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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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  • Stumbled into this little gem on our way through Oamaru and im really glad we did, the excibits were awesome and well made. The explanations were interesting and helpful. The massive motorbike in the ...  more »
  • An interesting stop for sure, I'm so glad I went in- the art inside is amazing and interactive. Pleasing the the eye as well, 'the vortex' especially. Make sure you don't miss the outside area as well...  more »
  • It might not be taken seriously as art, but this warehouse of Steampunk sculpture and installations is worth the admission fee, especially for Steampunk fans. Hands on, so great for all ages. The port...  more »
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  • I went with my friends and had a lots of fun especially the portal. All the sculptures and other things were really cool. It was a lot of fun and I would go again.
  • awesome place created with a lot of passion! This HQ and the town around is definitely worth a visit. Combine the visit with some local beer or fresh made delicious croissants at the bakery nearby.
  • Some interesting parts, the mirror room for example, but some not particularly well thought through components as well. Overall a reasonable way yup spend an hour or so for ten bucks.
  • A quirky little museum. Worth a half hour of your time
  • The Oamaru community have done an awesome job bringing the old part of Oamaru back too life. Well worth a visit and a poke around. And don't forget to go down to the harbour side.

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