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Australian National Surfing Museum

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Surfing history a must see!

Well done to the team that put the museum pieces together. My wife is not a surfie enthusiast like... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rod F
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Mackay, Australia
Very cool place to visit.

I visited with my 14 & 11 year old. We found the Museum very interesting with so many colourful and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
EmJayZed
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well done to the team that put the museum pieces together. My wife is not a surfie enthusiast like me but she loved it. You need at least half an hour to get a taste of some of the history. The price is very affordable...More

Thank Rod F
GordonJ339, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for the praise and great a non-surfer 'loved it'. We have tried to make surfing as accessible as possible so the feedback is great to have.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my 14 & 11 year old. We found the Museum very interesting with so many colourful and descriptive displays. An inexpensive, educational and cool experience. Well worth visiting, but probably not suited for pre-school aged children.

Thank EmJayZed
GordonJ339, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to review. As you say surfing is very interesting. We have some kinetic sand and other activities for younger visitors but we will consider expanding in the development of our new exhibition Fossil Beach. Thanks again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an unplanned stop on our private tour, as the weather suddenly became bad, so we though best to drop in and let the weather settle for a few hours. And after an hour of learning about the histroy, we exited the museum to...More

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GordonJ339, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review. Appreciated.

Reviewed 23 July 2018 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 26 July 2018

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

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

Thank Jim T
Gordon J, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

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

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

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.

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.

Thank miacho13
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.

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!

Thank ekay213
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.

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.

Thank Shesailor1
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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