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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.
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“hawaiian hall” (119 reviews)
“main hall” (38 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
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"hawaiian history"
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"hawaiian hall"
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"main hall"
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"planetarium shows"
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"lava demonstration"
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"pacific islands"
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"volcano exhibit"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"rainy day"
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"great place to learn"
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"beautiful building"
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"on display"
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"great history"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been a few times many years ago....it has been remodeled and updated! It is even better now! Hands on stations for kids! Love the docent stories and information! Educational and a fun, easy place to navigate!

Thank branny13
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This very large and amazing museum had plenty to see, experience and learn. Had I known there was this much to see here I would have spent an entire day, but unfortunately I came in the mid afternoon and only had a couple hours to...More

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to learn about history of Hawaii, this is excellent place. I joined to guided tour about for 40 minutes with Japanese guide which was brilliant. I totally enjoyed visiting here. We stayed here quite long hours. There are little cafe for lunch...More

Thank Minako1023
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Bishop Museum is full of interesting artifacts about Hawaii and other Polynesian cultures. We were also able to visit the dinosaur exhibit that is currently on. There was a lot to do for children and many of the exhibits were interactive. I found it...More

Thank msafrica
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in history and culture this stop is a must. The bird feather capes of the Kings of the former monarchy are beautiful. The wood hand carved statues are remarkable.

Thank Christine A
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent 3 hours here but had to move on as we had tickets to the palace for a certain time that afternoon. The museum is excellent and you learn a lot about the history and culture of Hawaii as well as the other islands...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a while of seeing Polynesian cultural & historical artifacts (4 floors in the museum), it became a little monotonous, the planetarium was good, worth seeing the couple of shows (& the kids shows). Plenty of parking but I think it's paid (I parked on...More

Thank a-wt-p
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at the Bishop museum for a couple of hours, where we learned so much about Hawaiian history. We enjoyed the lava exhibit & demonstration. There was an abundance of information and we were tired after a day of exploring. We just couldn’t take...More

1  Thank HollyRoger_100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in the Bishop Museum on our Red Line tour of Honolulu. It took us about 2 hours to see the entire collection and do lunch at their cafeteria. They have a first rate collection of Polynesian items and great displays explaining the history...More

Thank WorldTravelerSoCal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was extensive but, in my opinion, it was not well organized. I felt tired quickly. The exhibitions were overloaded with information to the point that it gave a feeling of chaos around me. All descriptions have been written in small font size. It...More

1  Thank Acidov
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Ljt O
September 13, 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.
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October 25, 2016|
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Sorry, I don't understand the question.
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October 23, 2016|
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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
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