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Steampunk HQ, Oamaru

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Fantastical machines come to life at Steampunk HQ, a complex dedicated to the popular world of Victorian-infused alternative history and artwork. Housed within a real Victorian building, the headquarters feature a wide array of the part-retro, part-futuristic hardware and machinery so iconic of the Steampunk genre. Wander the interior sections, marveling at the collection of clocks, artwork, sculptures, and vehicles that make for a strange combination of sci-fi and historical fiction. You'll have a hard time missing premier creations like imagined Victorian-era rockets, fanciful tractors, and the fire-spewing, drill-tipped, demonic-looking steam locomotive out front. With our international travel planner, Oamaru attractions like Steampunk HQ can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • My 9 year old loved this place and my husband amused himself working out where all the sculpture parts were from. I took a heap of reference photos for my son - I am sure this will be an inspiration f...  more »
  • We visited because we'd read about it in the Guardian. Suspend belief and immerse yourself in the experience. I bet you'll come out with a smile on your face! The light show is really worth it!  more »
  • What a great way to fill in time in a cold wet day. This place is amazing, just loved the whole thing. The portal is incredible. So worth the entrance fee. As regular visitors to Oamaru not sure why w...  more »
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  • An interesting collection of weird and wonderful of steam punk creations. Kids will love the place, especially boys as it is hands on in the yard.
  • 10$ entry for an adult. Very lovely museum, if you are in the area, and you like fancy inventions, drop by. Highlight for me is was "The Portal" where you feel like in a endless Matrix.
  • Awesome place. And wicked staff !!!
  • Very different and interesting. Lots of fun and funky steampunk creations!
  • Very quirky and surreal. Make sure you go into the portal.