STEAMPUNK fans flocked to the return of a popular museum’s hit festival.

Langford’s Museum of Power hosted an “Essextraordinary” festival last weekend, celebrating the Victorian steampunk genre on its show field.

The steampunk festival was highly-anticipated, with the museum having hosted its fifth event in 2019 but was unable to hold the usual one last year due to Covid restrictions.

Last year's event ran as a steampunk-themed market on the field rather than the usual courtyard event with entertainment and games.

This year it was back to the normal style event, which was held on both Saturday and Sunday.

Festival-goers enjoyed a wide range of entertainment and activities, including live music, burlesque, a steampunk market, fancy dress, jousting, teapot racing and umbrella fencing.

There were also stalls to browse, including an art stall.

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

The ‘Astaria’ model village, ‘Marshall’ the Lilleshall pumping engine, and other oil and diesel engines, all ran throughout the weekend to the enjoyment of visitors.

Fans turned up on both days dressed in a mixture of historic and futuristic fashions.

All photos used were taken by Paula Wiseman.