Here’s a fun fact! Did you know that the Britannia Mine Museum was once the largest copper mine in the entire (then) British Empire? That’s a pretty impressive feat!
Now, it happens to be a hugely popular attraction for families and kids to visit, because you can see what life as a miner was like, learn all about the history of mining, and enjoy some fun hands-on activities to keep you entertained!
The Britannia Mine Museum tells the story from past, present, and even into the future. The site itself is an exhibit, so everywhere you look, you will be learning! From historical machinery, to heritage buildings, there is so much to see and do!
Kids can explore some of the equipment that once made the Britannia Mine great, and even see working Lime Tanks, ore carts, and mucking machines.
There are permanent exhibits that offer insights into the social history, and the mining history too. You can see a restored ambulance car, to a car that squeezed in 16 miners.
Don’t miss the underground tour at the Britannia Mine Museum either! You can see first hand what it would have been like to be a miner back in 1914, when you climb aboard the mine train and head through the early haulage tunnel. There, tour guides will be on hand to tell you all about the mining efforts with actual working drills!
If that wasn’t enough, kids will love the chance to pan for gold, or they can play in the giant sand pit!
There are so many things to see and do, indoors and outdoors at the Britannia Mine Museum, make sure you head out ready for a day of adventure, discovery, learning, and FUN!