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Bishop Museum

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Address: 1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
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+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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A wonderful museum, don't miss it.

We caught the bus here from Waikiki and spent several hours looking around. If you are at all interested in the history of Hawaii you will love it.nthere is also a nice cafe.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We caught the bus here from Waikiki and spent several hours looking around. If you are at all interested in the history of Hawaii you will love it.nthere is also a nice cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We learned a lot about the people of Hawaii and the changes to the island throughout the centuries. The showcases are easy to navigate, allowing you to focus on what interests you. Everything interested us!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

of Hawaii and Micronesia, which will enrich your understanding and enjoyment of your time on Oahu. It's beautifull presented, has a planetarium program as part of the exhibits, includes ocean information.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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Hartsdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

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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