Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach

Learn about the processes and history of British Columbia’s mining industry at Britannia Mine Museum. Ride a mine train into the depths of the earth as the staff explains the processes used in mining. Learn how to pan for gold with the help of a staff member, or see where the Scooby-Doo movies were filmed inside the mine. The museum sits outside the mines and has many artifacts and facts for visitors of all ages. Add Britannia Mine Museum and other attractions to your Britannia Beach trip itinerary using our Britannia Beach trip builder tool .
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  • This was the 2nd time i have been there and it was interesting again. You get a 20 minute tour of the underground, ride in a mine car, see them demonstrate some of the drills that they used and the en...  more »
  • We hadn't been in about 30 years and were very impressed with the renovations, the well organized tour, the exhibits and the new Boom Show. Our tour guide through the mine was engaging for everyone. V...  more »
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  • This place is more than a museum, this is a living historic place. The mine tour is very simple, yet very rich experience. I don't know about the others, but our tour guide was very humble and friendly young person with lots to tell and share about the history of that place. We went there on 50% discounted family day for residents and definitely worth it. Mine tour itself lasts about 40 minutes. Full experience including short movie and exploring around can take 1.5-2 hours depending on your pace.
  • Great museum to visit. Lots to see and explore. The tour is definitely worth it. It's hard to believe that this place was such a booming and essential part of our national economy right under our noses. It's hard to fathom just how people a generation ago lived, but this place provides some insight and inspiration. Can't wait until the expansion exhibit opens. It would be neat to explore some of the tunnels too. Do they have tunnel exploration days?
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