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. In 2010, the Britannia Project--a $14.7 million revitalization project—redeveloped the Museum into an award-winning, internationally recognized education and tourist destination.
As a premier, nonprofit 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.
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. The Board of Directors are eminent mining and business individuals who offer leadership and valuable insight to the Museum and management.
We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the sovereign Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation. Britannia Mine Museum sits on the Squamish traditional territory and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work, learn, and live in this blessed territory.