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Britannia Mine Museum

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Address: 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, British Columbia V0N 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: 1-604-896-2233
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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What was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire is now a...

What was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire is now a multi-award winning attraction. Britannia Mine Museum opens up a little-seen world that fascinates all ages. Just like miners did, visitors climb aboard a mine train and rumble into an authentic tunnel. Entertaining guides describe the workings of drills and tools from the past century. Every visit includes gold panning with the chance to take home frequent findings. A captivating 15-minute film re-creates the past and reveals how families turned their isolated surroundings into pleasant experiences. The Family Play Area keeps young ones entertained. A glittering gift shop offers unique stones and carvings. To get there, head north on the Sea to Sky Highway. 1/2 way between Vancouver and Whistler.

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Worth multiple visits; Fantastic guides

I've been to the mine museum multiple times and it keeps me coming back. Today I went with my 6 year old boy and 3 year old girl, and all three of us loved it. The tour of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to the mine museum multiple times and it keeps me coming back. Today I went with my 6 year old boy and 3 year old girl, and all three of us loved it. The tour of the old mine shaft was awesome and had my kids captivated the whole time. I would like to especially mention the tour... More 

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Orange County
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I dropped by here for a restroom break, and decided to stay and take a tour around the mines. It was surprisingly fun and educational. Our tour guide Rebeca was very knowledgeable and helpful. She was funny as well. I strongly recommend her for a tour guide. We took a small train ride into the mine, and... More 

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Taplow Buckinghamshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have driven past Britannia mines many times and never visited. I think the modern looking eyesore of a building out me off some. My mistake! Inside its renovated interior is a mechanical revelation. The five storey modern exterior conceals an almost Dickensian nightmare if wood style and concrete which is the five storey processing plant for he thousands of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting tour including a trip underground with well informed guide who had several quirky, humourous stories to tell. Part of the Heritage site was closed for filming - but that meant we could 'Star-watch' instead. We visited as part of a full day package so time was a little bit limited (but still sufficient to see the majority).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been spending a week in the area and a friend suggested checking out the mine. It was a great suggestion. We arrived about 1045 and had plenty of time to look at all the information and fun activities before our 1130 tour. We have 3.5 year old twins and they had a great time. They planned for gold played... More 

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Ocoee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was part of a tour and it was OK but we could have done without it. The ride into the mine was cool but not very far. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Some neat old buildings and machinery. The kids liked the panning for gold part. Other than that, not much to see or do.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After many years of procrastinating, I finally made the trip to Britannia Beach and took a tour of the Mine. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well kept all the buildings were and the abundance of artifacts. The grounds are very clean and enjoyable to walk around in. You're first experience is a rather amusing, historical short film -... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great tour and lots of explanation of mining operations and the environmental story was very interesting. The museum itself is small but again very informative. Good way to spend an afternoon and come back with new found knowledge of this great industry.

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the tour at the mine, which was great. The lady was super enthusiastic. She could almos be an actress, that how good she explained and almost acted like a miner. I love how they show you a few tools in action. Also the mine cart tour was fun, but way shorter than expected, which was a bit dissappointing.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting, well led tour of this historic mine. We learned a lot about mining operations and found the environmental story fascinating! A bit of a drive but well worth it!

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