It is Britannia Mine Museum's objective to make its site as accessible as possible. However, since this is an actual industrial site from the early 1900's, not all areas are yet wheelchair accessible. We are working to re-structure many areas and make them more wheelchair accessible. Our ongoing efforts will continue in this direction. We participate in the Access 2 Entertainment Program.
Please use the online booking code ACCESS at the bookings portal. This code is good for one caregiver. An ACCESS2 card will need to be shown at the admissions window.
Currently, the Museum is accessible to wheelchairs in the following areas:
- The Beaty Lundin Vistor Centre. Includes the theater, interactive exhibits and "Natures Art" mineral gallery.
- The Britannia Story building. Exhibits of Britannia, its history and pioneers.
- The historic Mill building
- The Gold Panning Pavilion.
- The Company Store.
- Parking lot. Disability parking to the left of the entrance plaza, handy to Company Store and ticket window.
- Majority of washrooms.
Accessibility in the following areas is dependent on mobility levels:
Underground Tour: There is no wheelchair access to the entrance of the Underground. Visitors will need to climb 48 steps (3 sets of 16) to reach the tunnel entrance. There are no step at the tunnel exit – instead there is a downhill gravel slope. The ground is uneven in places inside the Underground tunnel.
Heritage Buildings: Hertiage buildings have a raised threshold that can be difficult for wheelchairs to navigate.
Machine Shop: Access to the Machine Shop is possible by way of pavement slabs, uneven gravel, and a few stairs. Inside, a ramp allows access to the Temporary Exhibit space.
On-Site: The site utilizes a mixture of gravel, concrete, and wooden boardwalks.
For further information or to discuss accessibility options, please call 1-800-896-4044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.