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Steampunk HQ

1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Amazing totally Steampunk!!

Great place for fans of Steampunk young and old, really inventive and fun exhibits, lots of hands... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Lorraine F
Wonderful and special

We really enjoyed our visit to the steampunk HQ. It is a unique place from imaginative individuals... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
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“mad max” (49 reviews)
“scrap metal” (13 reviews)
“steam train” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Itchen Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 778 6547
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great place for fans of Steampunk young and old, really inventive and fun exhibits, lots of hands on fun, not boring and no touch. The Portal was excellent. Personally a great inspiration for home decor. Excellent value for money, really friendly staff.

1  Thank Lorraine F
Reviewed 24 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank uri_fi
Reviewed 22 February 2017

$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.

Thank fikfauz
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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...More

Thank Edith S
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank KerynO84
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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!

1  Thank Surrey 13
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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....More

1  Thank Gianluca A
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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

1  Thank Durleysteve
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank lmhooper
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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...More

Thank SteveS1970
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Has anybody taken a shore excursion from Dunedin to spend the day in Oamaru? Any recommendations?
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
Hi, Would like to check on wheelchair access please...
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 :)
Entry cost adult and 1child
13 January 2016|
Response from sphq_mgmt | Property representative |
$10 adult, $2 child, $20 family