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Father Damien Museum - CLOSED

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Amazing, sad, inspiring

A place to visit- staff reminded me a parochial school nuns (perhaps they were!). The display... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2015
Michael J
Spokane, Washington
Hidden Pleasure

My wife and I travel a great deal and we like to find obscure museums. The Father Damien and... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2015
Anthony B
Duluth MN
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11 Apr 2015
“Amazing, sad, inspiring”
15 Mar 2015
“Hidden Pleasure”
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2520 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3641
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Reviewed 12 April 2015

A place to visit- staff reminded me a parochial school nuns (perhaps they were!). The display history of the leprosy colony, and the people sent there, and the people who cared for them, is sad but moving.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Michael J
Reviewed 15 March 2015

My wife and I travel a great deal and we like to find obscure museums. The Father Damien and Mother Marianne of Molokai Museum was a perfect example of what we look for. the bottom line for a museum is if I learn anything. Since...More

Date of experience: March 2015
5  Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Stumbled upon this awesome pictorial story of Father Damien and Sister Marianne. Their work was just amazing and uplifting. The museum is displayed very nicely, great images and storyboards. The staff was very friendly and there's a gift shop within the museum.

Date of experience: January 2015
5  Thank romazzino
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Very helpful. Gift shop. The staff were very friendly and welcoming I left a donation as well as buying at the gift shop. BUT. NO PRESSURE to do this Sister said it is busiest after. Mass on Sunday. Better to go in the quite of...More

Date of experience: October 2014
7  Thank MarionJLK
Reviewed 20 August 2014

With so much negative publicity surrounding the Catholic Church, it's a breath of fresh air to read about these two exceptional people. My children and grandchildren will know this story of selfless love for the Hawaiian people.

Date of experience: July 2014
4  Thank JFarris5
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

The name of this place is actually Damien and Marianne of Moloka'i Heritage Museum. You might miss it if you aren't looking. It is right next to Saint Augustine church's iron gates. My daughter and I just happened to spot it and went in. This...More

5  Thank 254sherryj
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Found this quite accidentally just walking along looking at shops. It's tucked away a little. This is a great Museum, really well done (and I say this as an ex Curator). The history of Father Damien and Sister Maryanne is really well told. The staff...More

Date of experience: May 2014
8  Thank TwoHons
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We discovered this very small museum while walking down the street in Waikiki. I had recently read a book about the history of the leper colony on Molokai, and only realized what this was because of the names on the unobtrusive sign outside the building....More

Date of experience: March 2014
4  Thank viajera923
Reviewed 22 January 2014

This museum is well worth a visit. The exhibit tells the story of Father Damien and Sister Marianne and their work with the lepers on Molokai. The museum is small but we spent well over an hour in the museum. The museum is located above...More

Date of experience: January 2014
4  Thank LiJo4145
Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

This place is small but full of history. great pictures, information and a video to help you learn alot about this event. But a word of advice dont use the address/location mentioned above, i called and found out the real address to the shop is...More

Date of experience: July 2013
6  Thank Gennanell
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