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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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One of the best museums!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Decided to spend the morning at the Bishop museum - mainly because th edinosaurs alive exhibition was on. It is a small museum, but has lots of fantastic pieces. Particularly enjoyed the lava show - the lady hosting it was lovely - great sense of humor. We learnt a lot!

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I spent a morning trying to love the Bishop Museum with my grandkids. Some of the history is pretty amazing. However, for the most part, the kids were left wishing they could have spent the time at the beach instead. The grounds are gorgeous also.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you like to learn about the history and culture of the Hawaiian Islands/people, this is the place to go to.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

What a lovely, beautiful, and informative museum. Truly worth the visit and the learning experience of transfer bus in Chinatown.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Spent nearly the whole day here. Learned so much and loved the free tours and talks. I especially loved learning about Polynesian way finding in the planetarium

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We visited the museum during our recent trip to the area. We were able to take TheBus directly within 1-2 blocks of the museum and then took a short 1-2 block walk to the museum. We found the exhibits interesting and really learned some new facts about the history of Hawaii. I highly recommend attending the planetarium show which uses... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

I wish I have planned more time at this beautiful museum but only had two hours. Not enough! There is so much to see here and something for everyone and all ages. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Thank you!

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Logan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We only visited the part of the museum that presents the history and culture of Hawaii. We did not visit the planetarium or the special exhibits. We didn't want to spend the entire day there, which the other visits would require. The main building and exhibits are impressive. It is possible to do the visit with volunteers way talk about... More 

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