The Ministry of Steampunk

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.

The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the Solar System, attracting participants from around the globe.

In August 2019 we celebrated 11 years of the Festival with Asylum 11, across a number of venues in the historic quarter of Lincoln City, with thousands of splendidly dressed Steampunks enjoying a festival which strives to combine art, literature, music, fashion, comedy and simple good fun. 

Following an agreement with Lincoln BIG, Lincoln City Council and Lincolnshire County Council, who will now take responsibility for the FREE Festival tourism visitors, the Asylum Steampunk Festival WILL return to Lincoln on 26-29 August 2022.

Please note, if you purchased a ticket for 2020 Asylum Steampunk Festival we will email you in the month prior to this year’s event to confirm all rollover tickets (as per the T&C of original purchase). You do not need this new email, as we will accept the original purchase email for you to use to collect your wristband.

Tickets will go on sale for the Asylum Steampunk Festival at 21:00 on 15 May 2022.

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Please watch this page and WELCOME TO THE ASYLUM on Facebook for updates on Festival content.

Our next event will be supporting the Steampunk Weekend event at Belvoir Castle on 25/26 June 2022.

Later in the year:

  • The Town That Never Was (Blists Hill) – 09/10 July 2022
  • Asylum Steampunk Festival (Lincoln) – 26-29 August (tickets on sale in March)
  • Hulloween – 28-30 October 2022
  • Weymouth Steampunk Christmas – 02-03 December 2022

To find out more about the Asylum Steampunk Festival, please do join the Facebook group Welcome to the Asylum.

Belly Fusion at Blists Hill CREDIT: Shropshire Star

We look forward to seeing you all very soon!