Steampunk HQ is a unique museum of art, sound & light showing an altered universe set within an 1880’s Grain Elevator building in Oamaru. Featuring The Portal, a retro-futuristic mirror and lighting installation with original glowing light sculptures.

Steampunk HQ, New Zealand’s premier steampunk experience is proudly based in the Victorian Precinct of Oamaru, New Zealand. 

It sets out to portray an industrial version of steampunk. It is crazy, quirky and unique unlike any other visitor attraction in New Zealand.

 Steampunk HQ is well known for its full scale train engine outside that spits fire and billows smoke.

Inside, a museum of contraptions & bizarre machinery featuring heavy use of copper, gears, pipes & gas cylinders, as well as an ensemble of skeletal sculptures are lit by flickering lights & accompanied by film, projection & sound. A back door leads to a large yard with projects in various stages of being steampunked.

Steampunk HQ must be experienced rather than explained.


Physical address :

1 Itchen Street

Oamaru 9400

New Zealand


Contact :

(+64) 27 778 6547