Dressing up for Halloween can be traced back over 2000 years to the Celtic clans of Northern Ireland. At the Britannia Mine Museum, we have our own tradition—a Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween! In its 4th year, Spoo-ook-tacular is the perfect family-friendly event for discovering the world of science. Spoo-ook-tacular takes place over two weekends, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th.
If you have a phobia of hair-raising creepy crawlies, the Museum can offer you a spoo-ook-tacular opportunity to overcome your fears. Aquariums West are attending the event, providing brave souls with an introduction to the insect world at our Critter Emporium. Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with a giant cockroach.
If your family is more interested in animal specimens, you are also in luck. Tucked inside this years’ Cabinet of Curiosities are a trove of unique discoveries. Marvel at the marine life of Howe Sound—such as a juvenile wolf hound—thanks for your friends at the Vancouver Aquarium. Or learn about specimens from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum including a full-sized, skeletal replica of a blue whale flipper.
An essential part of any Halloween is a spooky story and where better to hear one than our underground tunnel? Aboard our train we’ll transport you into the darkness for a spine-tingling tale. Spooky Tours will be available throughout the day. Be sure to arrive early to secure a ticket as space is limited.
Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween occurs over two weekends, starting on Saturday October 20th and finishing on Sunday October 28th. Family-friendly activities will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Double Shutter Photography taking pictures on-site to ensure you go home with a memory. Happy Halloween!
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.