March 22, 2015 sees the 100th anniversary of the largest disaster to strike the Britannia Mine.
It was just past midnight on this tragic date when an avalanche of rock and ice roared down the mountain, crushing the Jane Camp. Over fifty men, women, and children lost their lives in that evening.
In memory of this tragic event, the Museum is dedicating our revamped viewing area, named ‘The Outlook’, in the memory of those lost. On your next visit, on your way to the underground stop at The Outlook to take in the views of Britannia and discover more about Jane Camp, the Slide, and what came after.
To discover even more, visit our online exhibit on the Jane Slide.
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.