Mechanical Circus to become steampunk playground for one night only!

Tullie House, Carlisle
Tullie House, Carlisle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There seems to be a very interesting evening happening in Carlisle on Friday, May 16. Tullie House, the Carlisle museum is celebrating Museums at Night festival by turning their Mechanical Circus room into a steampunk wonderland.

After paying an extremely modest fee, visitors will be able to experience steampunk by dressing up in costumes that are provided to try, designing steampunk accessories and there’s even Tea Dueling.

Amy Walker is the Events & Exhibitions Officer at Tullie House and she told CarlisleLive “This is the first time we’ve held an event of this kind in one of our exhibitions; it’s not going to be your standard museum activity.”

There will also be circus acts, magic and music provided by a local DJ. “The Mechanical Circus lends itself well to the themes of Steampunk; a sub-genre of science fiction, exploring the style and design of steam powered machinery and industrial settings.” Ms Walker continued.

The organisers are encouraging everyone to come as a steampunk. Tickets cost £4.50 or £4 concessions. They can be booked in advance and while this isn’t necessary, it hasn’t been expressed whether admittance would be refused if they get busy.

You can read the CarlsileLive article at this link with a chance to win tickets to the event: CarlisleLive steampunk circus tickets competition


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