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The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History

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Quirky Venue

We went on a date as we are both into quirky and different things and it was super. After a couple... read more

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ComplicatedDisaster
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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
Brilliant

Well worth a trip! If you’re into cabinets of curiosities, mystical relics and just a hefty dose of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
456traveller19
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History was described in The Fortean Times as having "the most wonderful collection of strange objects ever assembled under one roof, the modern equivalent of some 17th century kunstkammer, a...more
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Reviewed today

We went on a date as we are both into quirky and different things and it was super. After a couple of drinks and a good chat we headed down into the museum. Sure. It's probably not for everyone but we spent a fun filled...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth a trip! If you’re into cabinets of curiosities, mystical relics and just a hefty dose of bizarre this is the place to go, Ground floor exhibition area with cosy absinthe bar sets the atmosphere. Basement museum acessed by circular staircase is the jewel...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Me and my friends absolutely loved the museum and cocktail bar! If you are into the odd and unusual, you will definitely love it too. The museum is small and dusty so it’s not for claustrophobic people. I’m hoping to visit again soon!

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Alasdair Gray exhibition last week although I admit my motive for the visit was to see the Austin Spare collection. I think the exhibitions are a marvellous idea, a real change to the usual environments, and the associated catalog I found very...More

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V_Wynd, Owner at The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

that's very kind of you - 4,000 of those catalogs have been sold and this is the first response!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bar: Staff is friendly and the cocktails are great (although a bit small). There are also a few non-alcoholic drinks available (the pale ale was really good!). The area is dark and quirky - note that there is no place to stand so you would...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

relatively cheap and great fun. I would recommend this more for adults and those who like to look at things a little different. It is also great fun to have a drink and read the books in the main bar. I really enjoyed the time...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my 11 year old son and we really enjoyed it. The bar upstairs is great, nice place for a coffee . The staff were really friendly. The museum itself is amazing. A great mixture of curios, ephemera, beautiful skulls and skeletons and what...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not as i expected , not really interesting Too far, weird area, very dim lighting and barely anything interesting

Thank Natalie S
V_Wynd, Owner at The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

oh no - terribly sorry that you did not enjoy your visit. we are a very small museum and we do our best to keep people out who don't like dead/magical or erotic things

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small museum in the basement under a cocktail bar. We did not have any cocktails, which probably is a main attraction, we only visited the museum. The museum is very small, compact, dark, worn interior and slightly dusty. There can only be around 10-15...More

Thank Henrik T
V_Wynd, Owner at The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

i'm so sorry that you cam when it was so busy - we normally try to limit capacity in the museum to a maximum of 8 at anytime. do come back during the week when we are normally empty

Reviewed 12 June 2018

Not for the squeamish, or perhaps it's one way to confront one of your phobias. The petting zoo was a particular highlight, but they is also a brilliant cocktail bar. I'd never tried scorpion in a cocktail before my visit!

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