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

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My husband and I visited here for my husband's birthday as a little something different to do and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
familyHowes
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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Prepare to be amazed

This museum is full of amazing and absurd things. The descent down the spiral staircase might be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven T
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here for my husband's birthday as a little something different to do and we were not disappointed from the moment we walked in the staff were extremely friendly and attentive we explained we had booked but we're earlier than expected...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is full of amazing and absurd things. The descent down the spiral staircase might be awkward for the infirm, but it helps to slowly set the scene for what you will see. Although just a cellar, so much is crammed in to the...More

1  Thank Steven T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drinks and staff were amazing - staff were particularly helpful when it came to choosing from the varied list of drinks Good atmosphere and prices Very weird and wonderful basement museum

1  Thank Kayleigh P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An exceptionally fascinating place full of curiosities - some amazing, some disgusting and others ridiculous. Yes it is small, but its extremely unique and well worth the low entry fee. The bar upstairs is cozy too,

1  Thank taz_bubs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank ComplicatedDisaster
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 7 September 2018

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 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 September 2018

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 3 September 2018

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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