Lady Denman Maritime Museum
Where History Comes to Life
Open Daily 10 am to 4 pm
The Lady Denman Maritime Museum Jervis Bay consists of a number of buildings housing the Lady Denman Ferry, permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibitions, surrounded by diverse natural and man-made environments.
The Lady Denman Maritime Museum Jervis Bay is named after Lady Gertrude Denman, wife of the Governor General, Lord Denman and daughter of Industrialist, Weetman Pearson. She is more famous for announcing the name of the new capital city, Canberra, in 1913 than for her other accomplishments while in Australia. Read More About Her Here..
Lady Denman Maritime Museum win the 2013 IMAGinE Award
The Lady Denman Maritime Museum has won the prestigious Museums and Galleries NSW, IMAGinE Awards for the category of 'Collection Management: 1-2 Staff'.
The IMAGinE Awards recognise excellence and the significant contribution to the local community from the 500 museums and galleries across NSW. They also acknowledge outstanding achievement from the over 8,000 individuals who work and volunteer within the sector.
Until 2010 the Lady Denman Maritime Museum collection was housed in a 20 square metre room. It was crowded, damp and without adequate work space.
Recently the Museum has constructed a purpose-built 150 square metre Collection Management Centre (CMC) providing workspace for up to 8 volunteers and the professional curator to work simultaneously. It includes three computer stations with MOSAIC licences, layout tables for conservation work, a nine square metre controlled climate room, a deep freezer, compactus for archived documents and exhibition storage space.
The essential feature of the new CMC is that it provides the opportunity for a group of dedicated volunteers to work together, sharing ideas, mentoring each other and generally improving the overall productivity of our collection management.
The project was not just about physical space. It was about developing a team of volunteers, working under the expert guidance of a professional curator and conservator, Graham Hinton.
"It's an absolute pleasure to work with such a talented and supportive team of volunteers" says Graham Hinton.
"The of construction of the Collection Management Centre has greatly improved the museum's capacity to research, document and care for our collections so that we have a strong basis for telling the stories of Jervis Bay, its people, their histories and the environment we share."
The Lady Denman Maritime Museum Jervis Bay (formerly known as the Lady Denman Heritage Complex) is located in Huskisson on the South Coast of New South Wales. Huskisson is a small coastal town on the western side of Jervis Bay, about 160km south of Sydney.
The Museum can be accessed from Woollamia Road or Dent Street, Huskisson. There is off street parking at both entrances.
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