Old Town, New Queens: Pride Night at Britannia Mine Museum

On Friday August 5th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, drag performers will transform Britannia Mine Museum’s historic Mill into the Province’s biggest drag runway. Old Town, New Queens: Pride Night at Britannia Mine Museum is an afterhours event that will celebrate the Museum’s summer exhibition “More Than a Mine: Recreation in a Mining Town” which opened May 20.

“One of this exhibit’s goals is to diversify the voices we are sharing through the Museum’s displays,” says Derek A. Jang, Manager of Interpretive Delivery. “It seems like a natural fit to share our spotlight with some of the amazing queer performers from Squamish and Vancouver. Drag is an underground art form, so what better venue than a historic mine?”

Entry to the event includes a 45 minute drag performance as well as evening access to “More Than a Mine” and the Museum’s permanent exhibits. Drag performers will be available for meet and greets at the Gold Panning exhibit through the night, and a limited number of deluxe tickets will also include access to the Museum’s famous underground tour.

Old Town New Queens is a dry event; non-alcoholic beverages and a limited selection of food will be available for purchase on the lower site.

All tickets include:

  • Timed access to an exclusive 45 minute Drag Performance in the Mill
  • Gold panning with drag performers.
  • Access to the Britannia Mine Museum’s exhibits, including the new exhibit “More Than a Mine: Recreation in a Mining Town.”
  • Drop in science demonstrations in the Terra Lab.
  • Food trucks and an alcohol-free ‘mocktail’ bar will be available on site.
  • Explore our selection of ammolite jewelry at the Company Store.

Deluxe tickets include:

  • Timed access to the Museum’s famous Underground Tour (limited capacity available - must pre-book).

Special notes:

  • This is a dry event. Consumption of alcohol and drugs is prohibited.
  • The Museum’s Gift Shop will remain open until 9:00.
  • To protect the historic buildings, food and drink are not allowed in the Mill or in the Underground.
  • The Mill and Underground space are both cool environments. For the best experience bring a sweater or jacket.
  • Drag Show and Underground programs will begin on time; arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Price:

Regular Tickets (General Admission)                                     $35 + tax

Deluxe Tickets (General Admission + Underground Tour)   $45 +Tax

Tickets are available HERE