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 board by Gulf Stream; there’s the awesome ‘spotter’s trail’ and unique ‘feely boxes’ – a bit like a ‘celebrity jungle’ challenge where you put your hands into tubes to discover what should and shouldn’t be on our beaches! It’s part of our local environment display supported by the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Surfers Against Sewage.
Children under 5 are free and a family tickets are just £12 for two adults & two or more children. We’re open every day from Wednesday October 24th to November 4th from 10am to 4pm.
The main exhibition through until Christmas is ‘The Art of Surf’ exploring art in surfing over the last 200 years; plus you can see a timeline of surfboards from the 1950s to the 1980s; a section devoted to British surfing between 1779 & 1945; a North Devon surfing history area – in total there are 75 surfboards on display dating back 100 years.
Don’t forget our exhibitions are changing every year, so don’t delay if you haven’t seen our opening show yet! We look forward to seeing you during this school half term holiday – and of course it’s a chance to visit our gift shop and pick up unique surfing heritage presents for Christmas!