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Bishop Museum

Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bishop Museum General Admission
from USD 24.95*
Bishop Museum General Admission
from USD 24.95*
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
+1 808-843-7654
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Having been to some of the most amazing museums in the USA and arguably the world (the MET, American History, Air and Space, Natural History NYC), this was a little underwhelming. I'm maybe a bit harsh in my comparisons, but there wasn't a lot that...More

1  Thank Jess M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing! From history to astronomy, culture it’s absolutely worth spending a couple hours. Really enjoyed getting an understanding of how Hawaii was settled and became a state.

Thank SkynSea4me
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not spend enough time here due to other commitments. Plan on several hours for your visit. All day parking for $5.

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Especially for those who know very little about Hawaiian history and culture this is the place to visit. Definitely allow plenty of time - 2 hours plus if you want to experience a couple of guided tours or demonstrations. Public transport from Waikiki was great...More

1  Thank Kaylene P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to get an education about Hawaii and how it came to be. It includes a lot of hands on things to do for kids and is fun for all ages. The cafe has nice options as well. Very lovely day!

Thank Gwen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum had a ton of history and information that I didn’t have enough time to get through it all! But it was a good way to pass a few hours downtown and myself and my family each learned a few different things. We all...More

Thank 486mindil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Adventure building (or more kid-friendly hands-on) building was excellent (with demontration of lava-making) and the main exhibition hall is fantastic- with five or six "galleries" and a a main gallery hall, three stories tall, that is fabulous. Incredibile artifacts. We recommed starting with the...More

Thank jonathanwJ9997FH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 4 hours here, which is a good amount to see everything. The lava demonstration was really cool, and learning about the history of Hawaii was a great way to start our Hawaiian trip.

Thank Josh B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a history and anthropology buff, this was so worth the price! I could have spent days in this museum! Dedicate the time to walk through every floor, and take advantage of the volunteer guided tours. We loved the planetarium show, and science museum too.

Thank cewtepi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a little time to visit this treasure. You will learn about Hawaii’s history, culture, nature, navigation, traditions and so much more. The entrance fee is quite high for non-locals but every penny is worth it. There is a café that offers good food and...More

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Ljt O
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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.
26 October 2016|
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Response from shelleybear2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't understand the question.
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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