The Ministry of Steampunk has been at the forefront of the scene for more than a decade. We are organisers of the World's largest steampunk festival Weekend at the Asylum.

Weekend at the Asylum

The largest and longest running steampunk festival in the World. The Asylum is held over the August Bank Holiday Weekend in the historic city of Lincoln.

Event Postponed Until 2021

Hope for 2021?

The Ministry of Steampunk has never ceased to stop working for this creative community we love. Whilst most events were hit hard by the Pandemic we still managed to gather safely and responsibly for Sanctuary 2020 proving that you just can't stop steampunk!

For the coming year we are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to return to hosting events although these are likely to be distinctly different as a new way of working will be necessary for some time to come.  We have made arrangements for our return to Kelham for Sanctuary 2 and Blists Hill for the amazing Town That Never Was. We are also shortly to release news about our Flagship event Weekend at The Asylum. 

In exciting news we have moved our offices to The Nexus Creative Arts Hub in Sheffield and are designing and developing courses, events and features that we can run there for a smaller audience than our big events. 

Finally we have had notice that MCMs are planned to return in October so are working towards getting the Steampunk Emporium back out onto the road.  Further information will be released in due course so thank you for your patience and support.

Stay Safe!


A whole series of premieres and films were released over our weekend event of Friday 28th through to Sunday 30th of August on our youtube channel.

Head over there now, subscribe and browse. 

During the weekend there were also be live feeds and features on our Facebook Page