Tuesday, 23 July 2019

The Bishop Museum in Honolulu

A must see; The Bishop Museum in Honolulu

Located just outside of downtown Honolulu in Kalihi, you can find the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, which will transport you back to the traditional Hawaii. The largest museum in the state of Hawaii traces its beginnings to 1889 in honor of Charles Reed Bishop’s wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, who was the last living heir of the Kamehameha Dynasty.

While being in Hawaii and feeling like you need a break from the sun or surf, remember that Hawaii does not only offer crystal clear water beaches, stunning hikes with scenic lookouts, but also great ways to explore the Polynesian culture which is a fundamental part of Hawaiian life

Outside view of Bishop Museum 

Today, the museum represents the interests of Native Hawaiians, holding an extensive collection of worthwhile artifacts and documents about Hawaii and Polynesia in seven different Signature Galleries such as the Hawaiian Hall, the Pacific Hall’s newly renovated two-story gallery or the Picture Gallery.
The three floors of Hawaiian Hall take visitors on a journey through the different realms of Hawai‘i.

In addition to the Bishop Museum, the Island of Oahu offers even more cultural activities to explore. The Shinto Shrines, the USS Arizona Memorial ‘Pearl Harbor’, the lolani Palace or the Polynesian Cultural Center are all unique in their own way and countless things to do every day of the week. 


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