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

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 up close & personal with the surfboards of big wave experts Andrew Cotton & Gabe Davies, find our about the late Viscount Ted Deerhurst who became the UK’s first professional surfer back in 1978, or see the oldest surfboard in Britain that was made a century ago!

This exciting new display has touch-screen units so that you can find out about British surfing history from those who were there, including interviews with people who were surfing here almost 100 years ago! A new eight minute film about UK surf heritage has been produced and will be showing on a loop on a special screen.

Surfboards and other items have been selected that help to tell the story of surfing in the UK, and for the first time we have free wi-fi and QR codes on many items so that you can find out even more information on your smartphone.

The new children’s activities for 2014 is the fun ‘pop-up’ challenge with Ollypop. There’s the ever popular spotter’s trail, and the chance to play pinball on an original 1970s surfing themed pinball machine!

‘The First Wave’ exhibition runs until December 31st 2014 at the Museum of British Surfing, Caen Street car park, Braunton, North Devon EX33 1AA – see the information section on our website for opening times, admission charges and directions.