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Bishop Museum

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Address: 1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
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+1 808-847-3511
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in honor of his...

Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family. The Museum was established to house the extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of the Princess, and has expanded to include millions of artifacts, documents and photographs about Hawai'i and other Pacific island cultures. Today, Bishop Museum is the largest museum in the state and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific, recognized throughout the world for its cultural collections, research projects, consulting services and public educational programs. It also has one of the largest natural history specimen collections in the world. Serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians is a primary purpose of the Museum. The Museum also operates the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden on the island of Hawai'i.

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This is the best museum in Hawaii.....has a full range of what you would expect.....all the history from the Polynesians through the missionaries to the modern age. Well worth an... read more

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the best museum in Hawaii.....has a full range of what you would expect.....all the history from the Polynesians through the missionaries to the modern age. Well worth an hr of your time.

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Kansas city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 10yr old daughter had seen the museum on a television program. It was on her "to do" list for our visit. We are so happy that she found this treasure. It was so worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Since the family had never visited, all 7 of us went, and toured the entire facility with the exception of the Castle Memorial(closed for new exhibit preparation) . The only disappointment was the Highway Inn ran out of the Hawaiian Plate, Beef Stew and Pineapple Shoyu Chicken dinners. The gift shop was a good value, I purchased Coffee cherry blossom... More 

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Nanjing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family had fun, the volcano was very cool. Kids had fun with the hands on experiences. Nice way to spend a morning and included on the gooahu card.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are interested in Hawaiian history then you must visit the Bishop Museum and the Iolani Palace. It was raining during our most recent visit so the outdoor activities and displays were closed but we spent hours touring the Hawaiian Hall which is spectacular

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took about an hour to go through everything. There are activities and shows but was not too impressed by them.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was pouring rain, the main building was beautiful but unfortunately there was rain falling from the ceiling.I hope the artifacts don't get ruined. Then the planetarium was closed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Bishop Museum is the place to learn about Hawaiian history. The exhibits are well done and provide a good background to the current status of Hawaii. The exhibit describing the origins of the people who came to Hawaii was excellent. The science museum has interesting exhibits regarding the geology, flora, and fauna of the Islands

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I grew up visiting the islands often and never went here until now. It is a great museum that teaches about the pacific islands. Plus it's gorgeous with all the dark wood throughout the building. We took a bus there and had a short walk, but was easier than taking our car. At least I think so.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here on a rainy day. The museum has some interesting exhibits about local history. It has a small planetarium attached which is included in the price. At 11 am they have a kid friendly planetarium show.

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