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Bishop Museum

Address: 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
Phone Number: 808 847 3511
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Ranked #10 of 123 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Gardens, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This museum founded by banker Charles R. Bishop in 1889 is famous for its Polynesian artifacts.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Kingscliff, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Bishop would have to be one of the finest museums of natural history anywhere in the world. A pity The Bus doesn't stop closer but no real issue. Allow a full day to really soak this masterpiece.

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

A great museum-we spent a lot longer than we had planned here and it was a beautiful and relaxing retreat from frenetic Waikiki. The different exhibits are really well-displayed and the regular presentations throughout the day are really enjoyable and informative, particularly the Planetarium 'Wayfarers of the Pacific' and 'Meet Me at the Hot Spot' in the Science Centre. We... More

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Dale City, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Wonderful museum that gives the visitor a better idea of Hawaiian culture, not the "Hollywood" version. Some really interesting exhibits, from home life, warfare, exploration, etc. You really get a better appreciation of the Hawaiian culture that you can't find in many other places.

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White Rock, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Bishop Museum is well worth the visit but there isn't any food service. The cafe is still noted to be open on many Hawaii event websites. I don't know how long the cafe has been closed but it needs to be up and running soon. They give you a map directing you to a food court in a shopping... More

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Kamloops, Canada
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318 reviews 318 reviews
86 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

well, better late, than never . I never knew it was here. anyways, rainy day, what better than learn a whole bunch of new information. took the # 2 bus , from Kuhio Ave. ( just outside the Banyan ) , and an hour later got off at School & Middle street. the museum is closed on TUES. its $19.95... More

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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A great museum to learn about the history of Hawaii. The planetarium was the highlight of our visit and the explanation of traditional navigational techniques. A full afternoon of learning and loads of fun.

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Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Well worth your time. Very impressive array of historical and cultural items in a gorgeous facility. This can be a nice experience for children, teens and all family members. The museum contains many remarkable bits of Hawaiian history such as feathered capes worn by the chiefs and monarch. The hula demonstration is not to be missed. Its not a performance,... More

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Weems, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We tagged this on at the end of our trip and wish we had allowed more time. Just amazing. Floor after floor of Hawaiian culture, industry and history. You will be amazed at the depth and breath of information. I think many folks are put off by the $14.75 entrance fee for non residents but it is worth it. would... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I've been going to the Bishop Museum since I was a child and each visit I'm still impressed with the exhibits. The collection they have is out of this world and it perfectly honors Polynesia. So please step out of Waikik and visit the Bishop Museum to enjoy their outstanding display.

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Melbourne, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

What a fine day at the Museum. There are all types of discounts on the tickets, just ask at the gate. Once inside you can spend quality hours at your own pace or with guided tours seeing what a family has done to save the history of Oahu. A lesson can be learned how people can give back and so... More

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