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“Alot of Hawaiian History.”
Review of Bishop Museum

Bishop Museum
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Ranked #14 of 273 things to do in Honolulu
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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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We enjoyed the exhibits on the culture ,To bad people had to come and mess with their simple ideas they had it made..
The living arrangements made a lot of sense even for today, Men in one hut, woman and children in another, PMSing had their own, and a cook shack. What else could you need.It was very interesting and their crafting of nets,baskets,fish hooks all of it was cool.

Thank Granmajackie
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Since most hotels kick you out at noon and most flights don't leave til evening, this is a great place to go and kill time. Get there early and see the planetarium show and the lava demonstration, but even if you don't it's well worth it.

Thank D A
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We enjoyed the Bus ride from Waikiki, and a day of learning about lava and Hawaiian history. We also enjoyed the planetarium, and the awesome globe 3D display of the impacts from the 2012 tsunami.

Thank AustraliaKatie
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Honestly, we ran out of things to do and this was one of our last stops. For the price, I expected larger exhibits. Felt more like it is geared toward children rather than really telling the culture of Hawaii.

Thank ssalko2
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

I admit being biased. My brother-in-law's family history is on display here. There is a wealth of information about island history. Be aware...it is closed on Tuesdays!

Thank lagunalady27
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