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News: August Bank Holiday at the Museum of British Surfing

added to the website on Aug 21, 2014

If you’re visiting the West Country this August Bank Holiday weekend, there’s always lots for all the family to see and do at the Museum of British Surfing at Braunton in North Devon. Our new exhibition for 2014 is in full swing – ‘The First Wave’ is all about British surfing pioneers telling you their ……»


New Braunton Skate Bowl planned by surfing museum

News: Braunton Skate Bowl redevelopment plan launched

added to the website on Aug 12, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing has unveiled plans to redevelop Braunton Skate Bowl & transform it into a top class facility. The ambitious project was given provisional approval by landlords Braunton Parish Council at a meeting last night – the next stage is to apply for formal planning permission and to find grants & other ……»


original wooden surfboards donated

News: Veteran surfer donates her original surfboards

added to the website on Aug 09, 2014

Pamela Gott caught her first wave at Saunton in North Devon as a young woman in 1945, now 69 years later she has donated her original wooden surfboards to the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton. She came to visit our acclaimed 2014 exhibition about British surfing pioneers – ‘The First Wave‘. Pamela’s boards are ……»


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News: Cultural heritage apprentice vacancy at the surfing museum

added to the website on Jul 19, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing is creating a fantastic opportunity for young people interested in working in the museums & heritage sector with a new apprenticeship post. This new position will give real hands-on experience and an industry recognised qualification to the successful applicant, working towards a Cultural and Heritage Venue Operations Apprenticeship with our ……»


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News: Book surfing lessons in North Devon & get surf museum visit!

added to the website on Jul 09, 2014

If you’re learning to surf in North Devon, you can now combine your lesson with a visit to the Museum of British Surfing so that you can find out more about our rich culture and heritage, thanks to the team at Walking on Waves – and it will save you money! Simply click here & ……»


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News: Work starts to catalogue Museum of British Surfing collection

added to the website on Jul 02, 2014

Work has started to catalogue the Museum of British Surfing’s massive collection, as part of the programme to achieve Arts Council England accreditation. In the photo with this post, museum volunteer Pauline D’Rane can been seen completing the first ‘object entry form’ with founder Peter Robinson. The first item recorded is a surfboard shaped for ……»


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News: Get active at the Museum of British Surfing this summer!

added to the website on Jun 04, 2014

Get active at the Museum of British Surfing this summer & you stand the chance of winning a fab Ollypop Surf towel & DVD! Simply don some of our retro surf gear & have someone snap a pic of you popping-up in your best surf stance on our special surfboard mat, post it on the ……»


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News: British surfing pioneers; plus kids go free – Whitsun half term

added to the website on May 22, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing is open every day over the Whitsun school half term holiday, with great fun for all the family at the new British surfing pioneers exhibition -  ‘The First Wave – surfers & their stories‘. Plus kids aged 16 and under go free when accompanied by an adult! You can get ……»


world's biggest wave surfed

News: Surfer Andrew Cotton does Britain proud at International awards

added to the website on May 03, 2014

Britain’s leading big wave surfer Andrew Cotton narrowly missed out on the top prize at the Billabong XXL awards in California last night. Speaking to the Museum of British Surfing seconds after the results were announced, he said in typically stoic style: “Didn’t win! Gutted, but looking forward to riding an even bigger one in ……»


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News: Union Jack wave logo on new surf museum shirts

added to the website on Apr 27, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing’s iconic Union Jack wave logo features for the first time on the new limited edition t-shirts now available to help support the charity’s work celebrating UK surf heritage – they are for sale in our web shop and you can buy them direct from our gift shop in Braunton. 50 ……»


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News: 10 years of British surfing history exhibitions

added to the website on Apr 06, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing in Braunton, North Devon is celebrating a decade of displaying its acclaimed surf heritage exhibitions in communities around the UK. In April 2004 the surfing museum unveiled its first display on Brighton beach, and now in 2014 has launched its new British surfing pioneers exhibition ‘The First Wave – surfers ……»


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News: Scottish surfing pioneer George Law passes away

added to the website on Mar 18, 2014

The man credited with having one of the first ‘Malibu’ surfboards in Scotland in the mid 1960s, George Law, has died. His friend and fellow Scottish surfing legend Andy Bennetts said; “George died in Vancouver last Friday after a long battle with cancer. He had emigrated to Canada and continued surfing off Vancouver Island from ……»


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News: Volunteer with the Museum of British Surfing

added to the website on Mar 11, 2014

If you love meeting people, we’d love to meet you! We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team from April 2014 and become ‘the face’ of the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton, North Devon. Each year we welcome thousands of visitors from all over the world at our award-winning and vibrant heritage attraction ……»


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News: Now we are three! Museum launches discount prices for 2014

added to the website on Feb 25, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing is celebrating opening for its third year in Braunton, North Devon, with a third new major surf history exhibition – and a revamped price structure for visitors giving even better value for money. From April 2014 when you buy a full price adult or concession ticket you can get in ……»


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News: Happy New Year!

added to the website on Dec 31, 2013

The Museum of British Surfing sends its best wishes for a very Happy New Year to all of its visitors & volunteers! Together you have helped make it a roaring success as we head into 2014, our third ‘season’, thank you. With 12,000 visitors through the doors since we opened in 2012, 6,500 following us ……»


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News: Community carols at the surfing museum

added to the website on Dec 23, 2013

More than 100 people attended the first annual community carol concert at the Museum of British Surfing, making it a huge success. The St Brannock’s Church Choir (pictured) led the singing at the charity event, which was supported by H & A Catering and The Thatch pub who provided the mince pies & mulled wine. ……»


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News: Shop & help raise funds for the surfing museum charity

added to the website on Nov 16, 2013

The Museum of British Surfing has launched a new gift shop on its website today ready for Christmas 2013, and it’s the perfect place to pick up a unique present for the surfer in your life! Many of the products that we sell aren’t available anywhere else, plus of course you can still pop into ……»


Local Go Free

News: Locals go free offer – November 2nd & 3rd

added to the website on Oct 19, 2013

As a special treat to end the school half term holiday this Autumn, we’re having a ‘Locals Go Free’ weekend at the Museum of British Surfing on November 2nd & 3rd 2013! If you live in the EX31, EX32, EX33, EX34, EX35 and EX39 postcode areas, simply bring along current identification showing your name and ……»


simon anderson thruster

News: Stoke flows as Simon Anderson thrills visitors

added to the website on Sep 16, 2013

There was an amazing atmosphere as surfers of all ages gathered to welcome Australian surfboard innovator Simon Anderson at the Museum of British Surfing yesterday. Anderson is one of the most influential surfer-shapers in the history of surfing. When he developed his three-fin ‘Thruster’ design over 1980 & ’81 he changed the face of surfing ……»


UK Vintage Surf Meet 2013

News: UK Vintage Surf Meet draws crowds

added to the website on Sep 13, 2013

Hundreds of people descended on Braunton for the second annual Vintage Surf Meet on September 1st. The charity event attracted surfers from across the country who came to display their old surfboards outside the Museum of British Surfing and enjoy the Sixties SURFER! exhibition that’s running through until the end of the year. Most of ……»