Acknowledgment of Country
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 is considered a meeting ground by the Dharawal and Dhurga language groups. 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 also home to the historic c1911 Lady Denman Ferry, the only surviving wooden Sydney Harbour Ferry as well as 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.