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Bishop Museum

Address: 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
Phone Number: 808 847 3511
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Ranked #12 of 124 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Gardens, Specialty Museums, Nature & Parks, 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, Nature & Parks, 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We didn't realize how much there was to do. We stopped here as our "part b" part of the day-- but it could have easily been a whole day of family fun. The kids learned SO Much about Hawaiian culture and history and the best part was it was HANDS ON! Perfect way to keep the kids from getting bored!... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

On an overcast day we spent a few hours going through the museum. I learned a great deal about the Kamehameha family and the history of Hawaii. I would recommend for anyone who is interested in the history of Hawaii.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Incredible museum of Hawaiian artifacts, polynesia, geology, and history of Hawaii and the migration of peoples across the Pacific..

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We liked almost everything about this museum. The building is gorgeous and when we had questions we found the most lovely staff members nearby who were happy to answer our seemingly endless questions. The museum building and display are absolutely gorgeous. As visitors to Hawai'i there were many questions which had built up in our mind such as - why... More 

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Iron River, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We attended the twice monthly evening program at the Planetarium; "Hawaii's sky Tonight". I wouldn't miss it if you can find the time. The presentation (and the presenter) are entertaining, educational and professional.

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Patchogue, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I went here 3 times, during my two week stay on Oahu, and every time found new nuances of Hawaiian culture, Be sure to take part in the docent led tours of the museum, and also the one explaining the Hawaiian garden, their plants and food. I learned a great deal here, and thoroughly enjoyed the museum.

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Honolulu
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

There is a little bit of everything here at there Bishop Museum. An excellent planetarium show, museums, and a newer facility that explains tides, volcanoes and local wildlife. The campus is beautiful, and there is often special events going on, that you may be able to join in with. Be prepared though to be there with a lot of young... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The museum is a bit out of town, but easy to get to by bus also. the building is a real Victorian Museum collection, the collections are outstanding, and really well displayed. Go on a day they have local crafts people and you can see them making lei's, wood tools and baskets, and tapa. that was really good to see... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

You could spend a day here, and not see it all. We spent the afternoon, and saw part of one building! Don't miss this on a trip to Oahu.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Bishop Museum is a wonderful place to visit, roam around the grounds, take in the sites, and learn not only about Hawaiian history but enjoy some of their special exhibits. In the past they've had dinosaurs, a night of looking at the stars, and a host of traveling shows. There are several buildings so if you don't like one... More 

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