• 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 spiritual home at the Cambridge Museum of Technology after a major redevelopment. There will be more to see, more to do, and more loos!

Daytime Event - 10:30am

Stalls, Tea Duelling, Hat Racing and lots more to see and explore! A perfect introduction to the world of Steampunk, the friendliest subculture you will ever find! No need to dress up, although you are more than welcome! Fun and shenanigans for everyone! Tickets for the daytime event are £5, sold at the door.

Evening Soiree - 7:30pm

After the daytime event closes, the fun continues. The Museum will be host to an evening Soiree. Entertainment from The Cogkneys, Violet Hugh and Captain of the Lost Waves! Tickets for the evening event are £8 (book in advance).

[Please note, parental guidance is recommended for evening event]

More information here

What is Steampunk?

Steampunk is a genre that takes its inspiration 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 ...

Questions? Contact Sharon Cannings