Museum to celebrate all things steampunk with weekend extravaganza

Last year's event was a major success. Picture: Paul Jacobs
Last year's event was a major success. Picture: Paul Jacobs

STEAM power and nautical wonders will be the order of the day as a steampunk festival returns to a Gosport museum this weekend.

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Haslar Jetty Road will be hosting the Subaquatic Steampunk Weekend from 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Hundreds of people are expected to flock to the museum over the course of the weekend.

Lovers of the genre, which draws inspiration from the Victorian age of steam, putting a historic and steam-powered twist on technology, will see the museum site transformed into a world of gadgets, gizmos and nautical wonders, with visitors decked out in their best Steampunk attire.

Visitors will be treated to a Steampunk fashion show and busy market, as well as refreshments at a gin and beer tent.

Throughout the weekend, ticket holders will also have exclusive access to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, with opportunities to see a range of displays including HMS Holland I and a chance to go aboard HMS Alliance, the only remaining British submarine from the Second World War period.