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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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  • We did the few rocks on the beach thing (Moeraki Boulders)... then came here and were blown away! What an amazing use of left brain imaginings. The light show takes you to a whole new world. Must see!...  more »
  • We were two 30-year olds and a 72 year old, visiting just because we wanted to stop somewhere on the way to Dunedin and this looked too weird to miss. We showed up thinking we had about an hour until ...  more »
  • People who like Streampunk would definitely here. Bizarre Museum and nice owners. Alone, the space 'the portal' is already commendable. The rocker loves German and tell from'm sewing box.
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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.