The Asylum Steampunk Festival

Aug 25
25th August 2023 - 28th August 2023

Taking the Cathedral Quarter in Lincoln by storm to a time that never was - the largest steampunk festival in the world returns to Lincoln, with workshops, talks, tea-dunking competitions, market stalls and the Grand Promenade.

The Asylum Steampunk Festival is a convention-style event; a gathering of steampunk enthusiasts looking to share their hobby with other enthusiasts from around the world. Get your wristband to access the fun and activities at County Assembly Rooms, Westgate School and Lincoln Castle. 

The Castle's Steampunk Zone includes the Heritage Skills Centre, marquees and the Victorian Men's Prison, where you will find an extensive programme of exhibitions, talks, displays, games, features and convention-only traders. 

There is free access to the Steampunk Festival for spectators along the Bailgate area where there are market stalls nestled on Castle Hill, nestled between Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle. Plus! A chance to see the Grand Promenade - a parade through the Bailgate to marvel at everyone's delightfully splendid outfits.

Providing the perfect photo opportunity to showcase your best outfit, tickets for the Medieval Wall Walk at Lincoln Castle are also available to purchase in advance of the event weekend to make sure you don’t miss out!

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opening times

Saturday 25th – Monday 28th August
Market Stalls: 10:00 - 17:00
Lincoln Castle: 10:00 - 17:00
Other Venues: Various Times

Full Events Guide

entry & prices

Castle Hill Market
Weekend Festival Wristband
Friday Festival Wristband
Saturday Festival Wristband
Sunday Festival Wristband
Monday Festival Wristband
Junior Wristbands (under 16 years)
Lincoln Castle Entrance (without Wristband)
Details to be announced soon

Lincoln Castle Website

more information

Lincoln Castle

Castle Square



More About The Venue

Lincoln Castle

This world class attraction was originally built by William the Conquerer. Visit for Medieval Walk Walk, Victorian Prison, Magna Carta Vault and much more.