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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May 26th, 2018

We're launching two new exhibits on Saturday, May 26th that celebrate the beauty, nature and recovery of Howe Sound, in addition to recognizing two significant legacies: the importance Britannia M..

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 18th, 2019

BC Family Day is Monday February 18th 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..

Saturday, December 8th

The spirit of Christmas returns to the Britannia Mine Museum on Saturday, December 8th. Enjoy family-friendly activities, including a train ride and a memorable photo with Sant..

September 15th, 2018

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, jewellers ..

New Exhibit

"Foundations" on the freshly restored Howe Sound Deck is a new, permanent, outdoor, open-air exhibit located near the entrance of the Train Pavilion. Sitting 40 feet above the Sea to Sky Hig..

July 7th, 2018

On July 7th, Britannia Mine Museum will be hosting the annual Heritage Fair ( - a nation-wide event where students research and explore Canadian heritage and pre..

May 26th, 2018 until September 9th, 2018

Explore the stunning world of Howe Sound's deepest waters with our new temporary exhibit, Howe Sound: Beauty Below. Located in our Machine Shop, this photo exhibit focuses o..

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 20th-21st and October 27th-28th

Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble! The enchanting world of science returns to the Britannia Mine Museum for our 5th annual Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween event. Enj..