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Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
+1 808-843-7654
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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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  • Average6%
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“hawaiian history” (249 reviews)
“science center” (66 reviews)
“main hall” (34 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
+1 808-843-7654
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Reviewed yesterday

nice collection of native hawaiian historical things. Also, science hall has lots of thing for children.

Thank y-type
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was out of the way to get to but well worth the visit. It is located in an old Mansion to ties to the Hawaiian Royal family. The building m architecture and woodwork alone are worth the trip. A large quantity of artifacts dr...More

Thank freedom06
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really didnt know what to expect, but we were overwehlmed with the anount of things on display, things to learn... You will need more than 2 hours to actually absorb most! But very very nice and comfortable museum to vist. For grown ups, the...More

Thank medinamd23
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is so much to see and experience - allow a half day. We took a guided tour of the main hall - no extra charge - and learnt a huge amount about Polynesian history and culture in 40 minutes. The Guide really brought the...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Bishop Museum of Hawaiian and Polynesian culture and history. It is one of the best museums of its type I have ever visited - so much to learn. The exhibits are wonderful - the historical parts are...More

Thank Guest33
Reviewed 1 week ago

This six (or so) building museum is a must see for anyone going to O'ahu. We were not able to finish the wonderful museum in a couple hours. Our highlight was the planetarium where the presenter did a fabulous job explaining the Polynesian sea voyages...More

1  Thank lambda_by_mu
Reviewed 1 week ago

We might have missed this museum if it hadn't been raining. Looking for a good place to spend a rainy day and found this gem. Multiple stories tall and every level filled with paneled walls and historical displays. Artifacts covering hundreds of years complete with...More

1  Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful, educational and actual relaxing museum to spend hours in. The building itself is awe inspiring upon entry and the exhibits are excellent. It has a complete history of the Hawaiian royalty...the only Royal family in the United States...and it easily helps...More

1  Thank dianesG6007FZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bishop museum is a great place for families to come and learn about Hawaiian history and other special exhibits. We visited once and the became members. On our last visit we spent a lot of time in the animation exhibit, it was great!!! I...More

Thank Stephan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is not worth the effort to get there or the admission price Old history of Hawaiii not too interesting and space section had spent a lot of money but not too interesting

1  Thank michael s
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Ljt O
13 September 2017|
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Response from Mark J | Reviewed this property |
Google maps will show you the walking path, there is a trolley, taxi, Uber. All can get you there.
25 October 2016|
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Response from shelleybear2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't understand the question.
Jisoo K
23 October 2016|
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Response from Milton255068 | Reviewed this property |
No, of course not! They won't take any responsibility if something goes missing, and with the amount of people and students going through this place, its likely something will