Recently the Museum’s Director of Marketing, Katherine Flett was invited to speak at the 2018 Cave City International Conference in Gwangmyeong City, South Korea. The conference invited leading industrial heritage organizations from around the world to share best practices and learn from one another.
Katherine’s presentation—”Growing Canada’s Economy by Exploring BC’s Past” —introduced attendees to the Museum’s history as well as how she and her team market this icon and award-winning National Historic Site to the public.
This year’s conference included representatives from the Czech Republic’s Pilsenjoy and Dolni Vitkovice, Japan’s Ikuno Silver Mine, Taiwan’s Xinbei City Gold Museum, Romania’s Salina Turda, and South Korea’s Gwangmyeong Cave.
Like the Museum, Gwangmyeong Cave has its own unique history. From 1910 to 1945 it served as a gold mine. It eventually closed in 1972 and for the next 40 years was used as storage space for salted shrimp and a place of refuge during the Korean War. Today, it is considered one of the best cave theme parks in Korea with a visitation of 1 million+. Inside the cave, two kilometers of mining tunnels have been transformed, hosting everything from light shows to sculpted dragons.
We’re always proud to share the Museum’s story. Having played such an important role in BC’s history and the lives of families and workers that lived here, its legacy matters to us. Speaking at the 2018 Cave City International Conference was an honour and we appreciate the generosity of our hosts.
Machines and equipment that were used at Britannia Beach, or similar industrial townsites like it, have now found a new home in the Museum's collection. However, some items are still hiding in plain sight waiting for the right person to find them so their story can be properly told.
Britanniasaurus Rex is back again for our annual candy-free Easter Dino Egg Hunt. Can you find his gem-filled eggs? Egg hunts will begin at 11am and 1pm. Be sure to be here in time to join in the fun.
The Britannia Mine Museum is proud to reveal the name of our latest attraction, a theatrical show inside the historic Mill, BOOM! Launching summer 2019, BOOM! is a live-action, multi-sensory special effects show that brings the historic 96-year-old Mill no.3 building back to life.