Bralorne Pioneer Museum
Tourism Region: Chilcotin/Cariboo
The Bralorne Pioneer Museum Society was formed in 1977 to preserve the history of the Bridge River Valley which consists of several small communities-Bralorne,Gold Bridge,Gun Creek,Gun Lake,Tyax Lake and Marshall Lake.
Some of the historical buildings still standing are the Bralorne Mine,Bralorne Hospital,Boultbe Memorial Church (recently restored by the Bridge River Valley Community Church Society),Jail House,the Model Bakery,the Bralorne-Pioneer Office Building (now a motel)and the Bralorne Community Hall.The Museum itself is in the old high-school industrial education building located.
Other sites include the graveyard in Gold Bridge,Standard Cabin,Green Mountain Lookout Cabin and the Will Haylmore Property(mining agent and placer claim).
About the Collections
Mining artifacts and historical data on communities of Pioneer, Bralorne, Gold Bridge We have sections on Sports:hockey, bowling, baseball, weightlifting, sking,rifle shooting. School: pictures of classes all events that went will school activities.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 10000.
Hand made jewellry,period costumes 7 uniforms
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Furniture or Furnishings •
Furniture or Furnishings
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Medical History and Technology
Military History and Technology
Earth Science and Geological Collections
Minerals • Rocks • Precious Stones (Lapidary) • Drill Cores
Services & Activities
Mining Exhibits and How They lived in their family life.
Our staff will help you to look up and answer any questions
Conservation or Restoration •
Other: Information gathering on request
The museum hangs groups of pictures in our post office ,library,development building and info centre
A Walk Through Time In The Bridge River Valley Mining Era
Information Centre or Desk
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Other: Water,phone,local history & local minig info
Volunteer Services Available
Number of Volunteers: 8-10
Activities: tour guides, management and maintenance
Membership $10.00 a year, a yearly letter from the museum of ongoing events and projects, free admission for themselves and families when presenting member card
Local Tourism Links
Facebook Page: Search Bralorne Pioneer Museum on facebook and click the LIKE button. Updates and photo of the day!!!
Publications and Products
museum pamphlets,local history books,postcards
400 Hawkes Ave
Bralorne, British Columbia
Bralorne Pioneer Museum
Box 40, Bralorne, British Columbia
Hours of Operation
museum exhibits, May long weekend till October long weekend
May Long Weekend to October Long Weekend
Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Season closed Jan 1st till May 20
Oct 16 till Dec 31
$ 4.00 per person
Kids under 6 Free
Members & Families Free