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Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House

2411 Makiki Heights Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822-2547
+1 808-526-0232
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Lovely Place to see Art in Hawaii

We went to the Bishop Museum and the Polynesian Cultural Center....but this was our favorite place... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
Stamford, Connecticut
Sculpture garden at Spalding house

My husband, young daughter and i visited here one Wednesday afternoon and throughly enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2411 Makiki Heights Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822-2547
+1 808-526-0232
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We went to the Bishop Museum and the Polynesian Cultural Center....but this was our favorite place to see art made by Hawaiians. It's of a manageable size and kept up beautifully. A great way to spend an afternoon!

Thank Cayomagnetking
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My husband, young daughter and i visited here one Wednesday afternoon and throughly enjoyed it. The sculptures are really quite something and are positioned throughout the gardens. Part of the musuem was closed as they were in between exhibits so entry was free. The reflection...More

Thank JMart2013
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Family Fun Day Once a Month...This was included in a FREE day at the HNL Museum of Art. So, why not :) There was comp. transportation to the Spalding House. 10 minutes later, we were there. This used to be a former residence...set on large...More

Thank HawaiiKaiGail
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I went to see the plastic exhibit which definitely exceeded my expectations. The one ounce interactive was powerful. The sculptures on the grounds I was able to get to were great. I found the cafe better than the Honolulu Museum itself where I ate earlier...More

Thank bin2oz
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This museum is located on a hill overlooking the city and Diamond Head. Exhibiting mostly contemporary art, it is part of the Honolulu Museum of Art (but in a different location). There is a family fun lounge for the kids as well as a nice...More

Thank csrasims
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Totally enjoyed this sister museum to the Honolulu Museum of Art as it is located high above the city offering incredible views over Honolulu and Diamond Head. The property is nicely landscaped with a sculpture garden and a tennis court reworked into an art space...More

Thank ladydrake
Reviewed 8 May 2016

The exhibitions were very interesting (from American Pop Art exhibitions to Polynesian Art and other cultures).The house is amazing with a GREAT garden to walk through. The Cafe is very good too. We ate there before follow to Honolulu Museum and there were great options...More

Thank José A
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Stumbled across this museum while searching for an art-o-mat. It's lovely little spot. The exhibits were well curated and intriguing and the staff were beyond helpful. The place has such a lovely peaceful feel, we wanted to just sit all afternoon. Highly reccomend a visit.

1  Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I visited the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House with my brother and father, who live nearby in Makiki. My brother works for Hawaiian Electric, a company that is a large supporter of arts and science education, and allowed us free admission to the Spalding...More

Thank KikoSadie
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We expected the Japanese gardens would be more Japanese themed but it was just a garden. A beautiful garden, but nothing special. They also had steep stairs and would be hard for older people to walk through. The museum itself was strange and not worth...More

Thank beachbums512
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