With the support of the mining community and the federal and provincial governments, the Britannia Beach Historical Society opened the Britannia Mine Museum in 1975. The Museum was established to preserve the material and social history of mining in British Columbia, and to educate the public about mining. It has since been developed into a vibrant, internationally recognized education and tourist destination.
As a premier, non-profit organization the Museum promotes mining awareness through entertaining, experiential education programs, historic collection preservation and insightful public engagement. Governed by the Britannia Beach Historical Society, the museum provides visitors with a blend of experience, serving as a tourist destination, an adventure attraction and education venue that allows guests to leave with a better understanding of mining in BC; past, present and future.
Revitalized in 2010 with a major $14.7-million three-phase redevelopment project, the Museum highlights Canadian innovation and leadership in sustainable mining and resource development and environmental stewardship, as well as honouring the history of the area.
The people who manage and work at the Museum are passionate about our mission and creating an experience for each guest that allows for the discovery of Britannia's history, local arts and culture. Come by and say hello anytime! We're a friendly bunch.