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Wow, wow & wow. The incredible visions that artist have amaze me. To see vessels, machinery & steel... read more

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Yeppoon, Australia
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We enjoyed our visit to this quirky and fun museum/exhibition in Oamaru. The light exhibit is... read more

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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow, wow & wow. The incredible visions that artist have amaze me. To see vessels, machinery & steel ( that I’ve worked with all my life) recreated into Steampunk is mind boggling . Thank you.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank LesE522
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this quirky and fun museum/exhibition in Oamaru. The light exhibit is particularly striking but it’s well worth the entrance fee.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank BigKevTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best 10 bucks I've spent in a long time! Very weird and original concept and the more you look the more you see! The out-of-character Portal lightbox was an amazing bonus to the whole experience. Now hoping to return one year during the 1-week Steampunk...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MichaelDH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really did not know what to expect but after checking it out by the front door we decided to spring for the NZ 10 pp fee. What a gas!!! This is a local artist constructed interpretation of last 19th/early 20th century sci-fi in some wild...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Halibuthunter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I loved all of the artwork at this museum. We spent maybe and hour or two looking through and interacting with all of the rooms. We especially loved the lights room.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Melchick227
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you visit this one of a kind attraction, reasonable entry fees make it family friendly, young and old would appreciate what it has to offer

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Debzjreed1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Steampunk is an odd (to me) esthetic that is half Mad Max, half Queen Victoria. Steampunk HQ is an museum-like attraction that features a lot of what appear to be rusty, decaying pieces of metal and old electronics shaped into weird and wonderful works of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank danieldD3142KK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on a recent road trip, loved the place, great experience well worth spending time here

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank rossd129
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

-Interesting, one off experience -Unique, one of a kind nature -Seemed in disrepair. Needed updating. Many things didn’t work. Light room didn’t work. -Overpriced $10 per adult or $20 family of four. Price too high for the quality of the experience. -Lots of things to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KarakiaKitKat
Reviewed January 10, 2019

I just totally love this place. Don't miss it. While you are in there, make sure to visit "The Portal" such a treat. Take your time and really look closely at everything.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Alli C
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November 5, 2016|
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Response from sphq_mgmt | Property representative |
Hi there, I have heard that shore excursions to Oamaru are about to start on some cruise liners so check that out. If not, you would have to rent a car in Dunedin and drive the 1 1/2 hours to Oamaru. The drive is scenic... More
February 15, 2016|
Response from LizzieSlothouber | Reviewed this property |
yes its wheelchair accessible BUT you have to be very careful ... as its dark inside ... lots of twists and turns and when you get outside .. the ground is small stones ... a bit of a challenge ... hope that helps :)
January 13, 2016|
Response from sphq_mgmt | Property representative |
$10 adult, $2 child, $20 family