Trip Planner: Europe / UK / England / London / The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History is a museum and bar in Hackney, situated in a former call centre on Mare Street in the London Borough of Hackney. It is operated by Viktor Wynd and part of The Last Tuesday Society and was funded on Kickstarter in 2015.
The museum collection includes classic curiosities such as hairballs, two headed lambs and Fiji mermaids, its art collection spans several centuries including the largest collection of work by Austin Osman Spare on public display and what is reputed to be the country's largest collection of work by the Anglo-Mexican surrealist Leonora Carrington. The museum's natural history collection includes dodo bones and extinct bird feathers, as well as much taxidermy and the skeleton of a giant anteater. It has a section dedicated to the Dandy, including Sebastian Horsley's nails from his crucifixion and drawings and archive material to do with Stephen Tennant, a collection of human remains including shrunken heads, Tribal Skulls, dead babies in bottles and parts of pickled prostitutes, tribal art collected in The Congo and New Guinea by the proprietor, fossils, and scientific and medical instruments. It also displays celebrity faecal matter, erotica and condoms used by the Rolling Stones. The contents of the museum are insured for £1 million. The museum is generally open to the public but is occasionally hired out for private events.
The Museum holds regular exhibitions of artists including Alasdair Gray, Mervyn Peake & Gunter Grass Robin Ironside and English Surrealists.
The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities Reviews
An unsettling collection of taxidermy, oddities and outsider art. From a striking all black exterior you have no hint at what sort of establishment you’re entering. As soon as you walk in your... more »
Loved it! Great bar, best selection of cocktails I've ever seen, friendly staff, dark, mysterious. Surrounded by taxidermy, skeletons of all manner of living things. Dark and mysterious... more »
Mind blowing collection of bizarre stuff and very well presented.. we spent 2 hrs there in state of amazement and awe Add to bucket list instantly.... the serve Absynth in the correct way with a waterdrip... unbelievable memorable and artistically wonderful....
I absolutely loved it. The staff were brilliant, friendly and helpful. We decided to have a couple of cocktails before venturing downstairs to the museum. I highly rate the cocktails. I only had one but it gave me a good kick up the arse and tasted amazing. Next, we were informed that the hedgehogs were visiting the museum. Music to my ears! Who doesn't love a hedgehog. As it turned out they weren't just any hedgehogs, they were African Pygmy Hedgehogs!! Even cuter than their larger relatives. The owners were very nice and let us hold and stroke the hoggies. Then we spent about 45 minutes looking through all the weird and wonderful artifacts that were displayed in the museum. I would tell you my favourite but I don't want to ruin the surprise for you all. If you like weird stuff and have an open mind you HAVE to visit this wonderfully quirky place.
Places to stay near The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities
Plan your trip to London
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
See all ›
Parks in London
Hidden gems in London
Nearby attractions in London
Duration:1 h 30 min
Duration:2 h 30 min
Plans to The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History by other users
25 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 48 days in England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in London BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 40 days in London & Edinburgh BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in London BY A USER FROM FRANCE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium