THE world of Steampunk is returning to Basingstoke, with plenty of games, acts and traders for a unique event.

Now in its fourth year, Cobbles and Cogs returns to the Milestones Museum on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.

The event first came about when the hosts, Duke Box and Belinda Storyteller, visited the museum at Basingstoke Leisure Park and management approached them to see if they could do anything together to celebrate Steampunk.

The first event was uncertain due to Covid but went ahead in September 2020.

Duke said: “We had 600 people in masks, dancing in the field.”

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Basingstoke Gazette: Now in its fourth year, Cobbles and Cogs returns to the Milestones MuseumThe event itself will have market traders from jewellery to corsets, along with artists, a bakery, upcycled and vintage clothes, along with a doctor - who’s a famous model maker and more.

Duke said: “It’s full of really unique things. It’s lovely to be able to buy from the person who made it.

“Part of the punk element is to be off the high street and to be your own outfit.”

There is lots of entertainment on offer throughout the day, including belly dancers and live music, alongside a busk stop for one-man shows and singers/songwriters.

The main stage will be home to several acts across the weekend, including the “very much-loved act who’s been receiving great critical acclaim” Captain of the Lost Waves.

An extra, paid addition to the Steampunk experience is the Saturday night gig, with acts including Madam Misfit and her Carnival of Chaos and Professor Elemental, who’s the longest running act at the event. Victor and the Bully will also make a return for their third visit.

Duke said: “Milestones has such a good connection with the local community, the locals are coming for the markets and to come and see unique stuff as well. They get to experience the steampunk event! Some dress up for it, some don’t. Everyone’s welcome.”

Games will also take place at the event and include Wacky Races and a Nerf Blasters Shootout, along with the Tea Duel, which is essentially competitive biscuit dunking.

The event is included in the price of a day ticket for The Milestones Museum. 

The evening gig tickets - called A Night in the Museum - are available at, but there is a 15-plus age limit.