phone (808) 734-1941
The Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design is housed in the former home of Doris Duke near Diamond Head just outside Honolulu, Hawaii. It is now owned and operated as a public museum of the arts and cultures of the Islamic world by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA). Guided tours depart from the Honolulu Museum of Art, which operates the tours in co-operation with DDFIA.
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 1:30 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 1:30 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 1:30 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 1:30 PM|
I had the privilege of living here back in the 60's. Mom was Aunt Doris' personal chef, Aunt Luise housekeeping, Johnny Gomez always worked tirelessly on artwork. I played in the cascading salt waterfalls, which entered the pool. Played on the swinging beds suspended from the ceiling of the play house. Aunt Doris was a very erudite and passionate person. Walker Inman( her nephew) was a friend and we lost track. Memories are God's way of humbling us of times we enjoyed. I will return next year 2018, to embrace a time so long ago. This is a must see if given a chance!!
What a unique experience. I did the tour recently and was blown away at how beautiful the home is. The docents are very friendly and knowledgeable. Totally worth the time and cost to check this place out!
Well worth the visit. The guides know their stuff and enjoy their work. I would compare this to the Hurst Castle in San Simeon, CA.
Well worth the visit. If you’re planning to go to the art museum this is only $5 more. Book ahead as it books up
If you love architecture or Islamic Arts you have to go on a tour. Check the Honolulu Art Museum four sign up.
Beautiful and educational experience overall! Very much enjoy it and I will go back soon! My favorite part was its location! From each angle you will see the ocean, the big waves, and all the surfers playing in the water. A majestic place to visit, and so much to learn. I consider it a hidden gem on the southern part of the island. You can combine hike to the famous Diamond Head with a visit tour at Shangri La Museum
worth the wait for tickets. Excellent tour guide; learned a lot and saw some unique beauty. Be prepared for heat, humidity, and no place to sit, however. We were exhausted by the end. Still very glad we did this.
Definitely worth a visit if for no other reason than to appreciate the beautiful tile work and other objects d'art. Matt was an excellent docent, funny and engaging. The setting is truly magnificent.
Excellent home turned museum offering an impressive middle Eastern collection that rivals any museum. Our tour guide was excellent and offered unique insight from his years spent in the middle East. Only downside is you must go to and from the Honolulu museum of art. Small annoyance because we were staying walking distance from the house.
This is, literally, the most beautiful estate I have ever visited to date. Amazing architecture and decor inspired by Spanish, Egyptian, Iranian, Syrian, Turkish, and Indian influence. The tour was informative & enjoyable, and the groups are not too large. We even received free decorative wooden fans (perfect for a hot day)! It's too bad we missed seeing the pool and some of the gardens due to construction, but it should be completed soon.
What an awesome experience with a knowledable and articulate tour guide. Doris Duke's collection of art and furniture is awe inspiring.
After many tries at getting reservations to coordinate with my repeated visits to Oahu, I finally scored reservations. It was well worth the wait! A must see! Loving kept just as Ms. Duke instructed. The docent proved to be very knowledgeable and answered each question anyone in our small group (about a dozen people) threw at her. I never felt rushed thru even though we were kept on a strict schedule. I'd go again in a heartbeat.
Beautiful and luxurious house! Fully of islamic Antiques from the world which are very accessible unlike in museums. Totally worth visiting! Reservation is needed ($25), and they typically only offer English-speaking guide.