The Britannia Mine Museum is fully open to the public. All of our exhibits are running, including Copper Quest and our multi-sensory, live-action show, BOOM! We have enhanced our sanitization protocols and will be limiting tour numbers in order to accommodate appropriate social distancing and capacity requirements. As such, advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. Please see here for admission reservation times including Underground tours.
Here's Kirstin Clausen, who retired as the Museum's Executive Director in December 2020, discussing site safety procedures with Krissy Vann from CTV News.
A maximum of 20 guests will now be permitted on tours of the Underground. Guests will be separated into groups, to ensure adequate isolation and spacing. Separation and isolation protocols will also be followed for the BOOM! show. Guests are asked to be mindful of site signage regarding entrances/exits, room capacity limits, hygiene, and social distancing instructions. As well as enhanced sanitization protocols and limited tour numbers, we have also placed social distancing Indicators, and we have ramped up our staff training to ensure that both staff and guests have a safe and fun-filled time.
Public programming activities have also resumed following a hiatus to review protocols. All activities will follow the hygiene and distancing guidelines used elsewhere at the Museum. In addition, any objects or materials available to be handled by a visitor will have been quarantined, sanitized or otherwise treated to reduce potential transmission, prior to the activity.