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

11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP, England
+44 20 7998 3617
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step into a world of wonderment

If you have watched the league of gentleman on TV you will notice some comparisons, touch the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
robinwellstead
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
Loved it and I’m sure I’ll be back!!

I’d been really looking forward to visiting for some time, and I wasn’t disappointed. Viktor’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KIANOTKYA
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Guildford, SY
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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
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP, England
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"cocktail bar"
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"petting zoo"
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"pablo escobar"
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"gold plated"
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"steep spiral staircase"
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"hanged man"
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"upstairs bar"
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"could spend hours"
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"worth the entry fee"
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"treasure trove"
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"guide book"
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"for sale"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have watched the league of gentleman on TV you will notice some comparisons, touch the monkey knackers, well here in this dark basement,the knackers are on display (probably).full of erotic books and drawings, witch paraphernalia, ancient tribe masks ,Victorian stuffed animals , the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’d been really looking forward to visiting for some time, and I wasn’t disappointed. Viktor’s museum helped make my 30th birthday amazing. When else can you look at a niche collection of exhibits while drinking champagne on a Thursday afternoon. We really enjoyed having a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazingly weird stuff, with a bar. We had a fascinating time- Lots of x-rated RUDE book covers, mixed in with stuffed animals, miniature evil fairies, a gold plated rhinoceros skull and a dancing mummified toad. I have seen pictures of the flying kitten and two...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having spent a few days in London my husband and I took a long awaited visit to Victor wynds museum of curiosities. Had a most fascinating 3hours there. We went round 3 times and still didn't see all of it.Victor was there and he told...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expected a slightly bigger place, but great fun. We had a great time at the "Beer Garden" which is not garden, but a small indoors outdoors. Felt very grand in the leather chair with my Cocoanut Freak.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here on Friday the 20th April. The place was very small, I was expecting a bigger museum. The outside looked interesting and inviting. On going inside the interior looked pleasant and there was a bar area at the entrance. It turns out it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had booked the guided tour with Viktor Wynd and it was a very special experience. Look into that when booking as it really adds to the experience. We arrived with a bit of time to spare and were guided to the back room to...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Not a place for the squeamish or prudish but a fascinating collection brilliantly displayed. We booked a table in the cocktail bar and then went to look at the collection, which is downstairs in the basement, afterwards. The bar itself is also quirky and full...More

Thank Jackie D
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

My daughter visited from Sweden and always has a list of interesting places that she wants to visit. Well she excelled herself with this little find, we spent the day taking photos in the surrounding streets and thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this little place....More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I'd been looking forward to visiting this place for a long time. Sadly, it was hugely disappointing. The bar has interesting artefacts but there seemed to be some sort of overhaul of the toilet facility taking place - an overpowering smell of disinfectant and the...More

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V_Wynd, Owner at The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

so sorry to hear that you did not like my museum. it really is not designed for everybody - it is a tiny museum, hidden underground in an obscure corner of London. On the front door we have a sign 'Those Offended By death &...More

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