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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  • I love steampunk so this might impact my review. Steampunk HQ costs $10 per adult to get in. Well worth it. There are a number of quirky bits and pieces in the main room including a fascinating pipe o...  more »
  • I promised my daughter I would call in & take a look when we went through Oamaru. I enjoyed it but my wife wasn't so keen. Check out the Project room.....excellent  more »
  • The outside of this place beckons one to pay the small charge to enter. Interesting approach to metal welding and machines that seem to have come of a Mad Max movie. An entertaining experience.  more »
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  • 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.
  • A place with many interesting things to see and do. Bring some coins to get the train show going
  • 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.
  • Cool place, a lot of interesting things and very interactive. Portal is a must-see, I went twice.
  • 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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