More than a Mine - Recreation in a Mining Town

More than a Mine - Recreation in a Mining Town

This summer discover more about the life of Britannia’s community beyond the mine. Drawn from the museum’s collection and archives this exhibition will show how workers and their families spent their free time.

Life in a remote mining town isn’t easy. To live at Britannia meant to be separated from the world and work for the Mining Company. Thousands of people and families lived here during operations from 1904-1974. The residents developed a unique culture and traditions to strengthen their community and made Britannia an enjoyable place to live.

The company encouraged and invested in family-oriented activities for residents. As a result, participation in celebrations, clubs, and sports was essential to being part of social life. Britannia’s lively community was shaped by its unique social events. Explore the history of the Copper Queen, inter-town sports competitions, community clubs, and much more.

 




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Join us to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 18th with yoga instructor Nathalie Maginot. Nathalie takes you on a sound journey as you are settling into your Yin poses and will close the class with a soothing Sound Bath.