Offers displays on local history, Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co., West Kootenay Power & Light Co., Rossland/Red Mountain Skiing history, and other interesting exhibits and photographs depicting the early history of Rossland. To view a Virtual Tour of our Exhibits, click here.
Unfortunately, the Gold Mine Tour was permanently closed for safety reasons in 2009. Presently, we show a short video of clips from the tour while we consider options for simulated mine tours!
Our Visitor Centre…
Is located at the museum for all our visitors’ travel information needs. We carry provincial accommodation guides, road maps, travel guides, Super Camping and many other provincial, regional and local brochures. It also offers a place to rest and relax with a great view and free Wi-Fi. Ice cream snacks, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate available year-round.
Museum Hours of Operation
Regular Hours: Wednesdays to Saturdays 12:00-17:00
Mid-May to end of June: Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00-17:00
July and August: 7 days a week, 10:00-18:00
School/Group Tours and Facility Rentals within or outside of regular hours may be available throughout the year. Please get in contact for more information!
Children 5 & Under – Free
Youth 17 & Under – $5.00
Students 18+ – $8.00
Seniors 60+ – $8.00
Adults – $10.00
Family Rate – $24.00 (2 adults & their children)
Museum Tour Times
Tours of our outdoor displays ending in a gold panning demonstration are run daily at the following times:
June – 12:00 & 14:00
July-August – 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00 (group tours can also be booked for other times).
Rest of year: Weather-dependent. Please book ahead.
Tours are approximately 1 hour in duration, including gold panning demonstration.
Indoor tours may be available during the winter months. Please book ahead.
Group Rates are available for groups of over fifteen people. Group tours must make a reservation by calling the museum at 250-362-7722 or by fax 250-362-5379 or Toll Free: (888) 448-7444 or email info @ rosslandmuseum.ca with at least 48 hours of notice.
School groups are welcome and we have a number of existing curriculum-based programs for all grades. Popular highlights are gold panning and viewing the mineral samples. Teachers are welcome to prepare their own learning outcome or worksheet and we have past samples available on request. Tours usually run about 1.5 hours with gold panning included.
Please book early for your preferred date and time by calling the museum at 250-362-7722 or by fax 250-362-5379 or Toll Free: (888) 448-7444 or email info @ rosslandmuseum.ca
Grade 10 through University Level students find our complex a great introduction to mining history and the geology of our area. The Geology Building houses an extensive collection from all over the world. There is historical geologic and processing equipment, and a hands on rock specimen display. We also have an industrial mineral collection showing the importance of minerals in Canada’s history. Please book early for your preferred date and time by calling the museum at 250-362-7722 or by fax 250-362-5379 or Toll Free: (888) 448-7444 or email info @ rosslandmuseum.ca
The Museum is available for birthdays or special event bookings. Please email info @ rosslandmuseum.ca for more information or to seek availability. A booking form will need to be completed and can be downloaded by clicking here.
We can provide a programmed birthday tailored to your theme for an additional fee.
The Cominco Theatre can also be booked for movie parties/film showings – 30 seats (additional seats possible).
Annual Museum memberships are also available, which include programming discounts. You can download a Membership Application by clicking here, or these are available in the museum lobby.