Steampunk HQ, Oamaru

4.2
#1 of 8 in Museums in Oamaru
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
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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  • Our first trip to oamaru a few years back we run out of time to visit Steam punk so when we found ourselves in Oamaru again it was the first thing we wanted to check out! Theybare already a...  more »
  • The exterior spaces are promising and would work well for functions and events. The interior zones are okayed some of the assembled creations are good but overall there isn't enough interactivity...  more »
  • Was great to see the art and creativity of people. Go here, affordable to get in and I could fit my wheelchair around easily  more »
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  • Great museum. It's pretty interactive which is great. You can appreciate all the material exhibited. Suitable for all ages. Highly recommended!
  • What an awesome little museum in a cool Victorian town. Amazing sculptures. It was like walking through a Mad Max set. Definitely check it out if you can!
  • If you are around Oamaru this place is absolutely worth visiting. It's fully interactive with great visual and sound installations, the sculptures are really lovely. For little money a most entertaining hour or two.
  • One of the best little unique museums I've visited. It may not be the biggest or up to date but it has it's own homemade charm and timeless quality. If you happen to be in Oamaru it's worth a half hour or so your time in between the brewery and the penguins.
  • Truly a unique, interactive experience. Equally as interesting is the artist behind the art pieces. The outdoor section was fun, got a lot of great pictures with the locomotive and was equally impressed with how someone could transform old steel into such amazing art pieces...

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