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Steampunk was a reccommended stop on our travel down the south island. My goodness, what a freaky... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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I loved it :-)

My partner left after 15 minutes signs walked to the harbour. I stayed another hour to make a lot... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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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
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1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steampunk was a reccommended stop on our travel down the south island. My goodness, what a freaky, exciting, hands on experience. Once my 4yr after small hesistation at the door walked through he was...can i really touch it! What creative constructions, and so much fun....More

1  Thank katrinamaree2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult place to review. If you love make-believe, fantasy and role-playing, then steampunk culture can be entertaining. If you prefer authentic representations then this is not worth a visit. However, the building is a fine example of the period. A shame that all the Victorian...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner left after 15 minutes signs walked to the harbour. I stayed another hour to make a lot of photos. I could stay there even longer, but I am just into that kind of stuff :-)

2  Thank India2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place. Everytime I go it presents a new thing to look at. Love the new 'Portal' it was very exciting. took 3 go's to work it right lol. A girlfriend and I enjoyed our look around. Pays to know the nearest toilet in...More

2  Thank KalznChch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Oamaru on a weekend break and Steampunk HQ was on my to do list. I love quirky things & this fits the bill. Amazing what you can make with scrap and a bit of imagination. Certainly a nice change from the normal Museum...More

Thank karencookson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such crazy fun, such ingenuity. A happy time spent wandering around this wonderful place. Make sure you go outside so you can come back through the final room. Mad!!

Thank Mayr0se
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is in the Victorian/Historical district so why not? Look for the upended train engine and the airship. Fees for the Museum. Plenty of souvenir stuff (T-shirts, brooches etc) to suit the tourist. Photo-op props and costumes. There's a Steampunk Festival. Check the dates....More

1  Thank 842brucec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

$20 for a family visit, interesting for the adults, kids enjoyed out the back and the light room. A good hour visit.

1  Thank Travis B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't really sure what I was going to see when I entered Steampunk HQ. Entry fee for myslf and 2 under 18's was relatively cheap. It is a place which will be of interest to anyone from about 8 years old and up. A...More

Thank ratz297
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed seeing the different sets or sculptures, both inside and out. Some nice little touches, like the fisherman on the roof, and the insects on the side of buildings. It does edge close to kitsch horror with skulls and creepy hands. That said, there was...More

Thank Nadar7
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6 November 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
16 February 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 :)
13 January 2016|
Response from sphq_mgmt | Property representative |
$10 adult, $2 child, $20 family