As a self-supporting, non-profit organization, the Britannia Mine Museum relies on revenues from donations, ticket sales, gift shop purchases and memberships to maintain operations. In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Museum closed for several months through 2020, and after re-opening, our visitation continues to be affected. We had to drastically reduced tour sizes and site capacity, as well as enhancing staff personal safety training and site sanitization.
Every year students miss out on field trips due financial barriers. In 2019 the Britannia Mine Museum created a Financial Accessibility Fund to be able to offer bursaries for under-served schools to support their field trip to the Britannia Mine Museum.
Diminished site capacity does not necessarily limit our costs: we continue to run tours, open new exhibits, and push ahead with our long term vision of building the museum into a fun-filled, educationally-focused modern institution. The Britannia Mine Museum is fortunate: the spaciousness of the site, with its abundance of outdoor space, means that we remain a low risk destination.
All the same, keeping the doors open isn’t easy. Donations allow the Museum to continue in our mandate of teaching guests about the site’s history, and the vital role played by minerals in contemporary culture. Please consider joining our generous community and offering a donation.
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The Museum is a premier, non-profit organization dedicated to presenting mining's relevance today and towards a sustainable future. 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.