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. 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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  • October 12, 2017
    Went with my children (5 & 3.5), some parts were too scary for them - mainly inside, but we spent over an hour outside playing with the old machinery which was a great hit.  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    What does $10 get you ? Two coffees or entry to an amazing eclectic themed gathering of artwork. Even if your not into Steampunk you will still enjoy this display. Afterwards get those two cups of cof...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    I'm not really a steampunk fan but thought we'd go and visit Steampunk HQ while in Oamaru recently. The Irish girl who served us (and spoke to us for quite some time after we'd finished looking around...  more »
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  • September 16, 2017
    Many quirky and interesting things here and well worth the money. Be sure to check everything out. The staff here were very friendly. We spent about an hour here.
  • August 24, 2017
    A place with many interesting things to see and do. Bring some coins to get the train show going
  • May 30, 2017
    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.
  • August 7, 2017
    Cool place, a lot of interesting things and very interactive. Portal is a must-see, I went twice.
  • January 31, 2017
    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.

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