Bernice Pauhi Bishop Museum

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum sits on 14 acres in Honolulu within the ahupua‘a of Kapālama, a historical district deeply rooted in Hawaiian culture. The museum was established by Charles Reed Bishop in memory of his late wife, the last recognized heir of the Kamehameha Dynasty, which ruled the Hawaiian Islands for more than 70 years. It opened to the public in 1891 on what were then the grounds of the Kamehameha School. 

Bishop Museum today boasts world-renowned collections of both Hawaiian and Pacific cultural items as well as 14 natural science disciplines. It is not only a museum with public exhibits, but also an active research institution that connects specialists and peoples across the world. Bishop Museum’s buildings and grounds are open for special events, which offers a new dimension to the guest experience and allows for the opportunity to explore our treasures. With more than eight unique venue spaces and three conference rooms, the museum is an ideal setting for private or corporate functions, from sit-down dinners and wedding receptions to cocktail parties, incentive galas, lectures, workshops, and campus-wide events. 

Bernice Pauhi Bishop Museum

Honolulu, HI, 96817

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