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Australian National Surfing Museum

77 Beach Rd, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
+61 3 5261 4606
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Awesome

If you are a current or past surfer this place is a must visit! Goes through the history of surfing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark S
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Amazing Museum

This place is a must see when you come to Torquay, some of the memorabilia on display along with... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Jim T
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Melbourne, Australia
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77 Beach Rd, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a current or past surfer this place is a must visit! Goes through the history of surfing in Australia and all the champions who made Bells Beach a mecca for all who follow the sport.More

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Gordon J, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review the Museum. As you say The Hall of Fame is a great to get way to grasp how many Australian women and men surfing champions we have. Some come into the Museum and have donated or loaned items...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This place is a must see when you come to Torquay, some of the memorabilia on display along with photos , videos a theatre is breathtaking. $25 entry fee for a family is also very cheap. Highly recommend

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

Thanks for taking the time to come in and the recommendation. The film in the theatre is A Deeper Shade of Blue by Jack McCoy. Thanks again

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

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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Gordon J, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for the feedback and pleased you enjoyed the Museum. The story boards were done by local surfer/artist Gordon Stammers. He did the first board which was instantly embraced by visitors and was asked to do the others. If we hear people laughing in...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 22 May 2018

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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