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“Very Nice and Informative” 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 #11 of 124 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: History Museums, Gardens, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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
Upstate SC
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“Very Nice and Informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

There is a lot of history to see in this museum. We as a family learned a great deal. If you have an extra couple of hours stop by and visit.

Visited April 2013
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“Worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I was skeptical; but soon devoured the knowledge. The Hawaiian Hall is a remarkable building - amazingly maintained. Inside, the history of the islands, learning more about Polynesia, and Hawaiian royalty is extremely interesting and educational. Definitely a good perspective. The volcano show was performed very well - and my kids got samples of the lava - a nice momento as well as lava-burned post cards. Go see it.

Visited April 2013
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Gambier, Ohio, United States
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“Visit early in your stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We visited twice. Very informative. Lots of information about the history of Hawaii. Visit the planitarium, learn how to be guided by the stars. Learn local dances. The large hall takes hours to do it justice. Nice museum store with some unique items. Entry fee.

Visited January 2013
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“Learn the History where you visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The Bishop Museum has it all! We spent the entire day there learning, reading and listening. We feel more educated on the Hawaiian history. It truly is a "must do" while visiting or living Oahu.

Visited December 2012
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Nevada City, California
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“So much to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Excellent! Could take all day, or 2 days. If you love history this is for you. Nice gift shop, okay cafe. Not to miss is the planetarium and even the science exhibit for little kids was interesting for older folks. Good rainy day activity, especially.

Visited May 2012
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