• Cambridge Museum of Technology (map)
  • Cheddars Lane
  • Cambridge, CB5 8LD
  • United Kingdom

Steampunk returns to Cambridge for the first May bank holiday weekend!

The seventh annual Steampunk in Cambridge event returns to its home at Cambridge Museum of Technology after a major redevelopment. There will be more to see, more to do, and more loos! Lots of exciting news about the event will follow in the next couple of months.

What is Steampunk?

Steampunk is a genre that takes its inspriration from Victorian science fiction with its outlandish inventions and stories. Devotees clothe themselves in all manner of Victorian dress - from explorer to scientist to airship pilot, and take great pride in constructing their own gadgets from junk shops and just about anything they can get their hands on. It harks back to an era of good manners, tea and biscuits, and a good helping of self deprecating humour. A steampunk is always friendly, polite, and eager to chat about what they do. You can see steampunk influences in Dr Who and in films such as the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Hugo.

On your marks! Let hat racing commence ...

On your marks! Let hat racing commence ...