Jervis Bay Maritime Museum
The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum is a tourist attraction in Huskisson where you can discover local history, unique characters and engaging stories! Featuring a world-renowned collection of maritime artefacts and navigational and surveying instruments, the Museum also 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 also has several exhibition spaces which house changing art, craft and heritage-based shows and is home to the historic Lady Denman ferry - the only surviving wooden Sydney Harbour Ferry as well as other historic vessels.
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, pond, boathouse and historic buildings that can be visited anytime.
The Jervis Bay region has a rich history of Indigenous culture, and the museum sits on the land traditionally owned by the Dharawal and Dhurga speaking people. The Indigenous culture of the area is outlined in the Jervis Bay History exhibition.
Children under 16 receive free entry when accompanied by an adult. Ask about their free treasure hunt!
Due to current health advice on social distancing, some of the Ferry is not accessible.
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Modify your cooking and cleaning practices to cater for people with food allergies or chemical intolerances (could include menus with meals free from: nuts, dairy, seafood, eggs, gluten etc)