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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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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Yes, the Viktor Wynd museum is a must-visit when in London!! As a local, I keep returning for the wonderful collection of oddities, the petting zoo and the amazing cocktails. Every time there is something new to discover. You can even purchase a walrus penis bone and have a chameleon on your shoulder when the mobile petting zoo is in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place grate to take friends to for their 1st visit nice friendly people. Get to stroke reptiles and a funny, weird, strange, sexy and cool musium

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

I experienced fun and spookiness on my visit. Too many artefacts to view properly in just one visit. A must-see Hackney attraction

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw a few pics of the Viktor Wynd Museum on Facebook and was fascinated. For the princely sum of £5.00 we spent an afternoon enthralled by the crazy exhibition of everything and anything. It was like entering the mind of a madman, surreal,unsettling and addictive. There is so much to see that one trip isn't enough. One of the... More 

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