The Libratory is New Zealand's first dedicated steampunk art gallery, created by Oamaru artist Damien McNamara (also known under the pseudonym Damotimus Tipotus).[1][2] Opened in November 2010,[3] It provides local steampunk fans a gallery in which to display their artwork and sculptures.[4] The venue is located on the first floor of the Woolstore, next to Steampunk HQ, and hosts monthly swap meets, where the district's steampunkers exchange ideas, sell goods, and model their fashions. The Libratory changed hands in 2012 and is now branded the Gadgetorium.[5]

The Libratory
EstablishedNovember 2010
LocationThe Woolstore Complex, 1 Tyne Street, Oamaru, New Zealand
TypeArt museum
OwnerDamien McNamara


  1. ^ Studholme, Rosa. (25 June 2011). "Steampunk gives artist a leg up". Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  2. ^ Ryan, Rebecca. (2 July 2012). "Steampunk project goes mobile". Omaru Mail. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  3. ^ Rae, Sally. (20 November 2010). "Steampunk gallery open". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  4. ^ "The steampunk sensation" (25 April 2011). Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  5. ^ "The Libratory Steampunk Art Gallery Archived 2014-02-26 at the Wayback Machine". Neat Places. Retrieved 6 April 2013.

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