Bishop Museum

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Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum was built as a museum by Charles Reed Bishop for his late wife Bernice Pauahi Bishop. It was originally intended to house family heirlooms passed down to him through the royal lineage of his wife. The museum was built on the original boys’ campus of Kamehameha Schools. The Museum and School shared the Kapālama campus until 1940 when a new larger school complex was opened nearby on Kapālama Heights.

Today, Bishop Museum is the largest museum in the state and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific, recognized throughout the world for its cultural collections, research projects, consulting services and public educational programs. It also has one of the largest natural history specimen collections in the world. Serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians is a primary purpose of the Museum.

Night staff who work late hours here have reported seeing a shadowy apparition walking throughout the building and hearing the sounds of heavy breathing and crying.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, Hawaii
United States

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21.333407757505718, -157.8710640363846
Honolulu County, Hawaii
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