Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that fuses Victorian futuristic fashion with the industrialism of steam powered machinery. It's an eclectic mixture of top hats and waistcoats, corsets and show dresses. The costumes are artistically blended with industrial steel and over engineered goggles - Steampunk fashion is part costume play, part science fiction and part non-specific whatnot-ery.
The Railway Museum is a perfect setting for the Festival. You can wander around and in the 2 running steam powered trains, enjoy live music, the merchant stalls and artist exhibitions as well as get some great photos. There will be prizes handed out in the best dressed competition too, plus much much more.