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Suffolk Steampunk Spectacular

Go back to the future for the Suffolk Steampunk Spectacular!

Come along on 9th and 10th July 2016 to discover the weird and wonderful world of steampunk at this unique and glorious 2 day festival of gadgets and goggles, corsets and cabaret, music, magic and machines!

For the third year running, the historic site of the Long Shop Museum in Leiston provides the perfect backdrop for you to soak up the fun festival atmosphere and revel in the retro sci-fi ambience of steampunkery with fashion and film, duels and jewels a marvellous marketplace, fabulous food and a veritable museum of curiosities.

There will be very special guest appearances from Perspious the Autographing Automaton and ‘Bob the Swedish Valve Hound’, plus Comedy from Count Rostov and live performances including ‘Close Up Magic’ along with excerpts from the ‘Leopold Thorn Plays’. Our vintage pop up tea room will be bursting with delicious homemade cakes, and the Duck & Pheasant bar will be onsite to quench your thirst. If that isn’t enough, our engines will be running and putting real steam into the day!

Watch Sherlock Holmes style Bartitsu martial art demonstrations and a very British (barmy but charming) battle of brews in the form of tea dueling!  Come along on Saturday night for an evening of music and cabaret, and go shop in the Long Shop during the day when this hub of steam and engineering history becomes an emporium like no other.  Discover quirky hand-made goods including pseudo-Victorian paraphernalia such as hats, jewellery and goggles fashioned from clever but eccentric designs incorporating cogs, watches and more!

With a superb programme incorporating live music and entertainment, fun family hands on activities, high quality catering, locally sourced traders and more, it’s all set to be a multi-faceted weekend of magic and mayhem amongst the museum’s magnificent machines!

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Tickets cost from £4.50-£8 per day or £15 for a weekend pass. Advance discount tickets are available online for weekend, evening, and single day tickets via Ticket Source.

Please go to (*booking fees apply) or purchase from the museum box office.

Full programme details for all 2016 events at the museum are on the website and Facebook –