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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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Quite amazing

Not for the squeamish, or perhaps it's one way to confront one of your phobias. The petting zoo was... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
lisaharrow55
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Greater London, United Kingdom
A Hidden Gem!

Saw this place on an episode of "The Layover" with Anthony Bordain. Absolutely one of my favorite... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2018
Tillie72
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP, England
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Reviewed June 12, 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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Reviewed June 8, 2018

Saw this place on an episode of "The Layover" with Anthony Bordain. Absolutely one of my favorite places in London! Out of ordinary of the norm for travelers in London but so worth the drive from Mayfair or Kensington. We took a black cab from...More

Thank Tillie72
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

I actually enjoyed looking through the cabinets they have a large range of things to see from; shrunken heads to the longest standing erection. It’s just cool to look around. There was a lot of pornographic references which was fine considering it’s a bar but...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

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 May 12, 2018 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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V_Wynd, Owner at The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2018

the museum was built with your 30th birthday in mind

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

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

Thank Lizzy P
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

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 April 25, 2018

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 April 23, 2018

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 April 19, 2018

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

Thank Majbritt A
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