Founded in 1889, the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum was built by Charles Reed Bishop in memory of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. The Bishop Museum is the largest museum in the state of Hawai'i and contains the most extensive collection of Polynesian artifacts in the world. Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop was the last legal heir of the Kamehameha Dynasty, which ruled the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi between 1810 and 1872. Charles Bishop (1822–1915) was a businessman and philanthropist in Hawaii, who married into the Hawaiian royal family.
The Bishop Pauahi Museum is located in the Kalihi District on the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian island chain. Hours of operation are 9am to 5pm daily, closed on Tuesdays. The address is 1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, HI 96817, United States. The museum is accessible on public transit: TheBus Routes A, B, 1, 2, 7, 10.