Black's Point Museum
The museum, also known as Reefton Goldfields Museum, is situated about 2km from Reefton in the heart of Blacks Point. The museum building is a piece of history in its own right and is one of many in the Reefton area to be lovingly maintained since pioneering times. The building, constructed of pit-sawn timber, was formerly the old Wesleyan Methodist Church and dates back to 1876.
Once you step inside you will find a fascinating collection, housing thousands of exhibits that display the rich and diverse history of an iconic West Coast town. Blacks Point Museum, records the way of life in a mining town and the mural on the left, painted by local resident and well-known cinematographer Alun Bollinger, is a great depiction of this history.
The museum features school records, cemetery records, town directories, historical photos, artifacts, family trees, books and all kinds of mining memorabilia.
For those researching family history, genealogy, or the history of the Inangahua district please contact John Taylor to make a booking. There is a $20 per half hour fee for the staff research.
The museum's enthusiastic curator, is always willing to explain the history of the area to visitors. For those researching family history, genealogy, or the history of the Inangahua districts history, please contact the curator John Taylor on 0272 125 309 or [email protected] to make a booking.
Please note during winter the Museum is open on request.
Black's Point Museum Admission Price: Adults $5.00 Child $3.00