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MUSEUM: Britannia to mount mill show

A concept design for the new mill experience show at the Britannia Mine Museum. (Image: Britannia Mine Museum)

BRITANNIA BEACH, B.C. – The Britannia Mine Museum has unveiled the concept design for its upcoming mill show experience. This will be a new feature attraction and immersive multi-sensory show that will bring the building back to life. The attraction will  be launched next spring.

The Britannia copper mill operated from the 1920s until 1974, making it one of the last gravity fed concentrators in North America. Today, it is a National Historic Site. The20-storey building can be seen miles away from the waters of Howe Sound thanks to the 14,416 panes of glass replaced by hand when the building was rehabilitated in 2007.

The show is designed to take visitors back in time for an authentic, visceral and acoustic experience. VISTA Collaborative Arts will create and produce the show. The work of Dynamic Attractions, a Port Coquitlam, B.C.-based company specializing in building some of the world’s most iconic and award winning amusement theme park attractions and structures.

Funding for the mill experience has come from federal and the provincial governments, the mining industry, and the museum’s board.

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