with a lava demonstration. There's a furnace burning at 3,000 degrees simulating the earth's... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I tired to narrow down my review to just one word, but the rules state I must use 100 characters so, here is my review in one word. W0W

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San Diego, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you are interested in Polynesia history and culture, this should be your first stop. On our return from Australia/New Zealand, my friend and I decided to spend the day at the Bishop Museum. We were not disappointed. The collection of not just Hawaiian art, artifacts and culture are there, but a wonderful visual history of the Polynesian people. The... More

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This museum is packed with history and great for the entire family. love the planetarium. take a full day

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Solana Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I visited while in HI on a business trip and wish I'd had more than the two hours allocated to see everything. So much to learn about the history and culture of Hawaii and beyond. The museum/grounds are themselves very attractive and the organization of the museum (different time periods on different floors of the main building) provides a nice... More

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New Jersey
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12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

as it was when I was a child. The museum building is made of lava rocks and is gorgeous. The exhibits are very interesting, well displayed and in excellent condition. This is a must for anyone interested in the history and culture of the Hawaiian islands and culture. Kids would enjoy this too as they have many offerings to keep... More

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Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I made an unplanned visit here during a rainstorm. I enjoyed what I saw but probably would have appreciated it more with a little preparation -- there is so much to see. Great place to go for Hawaiian history and culture.

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