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Lady Denman Maritime Museum - Huskisson


The Lady Denman Maritime Museum and Gallery is located on 10 hectares and houses a museum with significant maritime history, Laddie Timbery's Aboriginal Arts and Crafts, the Museum shop and a vast outdoor recreation space including a boardwalk, fish feeding harbour, and historic buildings.

The centrepiece is the Lady Denman - a wooden, inner harbour Sydney ferry built in Huskisson in 1911 and retired in 1979. She was returned home in 1980, and now rests in a purpose built building to receive her many visitors.

Other museum exhibits include: Koori Coast - the story of the Shoalhaven Aboriginal people; Jervis Bay - the history of Jervis Bay from 1800 to 1939; The Vera Hatton Gallery which hosts travelling exhibitions from far and wide; shipbuilding, shipwrecks and lighthouses as well as the magnificent Halloran Collection, housing rare and beautiful surveying/navigational instruments; weapons, artworks, and historic maritime artefacts of world significance.

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