The following article was originally published in the Spring 2019 edition of What's Insight magazine.
The Sleeping Giant was produced as part of a revitalization project of a former iron-smelting blast furnace. It held a special place in the hearts of the local population, many who worked there when it was in operation, and it needed to find a new way to tell its story.
One of the oldest pieces of Mill no.3 is the skip—a 3-tonne rail car that transported equipment to and from the upper levels of the Mill.
The Museum recently presented at the Gwangmyeong Cave City Conference in South Korea.
Scott Thomson, Finning International’s President and CEO, visited the Britannia Mine Museum this week to provide a $100,000 donation for construction of the Terra Lab.
Spoo-ook-tacular returns to the Museum for its 4th year. A perfect family-friendly event for discovering the world of science. Activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th.
The grind of machinery. The shouts of workers. The boom of ore hitting metal chutes. Mill No. 3 at Britannia Mine was once a hub of noise and production. Come 2019, we’re bringing back the noise.
Did you know that in BC today, mining accounts for 20 out of the province's 120 top paying jobs? Find out more in our Careers in Mining blog!
Jim Unger is no stranger to a hard days work. He is completely self-taught other than some informal training in high school. Jim operates his business, Clayburn Copperwork in Abbotsford, BC.