A popular museum is hosting an "Essextraordinary" festival this weekend.

Langford's Museum of Power, on Hatfield Road, is holding an "Essextraordinary" weekend of Victorian steampunk on its show field.

The event will run throughout the weekend (September 11-12).

Steampunk is a genre of science-fiction and fantasy, inspired by 19th century industrial steam powered machinery.

There will be a wide range of entertainment and activities for visitors to enjoy, including live music, burlesque, a steampunk market, fancy dress, jousting, teapot racing, and umbrella fencing.

Guests are also challenged in 'tea duels', a biscuit-dunking competition.

Characters dressed in both historical and futurist fashion items will be walking around the festival.

The museum is also hosting a science show and steampunk magic, a fairy village, miniature steam train rides, and more.

'Astaria' model village will be open and 'Marshall' the Lilleshall pumping engine, as well as other oil and diesel engines, will be running.

Its steampunk festival is highly-anticipated, with the museum having hosted it's fifth event in 2019.

A spokesman for Museum of Power said: "Last year's event was changed because of Covid, we ran it as a Steampunk themed market on our field rather than the usual Courtyard event with entertainment and games.

"This year it's back to the normal style event."

Tickets cost £7 for adults, £3 for children, and under fives go free.

Train rides cost £1 only.

For more information visit www.museumofpower.org.uk.

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