Preserving A Piece of History with the Mill Show

Preserving A Piece of History with the Mill Show

February 19th, 2019

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.

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Spring Break 2019

Spring Break 2019

March 17th - March 31st

Engage the whole family with discovery this Spring Break at Britannia Mine Museum. Family-friendly activities hosted daily starting at 12:30 and 2:30.

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Representing the Museum in South Korea

Representing the Museum in South Korea

November 9th, 2018

The Museum recently presented at the Gwangmyeong Cave City Conference in South Korea. 

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Supporting the future of STEM Education

Supporting the future of STEM Education

November 17th, 2018

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.

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A Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween

A Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween

October 9th, 2018

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.

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Bringing the Mill Back to Life

Bringing the Mill Back to Life

September 20th, 2018

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.

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Careers in Mining

Careers in Mining

November 5th, 2018

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!

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Copper and Fire 2018: Jim Unger - Metal Artist

Copper and Fire 2018: Jim Unger - Metal Artist

September 14, 2018

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.

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Copper and Fire 2018: Martin Vseticka - Goldsmith

Copper and Fire 2018: Martin Vseticka - Goldsmith

September 13, 2018

Martin is strictly a gold and silversmith who uses a hammer to shape metal. People have been wearing gold and silver for millennia and he feels that he is participating in a very traditional use of precious metals. 

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