Hedley Mining Museum - Hedley, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 21.385 W 120° 04.669
10U E 712192 N 5471185
Quick Description: This is a great little museum on the corner of Haynes Street and Daly Avenue, at the south end of the little village of Hedley.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 1/21/2015 4:05:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMN90G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MikeGolfJ3
Views: 4

Long Description:
As did a great many communities in British Columbia, Hedley came into existence solely because gold was found on Nickel Plate mountain immediately east of Hedley in 1898. Eventually more than 120 kilometres of tunnels was dug in the mountain and well over a million ounces of gold was eventually taken out. Mining ceased in 1955 but was begun anew in 1986, this time with an open pit mine. It continued for ten years then shut down permanently.

The Hedley Museum is a large collection of artefacts primarily from the pioneering and mining era of the town. Included in the collection is one of almost everything one could have used or owned in those days, from mining tools and equipment to household artefacts and business memorabilia. The museum also holds a large collection of vintage photographs, many reprinted and organized into albums for one to view.

In front of the building is an old "Mucking Machine" which was used prior to 1955 to load and haul blasted ore from the mine. Also within the building are the visitor centre and washrooms while outside is a picnic area and a telescope on the porch which enables viewing of the remaining buildings of the Mascot Mine, the second mine to operate on the mountain.

Admission is by donation.

At present the museum's website doesn't seem to be working, so I've included the village's website below instead.

Mascot Mine
Mascot Mine as viewed from the museum

Community and mining history of Hedley.

Street Address:
712 Daly Avenue Hedley, British Columbia V0X 1K0

Food Court: no

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
September 1 to September 30 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Monday to Friday September 2 to Thanksgiving 10:00 am to 3:00pm - Monday through Thursday September 2 to Thanksgiving Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 4:00 After Thanksgiving: Closed for the winter though one may visit by appointment.

Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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