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Bishop Museum, Honolulu

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Home to the largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts, Bishop Museum was founded in memory of the Charles Reed Bishop's wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last heir of the Kamehameha dynasty. Most of the original building was used as a school for indigenous boys. When the school moved, the museum expanded. In addition to the permanent collection, traveling exhibits move through the Castle Memorial building, and science exhibits are housed inside the Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center. To visit Bishop Museum on your holiday in Honolulu, and find out what else Honolulu has to offer, use our Honolulu online sightseeing planner .
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  • We enjoyed our time there. The cafe food was very good. The sky show was well worth the small fee, We used a pass and spent the morning there visiting several buildings and the planetarium.  more »
  • Nicely made museum, showcasing many artefacts, trying to present Hawai'ian culture and how it is embedded in Polynesian and the wider Pacific culture. Don't miss the lava demonstration!  more »
  • Beautiful Museum in a very nice architecture. a lot of old objects and text to read, it's a bit long. Even when high price to watch old pieces of objects. typical Hawaiian dance the day we were there: it was beautiful to see. In addition, there was a temporary exhibition on science: very interesting!
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  • Beautiful and interesting museum. There was a good variety of historical artifacts that shed light on Hawaiian culture. The star show was informative, but hard to get through. The lava demonstration was fun the the science center was interactive. Great learning experience for those who wish to know more about Hawaii
  • This is a beautiful place and an incredible building. We took a free 25 min. tour which was very helpful. There is no way to see it all in a brief visit, but our guide helped us gain understanding if a few key parts. I recommend it.
  • The museum was fine. Just watch out for the locals. They keyed my car from front to back an deep scratch in their parking lot. Just glad I took insurance out on the rental.
  • +JMJ...When I was stationed at Pearl Harbor, this was one of my favorite places to visit. The displays are all well done with many informative placards. Yet, what I most enjoyed were the scheduled festivals which featured much traditional Hawaiian dance, chant, music and FOOD!!
  • Much nicer than anticipated. Not very big, but a beautiful building. Recommend taking the free docent tour.

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