The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum wishes to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land and we pay our respects to the Elders past and present on whose land the Museum sits.
The Jervis Bay region has a rich history of Indigenous culture and the area is considered to be a meeting ground by the Dharawal and Jerringa people of the Yuin Nation. The Indigenous culture of the area is outlined in the Jervis Bay History exhibition.
The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum features a world renowned collection of maritime artefacts and navigational and surveying instruments. The Museum exhibits a range of nautical equipment, models, photographs, paintings, drawings and objects relating to the history and heritage of the Jervis Bay area.
The Museum is home to the historic Lady Denman ferry and other historic vessels.
Located in Huskisson, Jervis Bay, the Museum enjoys a waterfront location on Currambene Creek. Positioned in a beautiful bush setting in Jervis Bay, the complex includes a large recreation area with native gardens, a mangrove boardwalk, fish feeding pond, boathouse and historic buildings.
Since the original opening, the museum has grown many times over and is now home not only to the Lady Denman but numerous other heritage vessels.
Additionally, on display throughout the museum are hundreds of historic maritime items ranging from hard hat diving equipment, navigation instruments, flintlock firearms, artworks, shipbuilding tools, whaling paraphernalia, model ships and boats, historic lighthouse equipment, sea chests, sailing ship figureheads, surveying equipment, and ceremonial swords to name a few.
Also featured are marine science displays, including seashells, crustaceans, mollusks and much more.
Set in beautiful native gardens, The Lady Denman is also home to the Timbery Aboriginal Workshop, a marine reserve (fish feeding), a mangrove boardwalk on the banks of Currambene Creek and picnic and BBQ facilities.
There is disabled access throughout the complex.
Children under 16 free when accompanied by an adult
The exhibition galleries at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum feature a significant collection of maritime artefacts and navigational and surveying instruments. The Museum exhibitions include a range of nautical equipment, models, photographs, paintings, drawings and objects relating to the history and heritage of the Jervis Bay area.
The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum is available for hire for weddings, special events, conferences, workshops and other private functions. Facilities include onsite parking, wireless, fully equipped kitchen, catering services, BBQ facilities and indoor and outdoor venue spaces.