Bill Bailey surfboard and Hilder family

News: Surf history stokes the generations

added to the website on Jul 29, 2014

The son & grandchildren of a man who donated a rare 1960s surfboard to the Museum of British Surfing had a surprising reunion with it yesterday afternoon. Jonathan Hilder used to ride the board as a kid in the 1970s, but didn’t recognise his dad Frank’s ‘Bill Bailey Malibu Surf-Board’ as it used to be ……»


things to do north devon summer 2014

News: A great place to visit for surfers from novice to expert

added to the website on Jul 21, 2014

If you’re looking for things to do during your summer holiday in North Devon, make sure you follow Gabe Davies’ example and visit the Museum of British Surfing’s acclaimed surfing pioneers exhibition! Gabe (pictured) is seen here with his specialist big wave ‘tow-in’ surfboard that he donated to the museum collection. He used the board ……»


surf lesson and museum visit - savings package

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 & ……»


Braunton Academy & Kingsley Academy school visit

News: London & Braunton schools combine for museum visit

added to the website on May 20, 2014

Pupils from Braunton Academy joined forces with children from their new partner school Kingsley Academy, at Hounslow in London for a visit to the Museum of British Surfing today. The educational visit was part of a programme of events for the 24, Year 8 pupils which included surfing lessons at nearby Croyde beach. During their ……»


Opening day visitors from Sussex

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 ……»


volunteer museum of british surfing

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: Museum closed today due to severe flooding

added to the website on Dec 22, 2012

Severe flooding has cut off the entire village of Braunton today, with some buildings under as much as five feet of water with more rain forecast and a high tide. This means the Museum of British Surfing is closed today – for your own safety please do not travel. We will update this website and ……»


Half term

News: School half term at the Museum of British Surfing

added to the website on Oct 24, 2012

If you’re looking for things to do in North Devon in this last school half term of the year, the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton is perfect for all the family. For the youngsters we have our fabulous surfboard art competition with monthly prizes & the best of the year being shaped into a ……»


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News: Creamed Honey – an interview with shaper Kevin Cross

added to the website on May 29, 2012


Creamed Honey surfboard shaper

News: Iconic Australian shaper Kevin Cross visits

added to the website on May 27, 2012

In the 1970s North Devon became a hotbed for surfboard design and surfing innovation. Alongside homegrown talent like Tiki & Second Skin, a group of young Australians settled in the area bringing with them new ideas and the latest designs. Among them was Kevin Cross, shaper of Creamed Honey surfboards, who visited the Museum of ……»


plank bellyboards

Corporate Supporters: Plank Surfboards

added to the website on Mar 15, 2012

The team at Plank Surfboards in North Devon lovingly make by hand the Museum of British Surfing branded bellyboards that we sell in our gift shop to raise funds to help support our work. They are created from locally grown olive ash, treated with natural oils with unique designs in organic paints.  


UK Surf museum plans move forward

News: UK surf museum plans move forward

added to the website on Jul 19, 2010

The Museum of British Surfing is on target to open in North Devon, following the news that its major grant application has been approved and an agreement reached on a building. The funding through Leader 4 will allow the museum to start recruiting staff from October this year, begin work to design new exhibitions, and ……»