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“Interesting” 4 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 287 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Canberra
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The science building with information on tides, volcanoes, winds etc was very interesting. The building with indigenous history and artifacts was also good.

Visited November 2012
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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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