Steampunk HQ, Oamaru

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#1 of 8 in Museums in Oamaru
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Steampunk HQ and other Oamaru attractions using our handy Oamaru day trip site .
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  • Such a great place to visit! So many fascinating things to look at and for kids to explore! Highly recommend it. We went two days in a row.  more »
  • Good but not amazing, a definite must do in Oamaru though. Was only $10 per adult. Should sell some beers in there or something as well, was in and out in about 10 minutes.  more »
  • My husband and I visited this place and enjoyed very much. It was good to remember about things from past. The portal experience was exelant.  more »
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  • Pretty cool place. Our kids really enjoyed playing round on the displays, and the fact you can climb in and on everything was brilliant. Would be cool to see more exhibits. The portal was also excellent. Worth a visit.
  • Definitely worth a visit if passing through. They have obviously put in a lot of effort to get it where it is today but I suspect that it can be developed a lot more yet. Only takes 30 minutes or so to walk through and 'the portal' is definitely worth a visit. Makes an interesting break from the rest of the historic area.
  • Great place to go and visit. Lovely helpful staff. And very reasonable price of $10 to get in. We enjoyed our time in steampunk hq 😊
  • In this world of usefulness, pure artistic unusefullness is a bless. Good steampunk spirit but I think that it could be pushed more higher... good job
  • Pretty good, a must-do if you are visiting Oamaru. Perhaps a little overwhelming, worth looking at slowly on the way out as well as on the way in. Is okay to take photos, which is nice.

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