Many people ask what is Steampunk? There was a movement in science fiction to write in a genre known as “Cyberpunk”. When various writers, such as Jules Verne, began exploring similar concepts and ideas but setting them in a pseudo Victorian world, the term steampunk was jokingly coined. Steampunks aim is to take some of the very best parts of the past and make them part of a bright future.

A Few Facts

The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the World, attracting participants from around the globe.

Typical Steampunk films include Wild, Wild West; The Golden Compass; War of the Worlds; Around the World in 80 days; Sherlock Holmes (2010 film) and many more.

There is a Steampunk HQ Museum in New Zealand.

Come along to the Steampunk Event at Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 8th October and see a range of activities including tea duelling, market stalls, entertainment, plus fairy tales and a colouring competition for the children. Download the steampunk-day-timetable-of-activities.

Crich Tramway Village is a brand name for the National Tramway Museum (Accredited with Arts Council England), solely owned and operated by The Tramway Museum Society, incorporated in England with liability by guarantee (no. 744229). Registered charity number 313615. Our ICO number is Z6700136.

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