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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 121 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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Regina, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I was expecting more from Bishop's Museum based on the Trip Advisor reviews I read. Although the main building was beautiful and there was a lot to see, I wouldn't rank this museum in my Top 5 or even my Top 10 of all of my global travels. There were many good exhibits and interactive elements, but for the price... More 

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Philadelphia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The Bishop museum has grown over the decades into a children centric learning center. Most of the grounds are designed for that purpose with the exception of the original stone building. Seeing this building and the wooden bones of the original museum is simply stunning. Well worth the price of admission. The planetarium was a disappointment because after touting how... More 

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Lithgow, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Polynesian history like you've never seen before! Excellent presentation on lava how the islands wereformed and the ongoing effects it has on the islands

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Corvallis, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Pretty good museum , well worth the time spent. Really gives a good look at Polynesian in general and Hawaiian culture in detail . Also lots of engaging things for kids.

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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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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

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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