Museum of British Surfing

Museum of British Surfing

The Museum of British Surfing is located in The Yard in Braunton, UK

This unique and fascinating museum showcases the history and culture of British surfing from its origins in the 1920s to the modern day, with exhibits featuring prehistoric paddle boards from Peru, classic beach-inspired art, and more

Visitors to the museum can experience the full range of surf culture from the UK, from its earliest days to more recent times

There are displays of vintage surfboards, stories of pioneers, slideshows, lectures, films and memorabilia

The museum also holds regular events like classic surfing film screenings and live music performances

The Museum of British Surfing is an exciting place to learn about Britain’s relationship with the waves and to gain a deeper appreciation for the history, culture and equipment of British surfing

It is well worth spending some time exploring this remarkable museum


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Opening Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Address: The Yard, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AA, UK

V LIS avatarV LIS
2 weeks ago
Super cute display with interesting objects (gorgeous boards!) and good info on the history of surfing in the UK. Cute drawing station for the little dudes and lovely volunteer who sat behind the till. Recommended.
andrew taylor avatarandrew taylor
3 years ago
A unique and fantastic place for everyone, surfers or not. The staff really know their stuff and everything is donated or loaned which makes it even more special. Small enough not to be over whelming and yet packed with great items which change every season.
Ivan B avatarIvan B
a year ago
A really well curated museum. It's not very big but it has a ton of history and it gives an inside about how surfing began in the UK and what it was like.
RJ Clarke avatarRJ Clarke
2 years ago
Even for those that don't surf, there is a lot of interesting history about surfing here. The entrance fee is an absolute bargain for what can be over an hour of education. The development of surf boards over the last century is intriguing. From coffin lid surf boards, to ultra modern triple fin composite boards, belly boards and long boards, there is a lot to see. Every exhibit has a story. Thanks to the guys that keep this place going and who gave time to showing me around and answering all my questions (me being total novice). Recommended. I might even have a go at surfing!
Darren Finch avatarDarren Finch
3 years ago
Theres not much you can buy for £2 in the area. I would suggest, whether you are into surfing or not, to spend that money getting into this museum. Took my 10 year old in and he absolutely loved it. Full of history, loads of fascinating facts and a beautiful display of boards through the ages. The antithesis of the local museum!
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