Our mission

The Museum of British Surfing is the national Registered Charity established to preserve our surfing heritage, celebrate current achievements and help to shape the future of surfing in Great Britain.

We aim to inspire, educate and encourage debate about our surfing culture and our second home – the sea.

The formal charitable objects of the Museum of British Surfing are to:

  • Advance education in the history and development of surfing in Britain
  • Establish a museum for the exhibition and preservation of items of educational, cultural & historic value
  • Promote art, music and film for public benefit through exhibitions, displays and events

In addition, we are committed to promoting the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment, and aim to encourage participation in surfing and coastal activities to promote healthy lifestyles. Our charity believes it is important to make a difference in the area where we live and work, and are seeking to make a positive contribution to our local community especially in working with young people to provide new opportunities and experiences.

Our sustainability

The Museum of British Surfing has adopted a Sustainability Policy for its staff and volunteers to work to. As part of this our team are regularly monitoring environmental performance as we work towards becoming carbon neutral. You can download a copy by clicking on this link: MBS Sustainability Policy

We produce an annual Sustainability report which you can download by clicking these links:

Museum of British Surfing Sustainability Report 2012-13

Museum of British Surfing Sustainability Report 2011-12

Museum of British Surfing Sustainability Report 2010-11

When you’re visiting the Museum of British Surfing, please use our Green Travel Plan.




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