What’s On This Summer at the Britannia Mine Museum
Posted on: July 20, 2023
Summer 2023 at the Britannia Mine Museum is rockin'!
If you are planning exciting adventures in Squamish this summer, we have one to add to your list! The Britannia Mine Museum has a range of captivating exhibits and engaging programs that delve into the fascinating past of our region's mining industry. This National Historic Site offers an exceptional experience for history enthusiasts, families, and curious minds alike. Let’s take a look at what the Britannia Mine Museum has on offer and why it should be on everyone’s summer bucket list.
1. Behind the Scenes Tour of Mill No. 3
Step back in time with this new immersive tour of Mill No. 3 at the Britannia Mine Museum. The Behind the Scenes tour will allow small groups of visitors to travel with guides up the first three levels of the Mill to experience the unique views of Mill No. 3, a 100-year-old copper concentrator that was once the heartbeat of the mine.
Guests will climb 126 stairs of the iconic stairwell, take a close look at authentic machinery as they witness up close the sheer scale of the operations. This unique, 60 minute experience will be available from July 8th through August 31st 2023, with a maximum of six guests per tour. Must be 18+
2. 100 Year Celebration of Mill No. 3 Exhibit
Join the Britannia Mine Museum in commemorating a century of Mill No. 3 with a special exhibition. Discover the significant milestones, triumphs, and challenges that shaped the mill's rich history. Through interactive displays, captivating artifacts, and engaging narratives, this exhibit offers visitors a deep understanding of the legacy left by this iconic structure.
3. Summer Kids Programming: Mini Mud Monsters and Chemistry of Clean Up
The Britannia Mine Museum understands the importance of inspiring young minds. This summer, they are offering two exciting programs for kids: Mini Mud Monsters and Chemistry of Clean Up.
From Thursdays to Saturdays, Mini Mud Monsters lets children explore the amazing insects and aquatic animals that live in Britannia Creek.
From Sundays to Wednesdays, Chemistry of Clean Up educates children about the environmental impact of mining and the steps taken for remediation. Kids will learn about the fascinating world of environmental chemistry while participating in interactive workshops and demonstrations.
These programs not only entertain but also encourage the next generation to appreciate science and the importance of responsible resource management.
4. Boom! Experience
Get ready for an explosive adventure at the Britannia Mine Museum's Boom! Experience. This thrilling light, sound, and special effects experience brings all twenty stories of the mill back to life, sharing the Mill’s captivating story and its thunderous roar.
5. Underground Tour
No visit to Britannia Mine Museum is complete without exploring the depths of the historic mine on the Underground Tour. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, venture into the dark tunnels and learn about the challenges faced by miners in their quest for valuable minerals. Experience the unique atmosphere of the underground world and gain an understanding of the daily lives of miners.
For a summer adventure that combines history, education, and excitement, the Britannia Mine Museum is the place to be. You won’t want to miss the chance to delve into the rich history of Britannia Beach and create lasting memories with friends and family.