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Steamers and Scallywags
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June 2023

Join us in NESM’s bonkers building and be transported into a magical world of imagination, invention and adventure. Our Victorian police, fire and ambulance station, packed with wonders and curiosities, acts as the perfect backdrop for a steampunk wonderland!

Activities include:
 

  • The inventor zone

  • Live music from Grumpah and Sheriff Ants Trepeneur

  • Demonstrations from Parrots and Pirates

  • Try your hand at tea duelling

  • Meet animals in the Dark Menagerie

  • Memorabubble

  • Get creative in the Imaginarium

  • Get up close and personal with objects from the museum's collection.

  • Local makers selling unique jewellery, fashions, bags and other items.
     

Steampunk is a genre inspired by Victorian science fiction with its bonkers inventions and stories, taking the tales of authors like H. G. Wells and Jules Verne and bringing them to life in the form of creative costumes and wacky gadgets that combine the old with the new.

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What is Steampunk?

Steampunk is a genre that takes its inspiration from Victorian science fiction with its bonkers inventions and stories. Steampunks take the tales of authors like H. G. Wells, Jules Verne and Philip Pullman and bring them to life in the form of creative costumes & wacky gadgets. Taking on the form of their own characters, from airship pilot to explorer, Steampunks create an exciting world using ordinary objects. With a mixture of high-paced adventure and Victorian etiquette this world is all about imagination, invention and fun!

Examples of Steampunk influence in popular film & TV are Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Hugo. Even popular series Dr Who has strong Steampunk themes!

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