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Jervis Bay Maritime Museum

11 Dent Street, Huskisson, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2540, Australia
+61 2 4441 5675
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A hidden gem of historical information and displays.

I was looking for an interesting outing for our teenage grandsons (14 & 15) & found the Jervis Bay... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ruthmac2539
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Milton, Australia
A treasure

Was expecting a pokey little local museum but was amazed by the size of the collection. The Lady... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BigCoolGuy
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Canberra, Australia
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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.
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“sydney ferry” (8 reviews)
“local history” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11 Dent Street, Huskisson, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2540, Australia
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+61 2 4441 5675
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was looking for an interesting outing for our teenage grandsons (14 & 15) & found the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum online. Entry was free for the boys & $10 each for my husband & myself. The boys accepted the challenge activity of finding hidden...More

Thank ruthmac2539
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was expecting a pokey little local museum but was amazed by the size of the collection. The Lady Denman brought back memories of trips to the zoo. Our son was kept happy and busy doing the treasure hunt. The temporary exhibitions were a welcome bonus.

Thank BigCoolGuy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good collection of local history. Well set up displays with great attention to detail. Grounds are lovely for a picnic or walk.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting and informative museum. Lady Denham’s history was well worth reading as well as listening to an DVD. A lovely venue housing the “wonderous lady”, many artifacts displayed and history of Jervis bay and surrounds. A very enjoyable couple of hours spent at...More

Thank Kerry R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rains can play spoil sport, but not this time. We headed to the Maritime museum to avoid the rains and were pleasantly surprised to find such a treasure. From local native history, stories and artefacts to the ship building past of the coast and region,...More

Thank AmbikaSubramanian
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

As other reviews have mentioned, this is a good place ot visit on a wet day because it is mostly inside. Set in the historic timber town of Huskisson it is quite a surprise to find a former Sydney harbour ferry safely on dry land...More

Thank Bonester
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Hidden jewel of Huskisson. Make sure you have a couple of hours to spend here. Great collection of maritime memorabilia. The Lady Denman Ferry has been restored and is housed here. It's fabulous.

Thank Margaret R
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic displays. This museum is really worth a visit for both mariners and landlubbers. I admire the ethusiasm and work that has been laid down to make this public to visitors. Nice models, artifacts and informative posters contributed to a most pleasant visit/voyage. The people...More

Thank Mizzentopman
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

The museum is a perfect place to spend a few hours in . Wander around the old Sydney Harbour Ferry Lady Denman , beautifully restored and being under cover now is very good. The rest of the museum houses a lot of Maritime Memorobilia from...More

Thank edwinf1
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

We spent quite a while here and could've stayed longer if my back wasn't hurting! Great museum considering it seems pretty much a voluntary effort. Learnt heaps about Jervis Bay history which was really interesting. It has some fabulous nautical objects on display. The kids...More

Thank Alice U
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