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

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Address: 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP, England
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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 collection of objects assembled at a whim on the basis of their aesthetic or historical appeal with little to link one wonder to another and no attempt at explanation" displaying true wonders of nature, curiosity and art such as Dodo Bones, Shrunken Heads, Skeletons, Taxidermy, Two headed Lambs, Dead Things in Bottles, Erotica, Occult Paintings & Objects, Old Master Etchings, Modern British Art, Dandies, Sea Shells, Monsters and more. It is the lifelong project of the artist and writer Viktor Wynd and the subject of a monograph published by Prestel - Viktor Wynd's Cabinet of Wonders. The Museum also contains one of London's Lushest, most Fabulous Cocktail Bars and host weekly lectures and workshops

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A unique and unforgettable experience!

As part of a Stag Do, the museum hosted 19 of us on a cold Saturday afternoon in February. I had pre-booked the bar for cocktails, and as a treat, the 'Zoo'. From start to finish... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As part of a Stag Do, the museum hosted 19 of us on a cold Saturday afternoon in February. I had pre-booked the bar for cocktails, and as a treat, the 'Zoo'. From start to finish - the whole experience was epic! Our hosts were friendly and extremely accommodating. The museum was mysterious, unusual and fun! There was a great... More 

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Thank dar0bs0n
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not entirely sure how we ended up in there, but I'm glad we went. It's a lovely, intimate cellar, packed with strange and bizarre things! I particularly liked the witch doctors cabinet and the microscopic skeletons with flying ant wings. I would love to have a similar collection of my own. I'm working on it! If you fancy an alternative... More 

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Thank Tom W
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very different kind of place. You walk and and there is a bar where you can have a drink or tea. Downstairs is the exhibit that has very strange thing you can imagine. You just can not help stare at the bizarre objects on display. It was a little spooky and odd. Off the beat and path.

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Thank E J
london
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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Thank monkeybotlondon
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved it, as my 10 year old son did. The zoo was there too which is great and very hands on. Love love love.

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Thank bexbissel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Far away from the world of the mundane and commonplace, this delightful little museum is filled with an eclectic and enchanting collection of items which seem to have their origins in a place where reality ends and our strangest dreams unfold. Whilst perhaps seeming sinister at first, the beauty and magic of the exhibits will enthrall both the casual tourist... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to see the tiny museum with my friend, because they had an afternoon with insects and reptiles. You could touch and play with lizards, snakes and some tarantulas, it was a good experience. I like a lot of taxidermy exhibits, but you can find some odd unsavoury bits too! Definitely something for adults only. They also serve drinks... More 

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Thank AMK1988
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great little find!!! It's small but packed with a wonder of crazy and creepy things. And for a minimal price you can visit, get a guidebook and have a cup of tea. Would totally recommend - and have done to many people.

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Thank Laura C
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me be emphatic: I love this place. Kooky, unique, fascinating. Awesome cocktails at reasonable prices, laid back yet friendly staff. Run by people who care about this endeavour. Events are brilliant, well curated and thought out. The menagerie nights are so much fun; cuddle a chameleon, feed a bullfrog. Where else in London can you have this experience? Nowhere... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely weird little museum with all sorts of strange curiosities. You need to be interested in seeing items which are not of the usual kind in museums, a bit like the fascinating old freak shows. A treat!

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