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Museum of British Surfing

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Address: The Yard Car Park Caen Street, Braunton EX33 1AA, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 815155
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
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Wed - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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The national registered charity preserving our surfing heritage,...

The national registered charity preserving our surfing heritage, celebrating current achievements and helping to shape the future of surfing in Great Britain. Please keep an eye on our website for our seasonal opening times.

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 thing- the museum even has a brush for sweeping duties.

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 well organized and the fellow at the desk was very friendly and informative.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of surfing. Good little gift shop. There was a very friendly, helpful and enthusiastic gentleman... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

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.

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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!.

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

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

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Excellent history of everything about surfing which the area around North Devon is famous for, the quality is excellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Visited on thursday 18th june on my way to croyde with my friend as she loves the surf culture. Interesting well laid out museum. Bonus points to gentleman on duty whose name i didnt catch (and who was a new member of staff i believe) but whose enthusiasm, passion for surfing and friendly manner made an ok visit a great... More 

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