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Multi-award-winning Britannia Mine Museum offers an immersive experience of an iconic National Historic Site. Through a range of exhibits, tours and a live-action show, guests experience what it was like to be working and living in a remote, tight-knit community and consider their own personal connection with materials mined today.
Passionate, friendly interpreter hosts bring history to life, sharing real miners’ stories of challenges and accomplishments. Highlights included a ride through The Underground on a mine train, early mining demonstrations in the haulage tunnel, panning for gemstones (you can keep what you find!), and the live-action, multi-sensory experience of BOOM! in the landmark Mill building.
The BOOM! Show is Britannia’s newest attraction, offering a thrilling, 15-minute live-action experience that utilizes special effects, state-of-the-art technology, multiple screens, and over thirty speakers, bringing one of the world’s most striking industrial buildings roaring back to life. A tactile exploration of Canadian industrial heritage and mining’s modern relevance, the Museum offers an immersive and authentic learning experience. History constantly evolves at the Museum, connecting the past, present and future of Canadian mining. Presenting historical and current information in fun, interactive and relatable formats allows guests to reflect on what mining means to them today, and what it means for future generations.
As a charitable organization, the Museum is self-supporting in its ability to earn revenues to maintain operations, research, exhibits and programs. Each admission, gift shop purchase, site rental, membership and donation helps preserve Canadian heritage and presents mining’s relevance today and towards a sustainable future.