Monday, July 27, 2009

Museum of British Surfing gets a step closer to a permanent home

Plans to open the first full time surfing museum in Europe have taken a major step forward. North Devon District Council has approved planning permission for the Museum of British Surfing to be established in Braunton. "I'm delighted the council has given us their blessing," said founder Peter Robinson, "6 years of hard work have finally paid off and we stand a real chance of opening in 2010. The surf museum is working with North Devon Plus to get the core funding in place to fit out the building as a 21st century event-based visitor attraction at the old Saltrock factory outlet building on the Vellator Industrial Estate. Money is obviously tight everywhere, but already several companies and individuals have already offered their help. It's important the surfing community gets behind us now to help create an exciting and fun venue we can all be proud of. We're looking for investors and founding partners - no amount is too small - but we urgently need to raise the money for the charity to complete the project."

As a taster of things to come, the museum's travelling exhibition 'an art history of British surfing' will be opening in Braunton later in August to help raise funds and increase the project's profile - more than 13,000 people saw the display while it was in Thurso, Scotland, over the last 3 months. Details will be published on the museum's website in the near future. Almost 200,000 people have visited the museum's travelling surf history exhibitions over the past 6 years. The Museum of British Surfing is a charity established to run the project and includes Surfers Against Sewage founder Chris Hines MBE on its board of trustees.For more, click here.


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... About TIME, too, thats wot I say!! :)

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