At the Museum

Britannia Mine Museum offers a wonderful and diverse selection of special events and changing exhibits that explore the science and history of minerals, metals and mining. Want to stay on top of what's new at the Museum? Sign up for our online newsletter HERE.

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March 1st to April 28th, 2018

Join us for "Picks and Pixels" - an exhibition of art from Emily Carr University students! Students from Continuing Studies classes The Built Surface, Exploring The Built Surface, Anything B..

March 17th, 2018

Did you know that Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano is taller than Mount Everest - only, most of it is below the sea? Or that the oceans hold an estimated 20 million tons of gold? Delve..

March 19th to 28th, 2018, 11 AM to 2 PM

Calling all junior scientists. Help us test the water, soils and plants on our Museum site. The plants that grow on our site are there because they grow well in the soils and conditions found ..

April 1st, 2018

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 i..

December 16th, 2017

Santa’s sleigh is in the shop so he'll be arriving by helicopter as part of the community Santa Fly In event. Be sure to arrive early to see Santa land, then stay to enjoy: - Photos w..

Monday February 12th, 2018

BC Family Day is Monday February 12th and we're celebrating with a special offer - 50% off admission! Bring the whole gang to enjoy a fun filled day at Britannia Mine Museum..

September 17th, 2017

Check out Mother Earth's artistic side! Our annual Copper and Fire event celebrates artists from all over BC that use mined materials "of the earth" including metalworkers, painters, jeweller..

May 20th, 2017

We're celebrating BC Mining Week with Family Fun Day May 20th, 2017! We have amazing activities planned from 10am to 3pm, plus our always fun gold panning, exhibits and underground train tour: ..

Open Now Until October 1st

This Spring, join us for a summer exhibit exploring an element that’s all around us and all through us - carbon! “I Heart Carbon” takes visitors through our past, present and future relat..

October 21st-22nd and October 28th-29th

It's the witching hour at Britannia Mine Museum this Halloween! Enjoy two weekends of Halloween fun - October 21st and 22nd, and October 28th and 29th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for our t..