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Museum of British Surfing

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Great Surfing History

Visited during the Braunton Christmas late night shopping, all very festive. Extremely interesting... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Braunton, United Kingdom
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Great fun and eye opening!

Dropped in here on our way to the beach having seen a reference online. We're always interested in... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Catherine R
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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25 Aug 2017
“Great Surfing History”
29 May 2017
“Great fun and eye opening!”
The national registered charity preserving our surfing heritage, celebrating current achievements and helping to shape the future of surfing in Great Britain. Plenty of activities to keep kids entertained and a retail area stocking unique gifts...more
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The Yard Car Park Caen Street, Braunton EX33 1AA, England
+44 1271 815155
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Visited during the Braunton Christmas late night shopping, all very festive. Extremely interesting browsing the amazing Surfboard collection on display here. The interactive activities and the surfing videos are brilliant. The staff are very knowledgeable & helpful. Great souvenirs (and Christmas presents!) very well laid...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Dropped in here on our way to the beach having seen a reference online. We're always interested in a niche/specialism museum as you just never know what you're going to learn! It was brilliant - beautifully laid-out and very high standard of museum curation. The...More

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very nice place and very cheap If you like surfing please go there children friendly / pet friendly Lots of exciting surf biards

Thank 288robbo
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Nice, quaint little place packed full of surfing heritage. Ran by enthusiastic and endlessly helpful volunteers, more than happy to share their knowledge of local surf spots. Also has a classic little skate bowl out the back!

Thank Jordan M
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Cracking museum run by some really enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. Loads of interesting boards and items that really capture the evolution of British surfing. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. The skateboard bowl behind is also worth hitting up if that's your...More

Thank Will C
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Because we are from Vancouver Island, we tend to think of Tofino and Big Sur and Hawaii when we hear the word surfing. What a revelation to discover a vibrant and long standing surf community and culture in Devon. the museum, located in Braunton is...More

1  Thank KNCooper
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We visited this museum while staying in Croyde, mainly for our 10yr old who likes surfing. What a great place. It was so interesting and appealing that we really enjoyed it too. Very interactive and we learnt a lot to interesting info about the history...More

1  Thank Anne T
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Logical lay out with boards and wetsuits from the very start following a historical timeline to the present day. Good video selection too and a shop with suitable souvenirs. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank astroman042000
Reviewed 1 October 2015

The museum is brilliant packed with lots of history about how surfing started in the UK to the present day. Watch the video of Andrew Cotton, big wave surfer, riding the biggest wave - it is awsome!.

Thank dave r
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Enjoyed this - especially the kids activity sheet making them really look around. Amazing videos of stuff as well.

Thank Andrew-Leakey
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