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Britannia Mine Museum Admission, Tour and BOOM! Experience

4.8 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Britannia Mine Museum

Britannia Mine Museum Admission, Tour and BOOM! Experience

Activity provider: Britannia Mine Museum

From US$ 29.14 per person

Go on an adventure at Britannia Beach's historic and award-winning copper mine and museum. Get an in-depth look at mining throughout the years, and ride deep into a real mine. Pan for gold, and enjoy Britannia's brand new live-action experience, BOOM!

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  • Discover BOOM!, a fascinating live-action experience in the historic mill
  • Take a guided underground mine tour with an informative guide
  • Try your hand at panning for gold and claim what you find
  • Explore interactive exhibits and the Mineral Gallery
  • Enjoy panoramic views and a ride aboard the underground train
Full description
Britannia Mine Museum opens up a little-seen world that fascinates all ages, turning out awe-inspiring sights and memorable family experiences. Explore 10 acres of historic buildings and artifacts, rumble aboard the underground train as it rolls into authentic mining tunnels, and discover BOOM!, a live-action experience in the historic mill. After entering the site, take a tour with an informative but informal tour guide sharing fun facts about mining, history, and life at Britannia. Learn and engage with interactive exhibits, and push up your sleeves and try out the Gold Panning Pavilion where you can keep what you find. Delight in BOOM!, the greatest show under the earth. Get an introduction to the story, sights, and sounds behind the architectural marvel with an immersive live-action experience inside Mill 3. The experience involves multiple screens, over thirty speakers, and physical and special effects that bring all the stories of the historic mill rumbling back to life.
  • Admission to the Britannia Mine Museum
  • Guided underground tour
  • BOOM! live-action experience in the historic mill
  • Gold panning
  • Access to all other exhibits
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase at onsite cafe)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point

You must show your voucher at the ticket counter before the tour begins. Once you have entered the museum, please walk along the boardwalk until you see a green door. Walk through the green door, then make your way up the stairs to the Train Pavillion where your guide will meet you for the underground portion of the tour.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • You will need to climb 48 stairs to the start of the underground tour
  • Guests will be separated into groups of 4 to ensure adequate isolation and spacing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

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September 26, 2022

September 6, 2022

It was fascinating to learn the history of the site and the show at the end was impressive. Tour guide was knowledgable and made the experience educational and fun. Close to Sea to Sky Gondola and a great drive from Vancouver.

September 5, 2022

Product ID: 340376