Weekend at the Asylum XIV 2024 – Lincoln’s Historic Quarter

Thu 22 Aug 2024 7:30 PM - Mon 26 Aug 2024 11:30 PM BST
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Wristbands - for steampunk convention participants.

Weekend Wristband Early Bird (Sold Out)
£40.00 + £1.00 booking fee
A weekend wristband for the quickest off the mark. Valid Fri-Mon inclusive. Adult.
£40.00 £1.00 Sold out

Weekend adult wristband valid Friday-Monday inclusive. £44.00 £1.00

Valid on Friday daytime only £6.00 £1.00

Valid on Saturday daytime only £21.00 £1.00

Valid on Sunday Daytime only £17.00 £1.00

Valid for Monday daytime only including Grand Promenade £7.50 £1.00

Prebook & attend with your child to receive an equivalent to your adult wristband. £0.00 £1.00

Collectable Merchandise - preorder to collect at the Asylum

The annual limited edition collectable medal. £8.50 £0.50

Multicoloured limited run 2023 patch £6.00 £0.50

Limited run collectable. Profits going to Lend With Care £6.00 £0.50

Year two collectable shirt. Collect at Asylum £15.00 £0.50

2024 T-Shirt Sized Medium (Sold Out)
£15.00 + £0.50 booking fee
Year two collectable shirt. Collect at Asylum
£15.00 £0.50 Sold out

Year two collectable shirt. Collect at Asylum. £15.00 £0.50

Year two collectable shirt. Collect at Asylum £15.00 £0.50

Year two collectable shirt. Collect at Asylum £15.00 £0.50

Year two collectable shirt. Collect at Asylum. £15.00 £0.50

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The Steampunk Convention and Festival.


                    Tickets available from 2100 Sunday 03-03-24

Weekend at the Asylum is the world’s largest Steampunk festival. It has been enjoyed by tens of thousands of people over the last fifteen years and is held in the City of Lincoln which traces its history back for more than two millennia.

First and foremost, Weekend at the Asylum is a convention style event. It is a gathering of Steampunk enthusiasts looking to share their hobby with other enthusiasts from around the world. To participate fully in the Weekend you need a wristband. These are available for single days or for all four days of the event. They cover all of the daytime content only. Evening events and catered features are ticketed entirely separately.

This year your wristband grants you access to the County Assembly Rooms, Westgate School, Lincoln Castle Ward and the Castle’s Steampunk zone which includes the Heritage Skills Centre, marquees and the Victorian Men’s Prison. Here you will find an extensive programme of exhibitors, workshops, talks, displays, games, features and convention only traders.

If you don’t wish to join in with the convention you can purchase castle admission which will allow you into the Castle Ward and the features there. (NB This does NOT include the Castle’s convention Steampunk zone and marquees). Finally you can just pop along to the Bailgate area for free to enjoy the spectacle of the event and access to the free markets. Please be aware that for logistical and security reasons only weekend and Monday wristband holders can participate in the grand promenade. 

Of course we are aware of the problems faced by the economy and budgets are squeezed tightly. Weekend at the Asylum does not receive any financial support and has always been proud to operate entirely on income from wristband and ticket sales. We have worked hard this year to reduce our costs and are proud to say we are holding almost all of them at or below our 2022 levels. Furthermore we are offering free wristbands to all under 17s when accompanied by a paying adult so we are much more affordable than comparable fan conventions and comicons etc.  We hope this helps. Indeed if you have children you will find Monday convention bands work out cheaper than Castle entry alone if you are a family.

When you buy wristbands you will receive an electronic confirmation. Keep this safe. Bring it along to event control on Castle Hill during the event (Friday to Monday from 10am) or other locations as advertised to claim your wristbands.

Please check the terms and conditions for full information.

Free carer’s tickets are available to ADULT wristband holders. Buy your own wristband and show your PIP/DLA entitlement letter at control when you collect it. Your carer will be given an equivalent wristband to yours. There is no need to prebook for your carer.

Keep up to date with news and further information at our website www.ministryofsteampunk.com or on our Facebook group “Welcome to the Asylum”. Sorry we do not operate a general mailing list or similar due to data handling regulations but key updates will be emailed to ticket purchasers as is permitted.

Merchandise and collectables are pre order for collection only. You will need to bring your purchase confirmation with you to event control on Castle Hill during opening hours to collect your items.  We are sorry but we are unable to offer any form of mail order fulfilment.

Evening feature tickets are scheduled for release towards the end of March.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to “The Asylum” and seeing your creativity in the most splendid of surroundings.

Very best wishes.

The Ministry of Steampunk

Booking fees are in respect of ticket tailor fees.