Uncovering Our History
Although the mine is now closed, treasures keep turning up. We have around 7,000 different mining artefacts that provide a look at the mine and the life of its miners. Many of these artefacts surfaced with the help of the Britannia Beach Historical Society (now the Britannia Mine Museum Society). They founded our Museum in 1971. A further 9,500 photographs and 3,000 archival documents have been collected. All in all, it means that Britannia Mines has one of the most comprehensive sets of records of Canadian mining. The majority of these archives are held by the BC Archives and the UBC Special Collections.
We also have mineral specimens that represent ore from many of BC's present and former mines.