UK surf museum plans move forward

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 create the education & community outreach projects it will be running.

Legal work is starting now to transfer the lease of a site in the centre of Braunton that will act as an exhibition space and event venue. The Trustees of the Museum of British Surfing are working on a full press release with the funders and other partners and more details will be announced very soon.

The museum team would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement, especially those who have donated their work, time and money to helping us get this far – we couldn’t have done it without you.

The plan is to open an innovative and fun exhibition space in Braunton, North Devon – starting out small, but working to expand by 2013.

Each year there will be a new themed exhibition in Devon, along with a packed programme of events; plus we’ll be continuing our popular touring surf history shows around the UK and a schools & community outreach programme with our VW combi Mobile Surf Museum.

The photo with this post is from the mid to late 1970s at Sennen Cove in Cornwall, and was taken for the old Skewjack Surf Camp holiday brochure – items from our collection are being added to the website to form a constantly evolving timeline of British surfing history.