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Staying in Oamaru for 4 days & has to check out the Steampunk HQ. It’s great!! Very imaginative... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lincolnh44
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Wollongong, Australia
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An absolute "must-visit" for Steampunkers

This is a wonderfully wacky museum (sort of) devoted to a combination of industrial machinery and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PANC J
,
Lima, Peru
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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
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1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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+64 27 778 6547
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited 8 Dec. I am one that enjoys Dr Who and Sci-fi and tinkering with old machinery. I thought I would enjoy this a lot more from reading the reviews but found little of interest other than the steam train out the front of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Staying in Oamaru for 4 days & has to check out the Steampunk HQ. It’s great!! Very imaginative. The staff were super friendly & there’s a cool Little Gift shop too. I won’t spoil the museum by telling all but will say (there’s pics already...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank lincolnh44
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderfully wacky museum (sort of) devoted to a combination of industrial machinery and wild sculpture. In keeping with the Steampunk theme, it is dimly lit, concrete floors, and stuff everywhere. Don't look for any explanatory anything, because there isn't any, just machines...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PANC J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not everyone's cup of tea Steampunk HQ is definitely worth a visit from fans of the concept and also those who like the quirky. Some of the outside exhibits seem a bit junky but things look like a work in progress and overall SPHQ is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gavatron07
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hold it, is that a futuristic locomotive doing a wheelie out front? Yes, and that is only the start of this magical place. Part art exhibit and part sci-fi paradise, Steam Punk HQ had us enchanted. Explore each place carefully, including the outside (where you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whacky and weird place but interesting and bizzare ... tames about an hour to look round .. good value for $10 pp.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dave A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The steampunk museum is basically one big art installation. It has three rooms packed with machinery, sculptures, and odd visual displays. Most are interactive and have light or sound too. I found the person at the desk selling tickets to be friendly and informative, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank leahw1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the whole Victoriana meets sci fi feel. Wicked contraptions, steel artworks displayed in an out of this world fashion. Loved it!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SouthproudNZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A place full of weird and wonderful sculptures made of junk, no really it's a fun place. Reasonably priced and worth spending an hour there

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sightsee56442618278
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sculptures were absolutely quirky, fun & carzy. This one was my introduction to steampunk and open my eyes to great art style. LOVE IT!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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rtpana
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
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Shazster
16 February 2016|
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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 :)
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Tehanw
13 January 2016|
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$10 adult, $2 child, $20 family
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