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Australian National Surfing Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I was expecting this to interesting but it exceeded my expectations! On entering I saw a familiar... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Grank_Bernlio
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Niagara Park, Australia
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Very interesting

I decided to go to the museum by myself one rainy day and really enjoyed myself! Although the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Seaside624032
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was expecting this to interesting but it exceeded my expectations! On entering I saw a familiar photo of The Duke and some “friends” but then to see some of the actual boards in that photo displayed .... wow. There was a great collection of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to go to the museum by myself one rainy day and really enjoyed myself! Although the museum is fairly small there’s tons of information! The wall of fame was interesting, and there has been lots of effort put into this museum for everyone...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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GordonJ339, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review the museum. As you say, it is perfect for a rainy day. It is also one of the few places you can experience beach culture without getting your feet wet or sand in your shoes! Thanks again Gordon

Reviewed 2 November 2018

The museum was pretty interesting but as a non-surfer I didn't really know the big names and probably didn't get the significance of some of the items in there. I thought the documentary and the surf technology section was super interesting and educational though.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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GordonJ339, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

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 29 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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GordonJ339, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

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 29 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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GordonJ339, Manager at Australian National Surfing Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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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