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Blacks Point Museum

Goldmining and the challenge of extracting this precious metal from ore is the key feature of this museum, housed in an historic building of the area. View the Waiuta mine model. Transport yourself back by browsing through old local newspapers on microfiche, photographs and through items used in daily living which are on display from the early mining days.

About 100 metres further along the road is a water-driven stamper, a unique working example of how quartz was crushed for the extraction of gold.

Collection Type
History, Natural History, Technology


Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 10, Reefton 8290


Visitor Information
Physical address iconFranklin Street, Blacks Point, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconOct-April: Wed-Fri 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm Sat-Sun 1pm-4pm May-Sept: By arrangement
Charges iconAdults $5 Children $3 Family $15


Facilities
Wheelchair accessParking
Museum brochures



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