Mission & Values

Of the Museum


The Britannia Mine Museum Society is a registered charity incorporated in 1971. Our mandate is to preserve BC's mining heritage and to educate the public about mining through the operation of the Britannia Mine Museum.

Our mission: To inspire the exploration of individual and societal connections to British Columbia's mining; its past, present and future.

Our vision: To provide unique, entertaining, and memorable educational experiences that engage visitors of all ages in the spirited history of Britannia, highlighting the role of the Canadian mining industry in the past while focusing on its commitment and leadership in creating a sustainable future.

Our ability to offer relevant, innovative, engaging and adventuresome learning opportunities has helped us draw increasing numbers of visitors from around the world, and attract a strong and diverse donor base. As a registered charity, we pride ourselves on our self-sufficiency, with our primary sources of revenue coming through memberships, admissions, site rentals, the Museum's Gift Shop and donations.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the BC Arts Council and our many donors, members, sponsors and partners.