Museum of British Surfing

Museum of British Surfing

The Museum of British Surfing is an award-winning visitor attraction in Braunton, near the North Devon coast. 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 with children's activities and lots of things to do and see for all the family. Our gift shop is free to enter, with a host of unique souvenirs and gifts to remember your visit.

Visit website

  • Behind the scenes

    The museum has more than 300 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 £2 (return free within following 7 days)
Concession £1.50 (return free within following 7 days)
Children aged 16 & under FREE

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).

Museum news

View all news articles


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

We are based on the main Caen Street public car park - the fee is currently 30p for the first hour (free on Sundays).
Public toilets are available in the car park, just 50 metres from our entrance.

We are dog friendly.

Our 2020 exhibition is "How the Past Shaped Our Present" where we are celebrating the surfboard shapers who influenced the British surfing industry through the decades.

We also have the very popular "Collectors Corner" where we ask a private surfboard collector to display some of their own personal collection of vintage surfboards.

Caen Street car park
EX33 1AA

T: 01271 815155

Back to search results

Museum of British Surfing

Caen Street car park
Braunton, DEVON EX33 1AA