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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hawaiian history” (253 reviews)
“science center” (66 reviews)
“main hall” (35 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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+1 808-843-7654
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"hawaiian history"
in 253 reviews
"science center"
in 66 reviews
"main hall"
in 35 reviews
"pacific islands"
in 29 reviews
"lava demonstration"
in 26 reviews
"planetarium shows"
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"volcano exhibit"
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"pacific hall"
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"interactive exhibits"
in 20 reviews
"rainy day"
in 68 reviews
"old hawaii"
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"great place to learn"
in 28 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 23 reviews
"hawaiian royalty"
in 30 reviews
"on display"
in 42 reviews
"royal family"
in 31 reviews
"gift shop"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A group of 4, two locals and two former residents, toured the Bishop. We were pleasantly surprised over update exhibits and knowledgeable staff which was very help full. Guided tours were available. The exhibits include not only Hawaii but Oceania from Asia through Australia, New...More

1  Thank Stephen G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is really a 2 part review....the ticketing procedures and the museum. Most places buying tickets online gives you quicker access, discount or knowing you will get in (if there are limited ticket sales). At Bishop museum it gives you none of the above. You...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Learned a great deal. Interactive and the buidlng itself is beautiful. Lots of artifact creatively displayed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You still have to wait in the long line up because they cannot scan the tickets down the line. You should advertise the clearly so we don't spend all the time waiting outside as there is only so much time till the next trolley comes.

Thank monaandtom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful experience. Will bring our family back when we come to Hawaii in June. So much to see and learn.

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1  Thank L.d. H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite having itself a long history, the Bishop Museum is a modern and very interesting display of Hawaii's rich cultural and historical heritage. A huge amount of original items and impressive models, allows the visitor to understand how life developed on the islands from early...More

1  Thank Ale_Sa_75
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an interesting place for those seeking to learn more about the history of Hawaii. Wouldn’t recommend this place for young kids

1  Thank Kelly K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn about the various Polynesian peoples of the pacific and how they traveled from island to island (without GPS). Visit the planetarium and the science building - see a live lava pour!

1  Thank Caro D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That is a place that you must go if you love museums. It is also good to go with children. There are activities for them. It is a bit far from waikiki but if you are with a car that is no problem at all....More

Thank stephan s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I. I I contacted Monarch tours and have not received my refund as the bus never came to pick us up! When do you plan to right this wrong!!!

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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.
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Maplepineapple
25 October 2016|
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Response from shelleybear2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't understand the question.
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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
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