Bishop museum hut
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Bishop museum sculptures
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The Bishop Museum is as stunning as a palace and a must for all ages to see. Besides the ancient relics displayed through several floors, a planetarium, and gardens of native plants overlooking a beautiful view of Honolulu, its library has more than 115,000 publications that tell the story of Hawaii’s history and culture.

The library is open to the public by appointment only and appointments are scheduled by completing an online form at https://fareharbor.com/bishopmuseum/items/. Call (808) 848-4148 for more information.

Bishop museum books
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You can also collect rare scholarly books about Hawaii by purchasing them at the Bishop Museum gift shop. Look for the Bishop Museum Press sign inside the shop.

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In addition to the books for scholars, we found a cool children’s book that explains the history and meanings of Hawaiian tattoos!

The Bishop Museum is the first stop on our Hawaii Trail!

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Patricia Smart