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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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Hawaii has an amazing history -- from Stone Age people living in a near-modern world, through their discovery by the British, their Kings and Queens as a nation and eventual... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Hawaii has an amazing history -- from Stone Age people living in a near-modern world, through their discovery by the British, their Kings and Queens as a nation and eventual ( hotly debated -- though not by me), inclusion into the U.S. and finally, statehood.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

If you are into history as I am this place is not to be missed. they even have a replica of an original Hawaiian grass hut. Amazing. I could have stayed all day.

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Burnaby, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Worth spending time going through the galleries in several buildings. Impressive exhibits with explanations. Multimedia; hands-on exhibits; planetarium included with the entrance fee - plus much more. Allow plenty of time on one day or go back another time later. I see online that the onsite cafe is currently closed however, bringing a blanket and a picnic lunch is encouraged.

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to spend an afternoon, have a look at the history of the islands, of the Pacific, have a bite to eat, and enjoy a grand old place. PN

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

very interesting, a must for those who mare interested in history and especially how American colonialism and imperialism lost the island from the aboriginal people.

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Winnemucca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Entrance fee is a bit high, but there's a lot to see; plan to stay most of the day. Maybe bring some snacks; concessions are limited. There's a nice children's exhibit building, but youngsters will probably be bored with the historic exhibits in the main building. My 10 year old grandson was. But the historic and cultural items displayed are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There were some really great local pieces here with nicely presented history of the royal lineage from Hawaii. The exhibit there when we visited was traditional weaving done with leaves that was quite spectacular. Also - DO NOT miss the lava demo - especially if you have kids! Pretty neat!

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This museum is very impressive and a great place to take the kids to. You can create a volcano and the planetarium has a wonderful show that instructs you on how to navigate using the stars. You could spend the whole day there seeing all there is to see and there are many hands on thngs for the kids to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Bishop Museum offers a well organized and detailed account of Hawaii's history. From the first Polynesian arrivals to the annexation, to becoming the 50th State in 1959, from old Hawaiian music to modern tunes, it's al there. In addition, you have lovely grounds to walk around and don't miss the Planetarium Show if you are around. There is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nice Museum, very informing, worth the visit, its off the beaten path,. a must see for the first time toursist

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