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The BC Museum of Mining

Visitors to the BC Museum of Mining on the Underground Adventure.
Visitors to the BC Museum of Mining
on the Underground Adventure.
Photograph courtesy of Bob Brant.

Opened in 1975, the BC Museum of Mining explores mining, past, present and future. Central to the Museum is historic Mill #3. As well as seeing the Mill first hand, visitors can experience:
  • Gold panning – keep the real gold you find!
  • Underground tours through a tunnel created in 1912
  • Mining demonstrations and hands on activities
  • Haul Truck
  • Museum displays that explore BC mining history
  • Chatterbox Gifts with extensive gift items, rocks and minerals
The Museum is open 7 days a week from the May long weekend until Thanksgiving, with regular Underground tours conducted daily. During low season, tours are available by contacting the Museum. School and group tours are offered year round.

For more information on our services, you can contact us at 1-800-896-4044 ext. 0 or by email at general@bcmuseumofmining.org. You can also visit our website at www.bcmuseumofmining.org.

The Britannia Project

The Britannia Project is our planned vision for the future. The Project will respect history, celebrate the fragility and regenerative powers of the earth, and profile Canada’s leadership in resource development and environmental stewardship. It will demonstrate how innovation, leadership and sustainability can provide the foundation for responsible mineral development around the world.

The Britannia Project is a vision shared among the many distinguished partners of the Britannia Beach Historical Society, which operates the BC Museum of Mining. It will transform a mining legacy site into one of Canada’s premiere world-class destinations celebrating history, regeneration and sustainability. Please visit www.britanniaproject.com for more information.



BCMM 984.79.26 Celebrating May Day at Britannia Beach. c. 1930 BCMM 13489. A worker standing on the half constructed Mill. 1922. BCMM 13505. The Mill under construction. 1922. BCMM 11828. A family at Britannia Beach. c.1930. BCMM 12314. Visit of The Most Honourable George Freeman Thomas, later Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon, Governor General of Canada to Britannia Beach. c. 1929 BCMM 13489. A worker standing on the half constructed Mill. 1922.