Since the classic McCabe & Mrs Miller in 1971, Britannia Beach has been the location for a large number of feature films and dozens of popular TV series. The stunning Mill 3 and underground tunnel at the Britannia Mine Museum have been the settings for mainly science fiction and horror genres. As the Museum is a non-profit organization with no core funding, the revenue gained from site rental to the film industry makes an important contribution to our operating costs.
The Britannia Mine Museum is proud to have the designation of being a National Historic Site. With this title comes the responsibility of offering a world-class experience and we pride ourselves at being able to offer this even when filming is occurring on site.
Over 50 feature films and dozens of popular TV series have been filmed here, including: Scooby Doo 2, Insomnia, MacGyver, Double Jeopardy, Highlander, 21 Jump Street, Outer Limits, We're No Angels, Smallville, The X Files, Dark Angel, Millennium, John Doe, Jeremiah, Alone In The Dark, Free Willy III, Air Bud, Kingdom Hospital, Dead Zone, Intersection, Hope Island, Star Gate, Lost Boys 2, The Guard, Are We There Yet and more. For a full list, check our Film Credits page.
Actors that have filmed here include Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, David Hasselhoff, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Robin Williams, Sean Penn, Henry Winkler, Freddie Prinze, Jr. and more.
If you are in the film industry and looking for information on site rental, please see our Site Rental - Movie Industry section.