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“Nice museum with Hawaiian theme” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bishop Museum

Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817
808 847 3511
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Ranked #14 of 266 things to do in Honolulu
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This museum founded by banker Charles R. Bishop in 1889 is famous for its Polynesian artifacts.
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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“Nice museum with Hawaiian theme”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Very inexpensive way to spend a rainy day in Hawaii.Very educational. Nice gift shop near exit.Lots of Hawaiian wildlife(stuffed) on display.

Visited June 2012
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Deep River, Connecticut
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This museum gives the history of the Hawaiian people and the islands they came from. We didn't expect to like it so much but it was absolutely excellent and memorable.
I highly recommend the Bishop museum to anyone interested in the islands history.

Visited November 2012
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Cleveland
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“A mixed bag”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This museum may be all right for those with young children or those with a burning interest to learn minute details about Hawaiian culture. The interactive elements on how tsunamis are caused and how lava flows and the like are pretty basic stuff that anyone with a passing knowledge of these things already knows. Children, however, may appreciate them. The main building is itself a magnificent structure, and contains incredibly detailed information about Hawaiian culture--e.g., the names the natives had for each day in the lunar cycle. It is a bit overwhelming for anyone who is not deeply interested in the subject and probably more information than the casual tourist wants or can reasonably assimilate.

Visited November 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Lots of History”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We went to the museum in order to see the full size whale skeleton that my wife wanted to see. You could put the Bishop in the "science museum" category because of the wide variety of exhibits - planetarium, volcano hands on things, natural history etc. The Hawaiian Hall had lots of great displays that explained the Polynesian history of the entire Hawaiian Island chain.

Visited October 2012
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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“Hawaiian history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

If you are curious about the history of polynesia then this is the place for a good education. Beautiful displays along with guided tours and an incredible planetarium with shows daily. Not to miss if you want to be touched by Hawaii

Visited December 2011
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