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“So much fun”
Review of Steampunk HQ

Steampunk HQ
Ranked #5 of 36 things to do in Oamaru
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I had no idea what to expect, the entry was really good at only $10 pp. It blew me away, quirky, fun, interactive, very Mad Max. Fun and interesting for all ages

1  Thank Lyn A
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"mad max"
in 56 reviews
"infinity room"
in 29 reviews
"steam punk"
in 62 reviews
"scrap metal"
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"light room"
in 16 reviews
"light show"
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"steam train"
in 21 reviews
"quirky place"
in 12 reviews
"worth the entry fee"
in 9 reviews
"science fiction"
in 10 reviews
"great fun"
in 20 reviews
"art gallery"
in 11 reviews
"per adult"
in 9 reviews
"well worth the visit"
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"new zealand"
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"south island"
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"portal"
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We strolled past the building and were struck by the sculptures outside. We are no more aware of the steampunk culture as the average citizen but thought for ten dollars it is worth a look. Inside there are three rooms with large and small sculptures made of scrap metal and machinery, along with interactive exhibits and a general creepy ambiance. The artwork is very cool and the portal room is a must visit. If you are worried about what will happen in the room I can assure you it is not scary and there is nothing creepy in there! The yard is also full of art and features large works. Very nice even if you know nothing of steampunk.

1  Thank woodyguthrie
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Such a lovely surprise in amongst lots of metal and darkness then the fabulous light and music show! So happy! Could have stayed there for hours. Is definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank dljobe
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

A fun way to pass an hour - great displays of ingenuity by obviously passionate people the Steampunk movement is unique and this museum Headquarters is a real testament to their fandom. Definitely worth visiting, especially for the final room.....

1  Thank Viv S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Hands on fun for adults and young. Very resonable prices to get in. Spent a couple of hours exploring the place. Do a second walk thru when you have “finished”, you are guaranteed to find something you didnt see first time! Will visit again next time in Oamaru!

1  Thank donna b
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