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Address: 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
Phone Number: 808 847 3511
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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This is very interesting and educational for anyone who wishes to embrace the history and culture of the islands. We spent 2.5 hours in the afternoon and I wish we had allocated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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St Austell, United Kingdom

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is very interesting and educational for anyone who wishes to embrace the history and culture of the islands. We spent 2.5 hours in the afternoon and I wish we had allocated more time.

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Arcadia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a not to be missed experience! Just the main building inside is worth the price of admission. You can spend a number of hours there if you like, or just a couple. But, don't miss it!

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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

informative. loved learning about Hawaiian history & culture. don't plan on spending more than 2 hours there

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is really a worthwile visit to make while in Honolulu. The museum is absolutely lovely with lots of very informative pieces about the history of the Hawaiian islands. Clean and accessible. Wonderful experience.

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West University Place, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This places is a wonderful treat for any visitor to Hawaii - not only is natural history, political and social history given in a most entertaining way , you can even see the skeleton of a sperm whale This place is GREAT !

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NY, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It took nearly 1 hour by bus from the north end of Waikiki to arrive a block away from the Museum. $2 discount per ticket if you are a AAA member. Small museum chock full of displays with a concentration on Hawaii and Polynesia. We took the $10 bracelet making class which lasted an hour. $10, a nice souvenir. While... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This has got the be the best local museum in the nation. The amount of artifacts are just innumerable. There are many different buildings, but the Hawaii and Pacific building is where I would think most time should be spent. At least three floors full of artifacts, history, pictures, statues, and history. The science building it great, with a "working"... More 

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Visited the planetarium with my husband and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening guitars and stars show! On another occasion I visited with my 5 year old grandson and his mom, who were visiting from the mainland. He loved the dino exhibit and since we came early on Saturday he got face to face Nahala, a realistic looking dinosaur. Next, we... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Another very much out of the way place to visit but is so worth the trip. It has everything you need to know about Hawaii and it's history. It is fascinating and very educational. The only downside is the lack of refreshments. There is a cafe but it looked empty and was closed so take snacks and drinks with you.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The main part of the museum is great, you can find out about Polynesian culture and history, especially about Hawaii and its native population. The rest of the exhibits felt a bit crammed in to fill up time and space. Still worth a trip out to see... Strangely located in the middle of the suburbs though.

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