Whalers Village Museum

The whaling museum in the heart of Maui's commercial centre, Lahaina, documents the sleepy port city's evolution into a whaling boomtown in the middle of the 19th century, combining exhibits and educational displays. The Whaler's Village Museum is home to an impressive collection of whaling memorabilia including harpoons, sea chests and a re-creation of the crew's quarters on a typical whaling boat between 1825 and 1860, when men spent months afloat in a harsh environment chasing their massive quarry. The centre also shows films about whales and whaling history throughout the day.

Address: Whalers Village Shopping Centre, 2435 Ka'anapali Parkway

Website: www.whalersvillage.com/museum.htm

Telephone: (808) 661 4567

Opening times: Daily 10am-4pm.

Admission: $3 adults, $1 children 6-18. Other concessions available.