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Australian National Surfing Museum

77 Beach Rd, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
+61 3 5261 4606
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An absolute must do

Don’t pass a chance up to go in here – we nearly did thinking it was “just another museum”. Not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
annettelaurie
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Learn How A Humble Pair of Aussie Boardshorts Conquered The World! Extraordinary Experience, Highly Recommended to All.

For many of us the closest we may have ever come to Surfing is watching the opening credits of the... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Beck and Steven X
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Melbourne, Australia
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77 Beach Rd, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don’t pass a chance up to go in here – we nearly did thinking it was “just another museum”. Not so. We wandered around the interior of the Tourist Info Centre in Torquay and bought some gifts and then as it started to rain, thought...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

For many of us the closest we may have ever come to Surfing is watching the opening credits of the original 1968 classic television show "Hawaii Five-0". Now thanks to three pioneering surfers from Torquay in Victoria a more intimate experience awaits by way of...More

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Gordon J, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a comprehensive review. I think you have covered everything. All I can say is thanks for coming and we are pleased you got so much from your time here.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Awesome visit with lots of Ozzie history. Especially loved the cool collection of boards and the combie van, very Australian in the 70,s. The screenings were an eye opener to view the surfing, these guys and gals are either crazy or made of steel.

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Gordon J, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks for the kind review. The Wipe Out! films are amazing. Glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Such a cool collection of artefacts and such a perfect thing to do on a rainy day in a beach town. Staff were so lovely, too!

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Gordon J, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Sorry for the rainy (and cold) weather recently but glad you came through and liked the Museum. By the way today is sunny, light wind and 23C.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Best surf museum I have seen and I have seen 7- or 8 around the world. Many different displays, some interactive displays and a great gift shop as well.

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Gordon J, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you. We haven't been to all of the worlds surfing museum but I'm please to take your word for us being the best.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Even if you are not a surfer of have little interest in the sport you are likely to enjoy the museum. A depth analysis, some great exhibits and movies / doco’s that highlight the fantastic skills and courage of the surfers.The staff including the Manager...More

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Gordon J, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Many thanks for the kind review. We try to make surfing as accessible as possible so its great you picked up on that. Thanks for taking the time to visit.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

A great place to visit if there is no surf to be had. A travel through surfing history and those that have helped take it to the place it is today. Its fantastic to reminisce as you walk through and see your past come flooding...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We last enjoyed the museum over 20 years ago & it has improved. Very informative history of surfing in Australia from the original boards & pioneers of Australian surfing to current technologies. We easily spent two hours here reading the interesting info provided, I especially...More

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Gordon J, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Many thanks for the review and pleased you saw a real difference in the Museum. We have in recent years been redoing the exhibition spaces. Thanks again, Gordon ANSM Co-ordinator

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We are not really surfing people but decided to have a look anyway and we are so glad we did. A well presented tribute to the sport and the people in it. It covers who ride the sure no those who make the boards and...More

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Gordon J, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thanks for your review and I'm pleased you enjoyed the Museum. We have put a lot thought into how we explain surfing to people who don't surf so your review shows we are on the right track. Thanks again. Gordon

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Fun and friendly with lots of exhibits. Old surfers and young will get a big kick from an hour spent here. Non surfers will see a lot of surf history that was made here at Bell's Beach. McDonald's is across the street if you need...More

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Gordon J, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Many thanks for the kind review. It can be difficult to appeal to both surfers and non surfers so I'm pleased you thought we are capturing both. Gordon

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