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The “More than a Mine: Recreation in a Mining Town” summer exhibit showcases the two mining communities, Mount Sheer Townsite and The Britannia Beach.
The life-sized time capsule in the Machine Shop features recreations of how Britannia residents enjoyed various social and recreational activities.
A fully immersive experience that includes a mock mining tent, a mini cabin highlighting the differences between life at the “Town Site” and “The Beach", a Copper Queen throne, a baseball diamond, basketball court, and even a full-size diving board, artefacts and displays.
Drawn from the museum’s historic collection and archives, the exhibit showcases previously unseen objects, photographs, and films which highlight the unique community culture and traditions that strengthened the remote towns and made Britannia an enjoyable place to live.
Life in a remote mining town wasn’t easy. To live in Britannia meant one - and often one's family - would be separated from the world when at work for the Mining Company.
More than 60,000 people and families from over 50 countries worked and lived here during 70 years of operations, from 1904-1974.