- Visit the award-winning Britannia Mine Museum
- Explore the state-of-the-art museum with many exhibits, films and hands-on activities
- Take a ride on a mine train and go deep into an authentic mining tunnel
- Learn how to pan for gold and then keep your findings!
- Learn about the science and history of mining from knowledgeable tour guides
Recent Photos of This Tour
What You Can Expect
Explore the numerous educational exhibits, films, displays and hands-on activities within the state-of-the-art museum. Then, just like miners did, climb aboard a mine train and rumble into a real mine tunnel. Your knowledgeable guide will transport you into the past; many of the guides actually worked at the mines before they closed in the 1970s!
Get a first-hand look at the history of mining as you discover the inner workings of the massive mill building, once the heartbeat of the Britannia community and today one of the last remaining gravity- fed mills in North America. After, learn how to mine gold at the gold-panning station and then take home the treasures you find!
Doesn't look like much from the exterior but don't let that discourage you. Lots of fun for the entire family and really interesting too...
We had a 9 year old and a 16 year old on this tour and they enjoyed it just as much as the adults! Highly recommend this trip and spending an hour or so in the self guided museum and gold panning area.
We learned a lot about the history of mining here, and enjoyed panning for gold
excellent and fun my 2 year old had a blast playing around and my wife and I enjoyed it immensly would recomend for anyone
For people with curious minds, this tour is for you. Good information on how the mining industry had evolved from it's early years to present. Great for kids. The fun part was panning for gold at the end of the tour.