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Address: 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
Phone Number: 808 847 3511
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum founded by banker Charles R. Bishop in 1889 is famous for its...
This museum founded by banker Charles R. Bishop in 1889 is famous for its Polynesian artifacts.
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Fabulous exhibits

There some beautiful and very impressive exhibits here, in a wonderful space. If you've only seen Waikiki, then you need to visit the Bishop to learn more about the islands and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

There some beautiful and very impressive exhibits here, in a wonderful space. If you've only seen Waikiki, then you need to visit the Bishop to learn more about the islands and the people's of the Pacific

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Saint Helens, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Incredible history of the people of the islands. So much to see and read we just scratched the surface.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had an excellent docent led tour of Hawaiian history and the architecture of the building. Beautiful artifacts and you gain an appreciation of Hawaiian culture.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We spent the morning at the museum and really enjoyed the building dedicated to Hawaiian History. The Planetarium was also quite interesting and the gift shop had different items that you don't normally see at attractions in Hawaii. Enjoyed our visit to the museum

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I was really looking forward to visit the museum because my husband & I love natural history museums. We were a bit disappointed though, If you are going with kids you will definitely be happy, they have lots of fun activities for kids, most of exhibits are prepared for kids to understand them, the museum is really nice, they have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you have any interest in the history of Hawaii, definitely visit the Bishop Museum. You can see historic artifacts from the monarchy and from early settlements on Hawaii and other Pacific Islands. Even the interactive parts of the museum - designed for children- are fun for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was a great museum and a must-visit for anyone curious to know more about Hawaiian & Polynesian culture. Thoughtfully curated, visually well organized as well as some good interactive features as well. Bit pricey but definitely worth it. I liked the area about Polynesian sea-faring the best

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a lovely little museum that give a great overview of Hawaiian history and culture. It's off the beaten path so you do have to taxi there. They had a fun science building for kids, too, and a planetarium but it wasn't open. We spent about an hour and a half here. Doesn't take long to get the gist... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Make sure you have half a day. There is so much to see!! It was very educational and I've learned a lot. It was nice to see different masteries looking sculptures that they call Gods. Tones of old pieces and so much Hawaiian history. I loved it. It is very well ran and so much to see, it was three... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We took our two young sons, aged 4 and 9, to this museum and felt that there was something for everyone. The building itself is beautiful, but the displays and historical exhibits were wonderful. Our older son enjoyed the weapons, tools and history of the Hawaiian people who originated there. Our young son enjoyed the giant, suspended whale skeleton and... More 

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