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, ……»
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 ……»
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 ……»
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 ……»
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 ……»
Events: Locals go free – this Sunday April 14th!
added to the website on Apr 11, 2013
To celebrate the Museum of British Surfing’s twin anniversaries we’re having a special ‘Locals Go Free’ day this Sunday April 14th 2013. If you live in the EX33, EX34, EX31, EX32 and EX39 postcode areas, simply bring along printed & current identification showing your name and full postal address! We’re open from 11am to 5pm, ……»
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 ……»
News: Museum of British Surfing shortlisted for second major national award
added to the website on Mar 22, 2013
The Museum of British Surfing in Braunton, North Devon has been shortlisted for a second prestigious national award less than 12 months after it opened for the first time. It’s in the final of the sustainability category along with four other museums at the Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence 2013 in London on May ……»
Events: Our new exhibition – Sixties SURFER!
added to the website on Feb 13, 2013
A major new exhibition at the award-winning Museum of British Surfing looks at the decade when modern surfing culture first washed ashore on the UK’s beaches in the 1960s. Exactly 50 years after the Britain’s first surf shop opened its doors, ‘Sixties SURFER!’ taps into the source of this new wave of surfers, and the ……»
News: Volunteer opportunities at the Museum of British Surfing
added to the website on Jan 22, 2013
The Museum of British Surfing needs your help – we’re looking for enthusiastic individuals, preferably with a keen interest in surfing, to join the established volunteer programme at this award-winning and vibrant heritage attraction in North Devon. We opened to the public again with our new exhibition ‘Sixties SURFER!’ on March 28th, 2013. Whether you’re ……»
News: Merry Christmas from the Museum of British Surfing!
added to the website on Dec 24, 2012
The team at the Museum of British Surfing would like to wish our visitors and supporters all over the world a very merry Christmas! We hope you have a wonderful festive holiday period & stay safe and well wherever you are. Despite Saturday’s devastating floods in North Devon we are still open & many businesses ……»
News: Surfing museum re-opens after floods
added to the website on Dec 23, 2012
The Museum of British Surfing opened to the public again today after floods devastated many homes and businesses around us Braunton, North Devon. The charity is appealing to supporters for donations to help make up for losing vital trade in the run-up to Christmas – online donations can be made by clicking here – or ……»
News: British big wave rider’s starring role
added to the website on Dec 20, 2012
The special guest at our charity big wave film night was none other than one of the world’s finest – Andrew Cotton! The North Devon surfer features in the new movie premiered last night, the Zon North Canyon Show. A stunning documentary with Cotty and Hawaii’s Garrett McNamara riding giant waves at Nazare in Portugal ……»
News: December at the Museum of British Surfing
added to the website on Dec 15, 2012
There are plenty of reasons to visit the Museum of British Surfing this December! It’s the last chance to see our stunning exhibition ‘The Art of Surf‘, which ends on December 30th – showing 200 years of art in surfing and some of the most beautiful surfboards in Britain. Plus of course their are loads ……»
News: Christmas party success!
added to the website on Dec 15, 2012
A massive thank you goes out to everyone who supported the Museum of British Surfing’s first annual Christmas party at The Thatch in Croyde last night. Stunning live performances to a packed pub from Matthew P & Leo Altarelli and a special prize raffle that raised £250 for the museum charity. Special thanks goes to ……»
Events: Charity big wave film night – part 2!
added to the website on Dec 11, 2012
The Museum of British Surfing is proud to present our latest charity big wave film night at the legendary pub, The Thatch in Croyde on Thursday January 10th, 2013. You’ll see the BRAND NEW Zon North Canyon Show – with North Devon’s Andrew Cotton and Hawaii’s Garrett McNamara riding giant waves at Nazare in Portugal ……»
Events: 2012 Christmas Party – live music & raffle!
added to the website on Dec 03, 2012
The Museum of British Surfing is holding its first annual Christmas party at the famous pub The Thatch in Croyde on Friday December 14th – featuring exclusive live performances from two of Britain’s finest musical talents. Headlining will be Matthew P, a singer songwriter from Suffolk well-known for his songs ‘The girl on the platform ……»
News: Christmas special – visit for just £2 in December!
added to the website on Dec 01, 2012
Christmas is coming early at the Museum of British Surfing – we’re offering you the chance to visit for just £2 this December! Simply print the special offer voucher by clicking the link below and bring it with you, or show it to us on your phone and that’s it. You’ll find us in the ……»
News: A winter spruce up
added to the website on Nov 30, 2012
We’d like to say a huge thank you to young Alex who is spending two days with us at the moment painting the outside of the building as part of the young offenders’ reparation scheme. Part of the Museum of British Surfing’s commitment to the local community in Braunton is to give the local youth ……»
News: Charity auction – signed Bing longboard
added to the website on Oct 20, 2012
The Museum of British Surfing has launched a winter fundraising appeal to help develop its programme of events and education activities. To kick off the appeal Tony Cope has donated a stunning Bing longboard for us to auction, signed by Bing Copeland himself – the auction is live for the next 7 days on eBay ……»