Museum of British Surfing

Museum of British Surfing

The Museum of British Surfing - an award-winning visitor attraction in Braunton, near the North Devon coast. Fun children's activities and lots of things to do and see for all the family.

We are a registered charity set up to preserve surfing heritage, celebrate current achievements and help shape the future of surfing in Great Britain. It is the first & only dedicated surf museum in Europe, and features major new exhibitions each year, exploring different themes in surfing culture - past, present & future. The perfect place to visit & soak up this unique culture whatever the weather! Our gift shop is free to enter, with a host of unique souvenirs to remember your visit.

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  • Behind the scenes

    The museum has more than 200 British surfboards dating back more than 100 years

  • Art show

    Many of the surfboards feature stunning artwork

  • For the love of wood

    Up to the 1960s surfboards were made from wood - now people are starting to build wooden surfboards again as a sustainable alternative

  • Archive

    The Museum of British Surfing has a huge print archive dating back more than 200 years

  • Proud to be British

    We're celebrating UK surfing history - we are tracking down at least one copy of each British surfboard shaper's work

Admission & prices

Adult £4 (return free within following 7 days)
Concession £3.50 (return free within following 7 days)
Children aged 16 & under FREE
Annual pass £5 (calendar year)
Special discounts for groups of 10 or more people

Find us

We are located next to the Tarka Trail for cycling and walking; a short walk from bus stops servicing the main North Devon routes and we are in the main Caen Street car park in the centre of the village (free parking on Sundays).

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  • Parking available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

We are based on the main Caen Street public car park - the fee is currently 20p for the first hour (free on Sundays).
Public toilets are available in the car park, just 50 metres from our entrance.

Our 2015 exhibition is British Surfing Pioneers 1890 - 2015; celebrating 125 years of UK surf heritage.
Winner of the national Collections Trust award for best collection on a small budget.

Caen Street car park
EX33 1AA

T: 01271 815155

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Museum of British Surfing

Caen Street car park
Braunton, DEVON EX33 1AA