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Bishop Museum

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Address: 1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
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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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Fun day exploring Hawaiian history and nature

Quite a large site, and took a little while on the bus to shoot out here from Waikiki but not too far. Once we got here though, loved it! Came with young kids, so had to move... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quite a large site, and took a little while on the bus to shoot out here from Waikiki but not too far. Once we got here though, loved it! Came with young kids, so had to move through the awesome Pacific historical building a bit more quickly than I would have liked. It was amazing to adventure through the founding... More 

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Villa Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice museum on everything Pacific related. Very clean and well maintained, the area with the hanging whale and different historical Hawaii displays was beautiful. This is a great stop for a rainy day and there are exhibits for the kids as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time that I got to experience this museum after repeated visits to the Island. Very well kept and extremely informative not on with respects to Hawaii, but with respect to all of the Pacific. Lots to see and experience here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are interested in Hawaiian history, this is the place to go. Truly, I could spend an entire day here. Absolutely fascinating!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum Is a must-see for anyone who is interested in the history and culture of Hawaii. And the building itself is gorgeous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You can feel a strong Hawaiian Mana looking through all the Hawaiian artifacts. Very nice to see the Hawaiian heritage of the past.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The main building has an amazing collection of Hawaiian artifacts. Provides great history of the island and the royal family. Extremely well done. The planetarium is also worth a visit. The curator of the planetarium is so enthusiastic about what he does that it becomes infectious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the home of the last direct descendant of King Kamehameha. It has become the repository of an impressive collection of native Hawaiian artifacts and treasures. If you want to understand Hawaii, come here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum and science annex is a good option for families who want a break from the beach. We caught a local bus out to this site. We got to see a better cross section of the Hawaiian residents and their suburbs. As a history buff, I found the layout of the exhibits in the main building a little confusing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are stationed at Schofield and after being here for 2 years, we finally took a trip to the Bishop Museum during the holidays! We had to go and see what all the fuss was about. To our surprise, we had a great time! We started with the science building and my husband and I learned just as much as... More 

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