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Steampunk HQ, Oamaru
(4.2/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • If you're in Oamaru you can't skip this place, it's simply awesome! It's full of interesting things and you can even interact with a few of them. Some can be a bit creepy, but still it feels like the ...  more »
  • ...still a very cool place to visit and worth the $10 admission. It's more industrial art as opposed to steampunk. Very trippy pieces of art. 
  • Highly recommended stop off with lots of interesting creations to please the whole family. Reasonable admission cost too. Would love to see steampunk fashions too but fully worth a visit. 
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  • An interesting collection of weird and wonderful of steam punk creations. Kids will love the place, especially boys as it is hands on in the yard.
  • 10$ 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.