The Britannia Mine Museum was established in 1971 to preserve the history of mining in British Columbia and educate the public about mining. In September 2010 the first phase of a multi-million dollar redevelopment project was unveiled. Thanks to funding from Teck Resources Limited, it includes a Canadian Mining Hall of Fame exhibit that features the Hall’s inductees - the people who make mining happen - as well as videos highlighting the everyday products that are the raison d’etre of the mining industry.
The Britannia Mine Museum is located at the site of the former Britannia copper mine which operated from 1904-1974. At one time it was the largest copper mine in the British Commonwealth. Its mill was designated a National Historic Site in 1988. For further information, visit www.bcmm.ca.