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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
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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Bishop Museum is THE place to explore what Hawaii is all about, from the days of King Kamehameha 1 forward.

The Bishop Museum is an ideal place to discover the history of the Hawaiian Islands, it's leaders, people, construction of hale's, to the dress costumes of it's leaders. If you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Bishop Museum is an ideal place to discover the history of the Hawaiian Islands, it's leaders, people, construction of hale's, to the dress costumes of it's leaders. If you have a few hours, or more, and want to explore the history, a visit here is well worth the visit.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was an interesting and informative museum. We went the last day of our trip, before our flight left. Boy, do I wish we had left ourselves more time. We only had 1 and 1/2 hours but you could easily spend 4-5 hours to digest all the exhibits. They also have a planetarium with shows (we didn't have time) and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Every room and every piece has a great story behind it. The Kahili Room was a bit of history that unfolds right before you. Very powerful experience.

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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took time out of our vacation to take the two grandchildren to the museum, and we are glad that we did. The six year old loved it and wanted to read each and every display sign. There is so much variety in the presentations. The three year old loved seeing the "hot lava". We were totally impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Worth visiting to get a better understanding of Polynesian and Hawaiian culture. The planetarium had a great program on Polynesian navigation. Lots for the whole family to see and do (kid-friendly exhibits). It's not centrally located but a definite must do when you visit Honolulu. Inspiring museum.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is where I tell everyone to go FIRST on Oahu after you've checked out the beach. Tour Bishop Museum to get an appreciation of Hawaiian history, traditions, and explanations of all things Hawaiian. It's a MUST SEE for all tourist or new residents.

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Hawkesbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Liked the artifacts,exhibits,history,pictures,belongings from Hawaiian Royalty, A place to learn about Hawaiian culture,their dances and hulas,chants,missionary involvement,loss of many of their rights,peoples who came from other countries to work and join into a melting pot of cultures.Altogether, a very interesting visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Bishop Museum does have a cool planetarium and offers several shows throughout the day and does not charge extra for them. This is what we came to see was the show about the New Horizons mission to Pluto. After that, the science building was not that great compared to what we are accustomed to in California. Some of the... More 

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Bishop Museum is one of the most important and informative museums in Hawaii, a must-stop museum to gain a deeper understanding of Hawaii and beyond in Polynesia. The collection includes significant treasures and the largest set of Hawaiian artifacts in the world. Don't miss the imposing and interesting statue of Ku (god of war), one of only three left... More 

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Lafayette
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a fabulous museum. There is a huge historic building, dedicated to Mrs. Bishop, who was directly related to the Kamehameha lineage with 3 stories of Polynesian art and artifacts, elegantly curated and documents. I spent 1.5 hours looking at each and every display since they were such fine quality and so well explained. It is $19.95 but I found... More 

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Additional Information about Bishop Museum

Address: 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
Phone Number: 808 847 3511
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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