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National Railway Museum Steampunk Expo

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A first ever event for Port Adelaide – the National Railway Museum Steampunk Expo will bring lots of new and curious visitors to the Port, to be captivated by fashion, bold theatrics, fascinating displays and the smell of coal, oil, smoke and steam.

Steampunk : a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialised Western civilisation during the 19th Century. (Oxford Dictionary)

Over two extraordinary days, families will be invited to discover the imaginative and inventive world of Steampunk at the National Railway Museum.

On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September 2014, come along and experience 'Archers Arcadia Amazing Mechanical Performers' art exhibition, showcasing the automata 'penny arcade' style interactive artworks by South Australian artist, David Archer. This exhibition will be complemented by 'Steampunk Derailed: Art Inspired by the World of Steampunk', a group art exhibition and Steampunk group and Ghost Tour stands.

Addng to the festive atmosphere, will be various Steampunk society members dressed in their finery and wandering about the museum's collection of antique and elegant carriages, and monstrous steam engines from an era long gone.

You can also ride aboard a full size workable 1919 built Scottish steam engine! A smaller steam locomotive is available for the younger explorers.

Special photographic opportunities are encouraged and available 'after dark' on Saturday, with the addition of numerous smoke machines!

Special discounted admission fees apply for the Steampunk Expo:

Adults $10
Concession and child (3 – 15yrs) $4.50

Members and child (under 3yrs) FREE
Steam train Bub ride FREE

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When: Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th September 2014
Where: National Railway Museum - 76 Lipson Street Port Adelaide
Cost: $10 adults - $4.50 conc/child
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