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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
0277786547
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Oamaru
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Steampunk hq, which opened in november 2011, is an art collaboration proudly based in oamaru, new zealand. It sets out to portray an industrial... more » Owner description: Steampunk hq, which opened in november 2011, is an art collaboration proudly based in oamaru, new zealand. It sets out to portray an industrial version of steampunk, with a giant sense of humour and larger than life visions of an off the wall steampunk universe. Steampunk HQ is well known for its full scale train engine that spits fire and billows smoke The lonely planet guide rates steampunk hq as one of nz’s best new tourist attractions. « less
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sydney
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We went for a walk with $20 in my pocket and came across Steampunk HQ. My 16yr old daughter knew all about them and talked us into going in. (Family pass $20.. lucky) this place is like nothing I have ever seen before. Art work and sculptures made out of metal and pipes etc. It was eerie a bit creepy... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I enjoyed this place, highly recommended, the gents at the door were very helpful. My daughter loved the light portal.

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Melbourne,, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

I don't really know, but I know what I like, and this certainly appealed to me, a cross between Mad Max, and fallout, or any other post apocalyptic adventure you can think of. An amazing building sets the scene so well for this journey. well worth the few dollars for entry. I am neither young nor artistic, but certainly got... More

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Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We didn't know what to expect but Steampunk HQ was a lot of fun. A lot of work has gone into it and it is well worth a visit.

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Garner, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Don't just look straight ahead, look up, inside and out. A bit pricey. Pictures are allowed. I believe they open at 10 am. My brother-in-law really enjoyed the mechanicals in it.

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Certainly a different type of touristy attraction. Nice to see something out there...The exhibits sure do show an out of the box type of thought space. Watch out for Rappo...he is extremely pationate about what he and his partners have achieved. He can talk for hours on anything steampunk...AND WILL if you let him :) He talks as if the... More

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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is an off the wall stop that you have to see. It contrasts but at the same time fits with what Oamaru is about. Brilliant host working on the day in was in town, more than happy to chat about the HQ.

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Noosa, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you like bizarre and chopped twisted junk it is so steam punk. Absolutely a great gallery space and original work inside. It won't appeal to every ones taste but what a setting an old style Victorian style building. You should make a day of steampunking get in costume and marvel at the style. The guys and girls of Oamaru... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Really nice, I've never been to a gallery like that before. I bought a patch too! Don't forget to go downstairs, the video projected on the wall is sweet and outside you can even enter the train wagon, it's like going back in time.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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139 reviews 139 reviews
39 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a really fun place to explore, it is full of old industrial history which has been turned in to art, often a little scarily. You need a camera as you will be taking loads of photographs for sure. Outside you can climb onto teh trains and tractors, great fun. All in all a very weird but fabulous collection... More

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