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Bishop Museum

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Address: 1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
Phone Number:
+1 808-847-3511
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Hawaiian/Polynesian history

Artifacts representing the history of the islands and way of life. More extensive displays than expected and a breathtaking original building.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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Artifacts representing the history of the islands and way of life. More extensive displays than expected and a breathtaking original building.

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It was nice to know about Hawaii through bishop museum.If you like history and reading stuff then you will love it.

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Been in Honolulu a few days and today after lunch we went to the museum, this was a mistake we should have gone early in the morning there is soo much to see and learn. Fantastic place that shows you heaps about the culture of the people and the history of their old Royal Family.. The Museum building itself is... More 

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We ended up spending 4 hours here. The Hawaiian Hall was really interesting. We both learned a lot. They also had some cool exhibits in the Science area and the Castle hall. There exhibits are very creative and many are interactive. My husband doesn't usually like museums but he enjoyed this one.

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A lovely museum! I could spend all day there. Staff are approachable, friendly and have a wealth of knowledge in their fields.

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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My nephew rated his visit 9 out of 10 stars and can't wait to go back. He really enjoyed the planetarium show and the interactive exhibits in the science center.

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We went to Bishop Museum on Good Friday so it was a bit busy. Didn't have time to see it all. The Hawaiian hall was incredible. It looked familiar as if I had seen it before in a movie. So was the room with the feather standards from Hawaiian royalty. We also went in the planetarium and saw a presentation... More 

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Lots to see here. Take the tours and ask questions. The anti-Anglo attitude can be a bit to bear. We should have let them spend 75 years with the Japanese, but there would have been consequences. None the less, this is a great stop in Honolulu on a rainy day.

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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We had a Wonderful time it was very educational the volcano and glo in the dark ocean walk was great. The T-Rex memorial museum was great! I loved the house!

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A shame to pay more than 20 $ for such a place ( plus car park ) Very old museum. Lack of explaination What CAN be seen is very Interesting, but the comments on labels are very very poor. And sometimes it is difficult to know wether written in english or hawaiian ! Very disappointed by this place. There are... More 

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