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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: Surfing museum launches apprenticeship

added to the website on Mar 14, 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 starting in 2014. “We are delighted to be working with Plymouth College of Art to create this new post that will give real hands-on experience and an industry ……»


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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 ……»


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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 ……»


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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 ……»


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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 ……»


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News: New limited edition Sixties SURFER! souvenir shirts on sale

added to the website on Jul 04, 2013

A limited run of unique t-shirts have been created by our friends at Cornish clothing company Finisterre to commemorate this year’s exhibition – Sixties SURFER! Now on sale in the shop at the Museum of British Surfing, they feature an image by the late Doug Wilson showing Australian Pete Russell taking the first breathtaking slide ……»


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News: £2 entry for International Surfing Day & Gold Coast Oceanfest

added to the website on Jun 20, 2013

To celebrate International Surfing Day & the Gold Coast Oceanfest we are offering a special reduced entry of just £2 per person (children five & under go free) to the Museum of British Surfing. Simply make a donation of £2, complete a Gift Aid form – and that’s it! The special offer is only valid ……»


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News: Dads go free on Father’s Day!

added to the website on Jun 08, 2013

Give your dad a treat this Father’s Day and bring him along to the Museum of British Surfing – free when accompanied by children – cowabunga! Yes, on Sunday June 16th 2013 all fathers, grandfathers, even great grandfathers can come in for nothing so long as they have ‘the kids’ with them. Normal admission charges ……»


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News: Your surfing museum needs you!

added to the website on May 17, 2013

The Museum of British Surfing has launched a new appeal today for people to join its volunteer team, and to donate old surf equipment to help expand the charity’s collection – see the full poster below. The ‘your surfing museum needs you’ campaign is based on the famous World War I poster featuring Lord Kitchener, ……»


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News: Photographer finds surf shop photo he took 44 years ago!

added to the website on May 04, 2013

Renowned photographer Paul Harris stepped into the Museum of British Surfing today, and the first thing he saw was a photo he took back in 1969! Paul composed the picture of the new Tiki Surf Shop for an advert, when it first started out in South Street, Braunton. It features founders Tim Heyland and Dave ……»


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News: May Bank Holiday at the Museum of British Surfing

added to the website on May 03, 2013

If you’re out and about in North Devon for the May Bank Holiday this weekend there are lots of things to see & do at the new Museum of British Surfing in the centre of Braunton. Our latest surf heritage exhibition Sixties SURFER! is proving to be a massive hit, with the biggest collection of ……»


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News: Lawrence Wright and his 1968 surfboard

added to the website on Apr 20, 2013

In 1968 Lawrence Wright and his brother Tony made two surfboards at their home in Kent – 45 years later Lawrence was reunited with his board at the new Sixties SURFER! exhibition now showing at the Museum of British Surfing. Lawrence and his wife Karen now run Middle Campscott Farm at Lee in North Devon ……»


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News: Surfing Tribe author Roger Mansfield visits Sixties SURFER!

added to the website on Apr 18, 2013

Author, historian, lecturer and 1960s surfing legend Roger Mansfield from Newquay dropped in to see our new exhibition Sixties SURFER! He met museum founder Peter Robinson, chairman of trustees Kevin Cook and volunteer Andy Webb (see main photo) – and shared some interesting insights and stories on many of the boards & other items on ……»


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News: Now we are 10, and 1! Surfing museum celebrates anniversaries

added to the website on Apr 06, 2013

Today is the first anniversary of the award-winning Museum of British Surfing opening in its new permanent home in Braunton, North Devon – and it’s also 10 years ago that we began work on our first public exhibitions around the UK! To celebrate, this weekend (April 6th & 7th 2013) all visitors will receive a ……»