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“Great collections of Hawaii`s past”
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Bishop Museum
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Bishop Museum General Admission
Ranked #15 of 324 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Burnaby, Canada
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5 reviews
“Great collections of Hawaii`s past”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

The museum is off the beaten path, but so worth the effort. (Take the No,2 Bus from Kuhio Street).The collection is housed in

Visited January 2013
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Annual Memeber”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Lots of good things for the kids to do. If visiting the islands, you should stop into the museum to learn about the culture and history of Hawaii. Don't just be a tourist, be a traveler.

Visited November 2012
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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great museum”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Kids and parents had a great time at this museum. We spent only about 3 hours but we could had spent more time. Of course it is about Hawaii which we enjoy even more. You can take The Bus or drive to get there. Over all a great experience. Even better, we were able to use our membership from our local children's museum. Go and enjoy it.

Visited February 2013
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NSW, Australia
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“Third floor most interesting”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

I enjoyed the third floor most of all, but the museum gives a lot of good information on Polynesia and Hawaiian history.

Ps Tripadvisor you need a different family option - I visited with my parents.

Visited January 2013
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Northern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best way to understand the history of Hawaii”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Family friendly and a convenient location. I think when people come to Hawaii they are surprised at how view Hawaiian people there are and now culturally diverse the State is. The Bishop Museums gives the visitor a nice explanation of the history of Hawaii with thoughtful mention of each wave of immigration to the islands.

Visited December 2012
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