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Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
+1 808-847-3511
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
+1 808-847-3511
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A long way on the bus from Waikiki. Very informative displays with extra insights from our guide, a complimentary service. A lot to see, l suggest 3 hours would've been good. Great story of a white American, Bishop, finding love with a native Hawaiian in...More

Thank tigermansteve
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked directly but Roberts Hawaii handled the tranportation pick up. Iolani Palace Monarch tour part of the package with lunch included. Worth the time and money spent. Driver guide Koko knowlegable and personable. Unfortunately the lava show in the Bishop Museum was not working due...More

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Thank Bobi F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty steep adult entry fee (over $20 plus paying for parking). Cost aside - many interesting Hawaiian displays and historical artifacts. Good if it rains or if you need a break from the heat. Took several nice photos of displays suspended from ceiling.

Thank solotouristDallas_Tx
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to check out some of the Hawaiian artifacts and learn a little more about Hawaiian history. It's a great place to bring kids.

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great displays and details on Hawaiian history and culture. Lots of colourful and interesting galleries and a very moving account of the colonialisation of Hawaii, and Hawaiian spiritual and cultural values. Really enjoyed the visit, it gave great background picture to our trip to Hawaii....More

Thank carolineahs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Offering an excellent presentation, covering the history and culture of Hawaii and Polynesia, Bishop Museum is a bit off the beaten track but well woth the effort. Unfortunely, we only spent 3 hours here and need at least another hour to explore. Bishop Museum is...More

Thank Phil F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I went to this place and we enjoyed every minute we spent there. The staff is very friendly and willing to answer any questions you may have about Hawaiian culture and/or the memorabilia being displayed. The museum is set up in three...More

Thank Marquis W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd trip to the Bishop Museum, take a quick overview tour, no additional cost, a lot of history, lots of artifacts even from the other islands in the chain. Like most good museums way too much to for just one visit. Newer science building and...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If driving, select parking lot 1 on Waze. $5 to park. Not crowded even with 2 school groups. Extension e collection, well organized on 3 levels of a beautiful building that feels like a mansion with a grand staircase. Slightly musty to my very severe...More

Thank AllisonDancing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have only time for one museum while staying in Honolulu you should chose this museum as it shows alomst everything about hawaiian culture and related polynesian cultures. If you have children with you, you should start early in the morning, as their are...More

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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