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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Sooooo cool !

Stumbled into this little gem on our way through Oamaru and im really glad we did, the excibits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Amazing and interactive!

An interesting stop for sure, I'm so glad I went in- the art inside is amazing and interactive... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tori S
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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 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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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

Stumbled into this little gem on our way through Oamaru and im really glad we did, the excibits were awesome and well made. The explanations were interesting and helpful. The massive motorbike in the yard outside was my favorite.

1  Thank joshieboi93
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An interesting stop for sure, I'm so glad I went in- the art inside is amazing and interactive. Pleasing the the eye as well, 'the vortex' especially. Make sure you don't miss the outside area as well!

1  Thank Tori S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It might not be taken seriously as art, but this warehouse of Steampunk sculpture and installations is worth the admission fee, especially for Steampunk fans. Hands on, so great for all ages. The portal was great - ran it twice. I went in winter, and...More

1  Thank USExPatInNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A pretty fun 30-45 minutes looking at some out there creations. You'll want to look up steampunk if you don't know it before you go - otherwise you might wonder what he heck is going on! We had a blast and the kids (11 and...More

1  Thank Alex S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The portal was out of this world! It's mid winter so come prepared with thick jackets as there's no heating. The family ticket price is great value at $20. As adults in a group, sorry but I feel it was a little over priced at...More

Thank shonadixon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty nice workshop. The exhibits are awesome, it's really interactive and the staff is friendly. The portal was so awesome that we used it twice. Only downside is that it is really small.

Thank NirljaEldar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting place to stop and look. Wonderful buildings and great creations. Fantastic imagination.

1  Thank Rhona S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Husband has been interested in steampunk for years, so when we saw the museum we had to go. Its steampunk on a massive scale. Large sculptural creations are everywhere. The building was an old mill so there is lots of room, and they have been...More

1  Thank May1958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family made an impromptu stop here on a wet, freezing cold day and we were glad we stopped in. The museum was edgy, cool, fun and interesting for all of us and we spent an hour exploring the exhibits and having fun interacting in...More

1  Thank 202nicholam
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had to go back when I revisited Oamaru. Love this place . So much to see and do. Reasonably priced . Friendly and helpful owner. Amazing photo opportunities with unusual features. Highly recommened

1  Thank leoniehastings
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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