Acknowledgment of Country
The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the Museum is situated. We pay our respects to the Aboriginal Elders past and present who are the knowledge holders and teachers. We acknowledge their continued spiritual and cultural connection to the land and sea country of Jervis Bay.
The Jervis Bay region has a rich history of Indigenous culture and has been a meeting ground of the Dhurga and Dharawal language groups.
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.