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Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
808 847 3511
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As featured in 3 days in Honolulu
Ranked #12 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Hope Island, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The most important this to remember is that the Museum is closed every Tuesday.The museum is educational and interesting. I love museums. Just be aware that if your have any breathing problems , avoid the Science pavilion.. They have a demonstration of a volcano. but the fumes were too much for me.

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honolulu, hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

best museum for hawaiian culture and history in the world! i highly recommend this museum. if you come to hawaii just for the beach and sunshine, i feel you'd be as a loss without coming here to understand the hawaiians.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Don't have time to see and do it all? Come to the Bishop Museum. It is our "Smithsonian" of the Pacific. Hawaiian Culture, NASA, Volcanoes, You name it. Centrally located near Waikiki.

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Clayton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The science museum was the most interesting. Be sure to catch the lava show. A nice option for a rainy day...

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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the main building with the history and the artifacts. Loved that exhibit. However the other buildings I wasn't as much of a fan of. The science building though wasn't so bad. Their café was okay. The food was mediocre but was a good place to stop & get a soda & a quick snack.

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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We spent about 3 hours at the Bishop Museum and could have spent more time except that we were trying to hike Diamond Head the same day and ran out of time. The exhibits on Hawaiian culture are all interesting and even my 9 and 11 year old were entertained. The science center building was very entertaining for the kids.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This museum contains the most important collection of Hawaiian historical artifacts in the world, including some sacred objects which are unique (for example, a feather cloak and feather helmet of King Kamehameha the Great, a feathered sculpture of Ku, the god of war, that used to belong to the same ruler, the only preserved image of a poisonwood god, the... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A great place to learn Hawaiiana and experience the Hawaiian culture! Lots of interesting Hawaiian Artifacts.

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

A beautiful building set in a lovely garden setting houses the stories and traditions of the Hawaiian Islands. We were greeted by museum staff who did a soulful acapella rendition of a welcome chant. We had a wonderful guide who shared her passion for this rich heritage and culture. The stories of the monarchy, the legends of life, the dance... More

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NYC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We arrived after breakfast on the Star Princess. We took a public bus which was $1 for a senior. We began our visit with a sky show in the planetarium. It was well done. We the went to a lecture and demonstration about lava and volcanoes. Fascinating stuff. By then it was lunch time. We strongly recommend bringing you own,or... More

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