GADGET lovers have been flocking to an exhibition in Oxford to see a host of weird and wonderful contraptions.

Steampunk, at the Museum of the History of Science, shows modern gadgets, including iPods, redesigned as they might have looked had they been invented in Victorian times.

Eighteen artists from around the world have submitted work for the exhibition, the brainchild of designer and lamp sculptor Art Donovan.

Many exhibits have been influenced by the science fiction and fantasy writers of the 19th century and by Victorian technology.

Among the creations are Dr Grymm’s ‘Eye Pod’ audio device and Kris Kuksi’s ‘Anglo-Parisian Barnstormer’, a combination of Viking longboat, aeroplane, horse-drawn carriage and the Eiffel Tower.

The free exhibition runs until Sunday, February 21.