Our Policies at the Britannia Mine Museum
The Britannia Mine Museum (BMM) is a self-supporting, non-profit society established in 1971 to preserve the material and social history of mining in British Columbia, and to educate the public about mining. All revenues from admissions, gift shop sales, donations and the sale of memberships directly fund our operations. To operate our unique, entertaining and memorable experiences for visitors, and to comply with the Mines Act (provincial law), there are policies in place which visitors should be aware of. Please take note of the following policies.
The visitor to the Britannia Mine Museum (BMM) assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property loss resulting from any cause whatsoever including but not limited to the risks, dangers or hazards from being on an historic industrial mining site, travel within or beyond the public site boundaries, negligence, breach of contract or breach of statutory duty of care on the part of the BMM. The BMM collectively refers to the BMM, the Britannia Mine Museum Society (BMS) and their employees, agents, independent contractors, subcontractors, representatives, successors, sponsors and assigns. The visitor agrees that any litigation involving BMM shall be solely within the Province of British Columbia and its courts and shall be governed by and interpreted solely in accordance to its laws.
No alcohol is permitted underground. No impaired persons are allowed underground. Hard Hats are to be worn at all times underground. During the underground demonstrations, there are short durations of loud noises – parents with infants may chose to skip this portion (ear protection is available). Comfortable shoes are recommended to explore the site and underground; warm clothing is recommended for underground.
The BMM is a non-smoking site. Smoking is not permitted anywhere.
Photography, Filming and Video
You are welcome to take and share images (still photos, film footage) of the BMM’s photogenic buildings and sights, for personal use. The reuse or reproduction of your images for commercial purposes is prohibited unless you have received prior written consent from the BMM. The BMM is the rightful holder of all images taken at the BMM.
Assistance dogs are welcome. Pets are not allowed on site.
Strollers are permitted into the BMM for use around the site and in the buildings however strollers are not permitted underground. Stroller parking is available whilst visitors are underground.
The majority of the BMM is handicap-accessible; however the underground is not. There are 48 steps to reach the departure point of the underground train. For more detailed information on site accessibility, please click here.
Food and drink are not permitted to be consumed in any exhibit buildings or underground. Seating is positioned around the site for visitors to use.
Youth 16 years and over may enter the facility without an accompanying adult, however only those 18 years and older may do the underground tour unaccompanied by an adult. Children 15 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult or guardian aged 16 or over (18 for the underground tour). The BMM reserves the right to verify the age and identity of unaccompanied minors or young guardians.
Should a visitor require first aid, this should be reported immediately to a BMM member of staff, who will call a first aid attendant.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found items will be retained in The Company Store for a period of 6 months.
Tour times listed are subject to change due to unforeseen situations that may cause a conflict. You need to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to a scheduled tour time in order to have enough time to purchase a ticket and get to the train pavilion: for example, for the 4 PM tour, arrive by at least 3.40 PM.