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With thanks to HullBID (Business Improvement District) for their funding and support in bringing the Hulloween Steampunk Festival back to Hull in 2023.

The Ministry of Steampunk is a voluntary organisation who host Steampunk and alternative history events, including creating and hosting the Asylum Steampunk Festival in Lincoln since 2009.

What is Steampunk?

Steampunk combines Victorian industrialism and fashion with the weird, wacky and wonderful aspects of the human imagination. Anything goes, and it is your chance to be as creative as you can be. The Steampunk community includes writers, musicians, dancers, sculptors, model makers, costume makers and a host of other disciplines and skills from science to engineering. Imagine what it would be like if the Great Exhibition had never finished, and you are most of the way there.

Traditional Values

Steampunks try to take some of the very best parts of the past and make them part of a bright future.  We value good manners and polite conduct and try to encourage this by setting an example for others. We think things should be made to a high quality and to last thus helping the environment. We value and encourage creativity and have been asked to collaborate in educational and arts projects across the country.

Steampunk: All Inclusive

Whilst things are set in a pseudo-historical world which harks back to our Victorian heritage we do not promote any of the inequalities of that past. Indeed ours is deliberately an all inclusive community. You will find steampunks of all ages, genders, abilities and ethnic backgrounds. We also come from all walks of life from students to academics and from comedians to solicitors.

With a Warm Welcome To Newcomers

We welcome the ‘Steam-curious’ – say hello, ask questions – there are no barriers to steampunk – and frighteningly for some, no rules about what exactly steampunk is.

For many of us, two words have come to sum up what we aspire to as a steampunk community:
Be Splendid!

Come and join us this Halloween and see for yourself. Everyone is welcome to attend all the events, and we look forward to seeing you there.