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Bishop Museum

Address: 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
Phone Number: 808 847 3511
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Ranked #11 of 124 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Gardens, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This museum founded by banker Charles R. Bishop in 1889 is famous for...
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Type: History Museums, Gardens, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Try to spend half a day or more at this amazing place. From the several buildings filled with artifacts and amazing history of Hawaii and more, to the incredible Planetarium with the most stunning Halogram of a planet ever! Truly a "Wow!", don't miss. It also has a great cafe and gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This museum has something for everyone . I truly enjoyed the exhibits, very informative, nice displays. The staff was always friendly and helpful. The museum is average size , but definitely worth a look.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The displays - especially of the ceremonial feather capes, skirts, and headdresses are amazing! Docents tell the story of Hawaii very well. The planetarium is excellent (we saw the presentation on navigation by the constellations used by early settlers). If you really want to understand Hawaii's past, this is a must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

To get a feel for the history of the islands, the Kings and queens who ruled them plus what the Hawaiian's lives looked like, this is the museum to visit! We would recommend spending time here, without a doubt! We enjoyed our visit tremendously! The planetarium was an excellent experience as well. December 2014 .....the cafe was being updated, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

You can easily spend the entire day here. They offer many included tours that are very informative. We attended the garden tour and gallery walk for the Hawaiian Hall level 1. We also attended the 1:30 planetarium show that discussed navigation by the stars. There were several exhibits to see and you learn a lot about the culture of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I'm not a huge fan of museums but if you like to learn the history about Hawaii, you'll appreciate this place. Good place to spend couple hours and learn a thing or two about the kings, artifacts, volcano's, etc. One time place for those who have never been to Hawaii and don't mind touring a small museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It doesn't look like much when you enter, but behind the doors are amazing buildings, artifacts and grounds. Make sure to have lots of time to explore.

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I learned a lot about the Hawaiian culture and the history of the islands. I saw the Karamazov brothers perform there on another visit. They were great. Parking was easy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The three-tiered Hawaii room goes through the entire history of Hawaii and its culture, from ancient times to modern day. We spent a good 2 hours going through the seemingly endless exhibit. Its exhaustive. I would highly recommend if you're a one-time visitor to Hawaii, you stop here to learn everything you need to know about the place you're visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

While perhaps not the first item on a tourist agenda, visiting the Museum should be on the list of anyone who wants to understand the islands better. The historical portion of the exhibits itself could be completed in an hour, although there is enough to read and see to take much longer if one has the time. And, its well... More 

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