Mahi Tupuna- Blackball Museum of Working Class History
Blackball’s history is as deep and rich as the coal mines in the surrounding hills. The Museum is a charming place, made up mainly of informative panels, some as dark as coal, others that will bring an unexpected smile. The Blackball Memorial Wheel stands behind the main museum. It has 29 panels, 29 tiles, for the 29 men lost in the 2010 Pike River disaster.
The Blackball’s Inn and ’08 café
The Blackball’s Inn and ’08 café opening in August 2019 will be a gathering place for folk to enjoy good food, hot coffee, craft beer and fine wine all in a cosy relaxed atmosphere amidst books, photos and history in Blackball’s CBD. The licensed Inn, which will accommodate 8, will be open seven days for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.