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Steampunk HQ

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Address: 1 Itchen Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
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+64 27 778 6547
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Steampunk hq, which opened in november 2011, is an art collaboration...

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.

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Wonderful and special

We really enjoyed our visit to the steampunk HQ. It is a unique place from imaginative individuals. Entry is not expensive ($10 adults, $2 Kids, $20 family) and there are many... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tel Aviv
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the steampunk HQ. It is a unique place from imaginative individuals. Entry is not expensive ($10 adults, $2 Kids, $20 family) and there are many art pieces which are special. Don't miss "the portal", you'll know when you are there (I won't spoil the surprise) and do it a few times.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

$10 entry for adults. Give about 1 hour to tour within the museum and smaller area outside. Interesting visit will be the "portal" room where it has a futuristic display.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have got a bit of time on your hands, do check out this place. It contains all kinds of metal sculptures/structures, and an odd type of church organ that 'translates' tones into other sounds. "The Portal", a door to other worlds, is a must-see. The steam locomotive in front of the premises does make noise after you've made... More 

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Cranebrook, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had never even heard of Steampunk before we came across this place. We thought it looked funky so decided to go in. Our 4 year old loved it. I thought it was fun and interesting even though I don't really understand it. The portal room is trippy but amazing!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped off in Oamaru and decided to pop into the museum. It is 10$ to get in. It is full of rather strange and weird machinery and contraptions. Definitely worth seeing and gaining a different view point to the world!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I would have never expected this place. "Crazy and waky" art BUT in a very clever way. Brilliant use of old wares with max creativity. A journey in a parallel world. Something out of Mad Max, only better. Pity I'll miss the Festival in June. Do put a coin at the front of the locomotive for some fire tricks and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful collection of fantastic exhibits all made from old steam related scrap items. The atmosphere is a bit spooky but perfectly handleable

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we watched the old train when it was in the main street a few years ago, and this is our first time back in Oamaru since. This museum was top of our "to do" list. Amazing. Best magical destination ever. We were thoroughly captivated by the exhibits. Such creativity. Am in awe of theses artists.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never heard of the Steampunk although looking into it it does seem an interesting genre. Walking around Oamaru it is quite easy to see how the author was inspired as a train track runs through the centre and the area has a strange vibe about it. A must for any fan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was awesome and a fantastic dedication of art to a genre so hard to come by. The art itself and the worldly creations were all excellent and a must see. It was inspiring and I hope to visit again in future during the annual steampunk festival. It would be mind blowing to see all this at and creations... More 

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