THE VIKTOR WYND Museum of Curiosities

The Country's only Curiosity Museum - open Wednesday to Sunday 12pm-10:30pm

The Last Tuesday Society presents the first all encompassing museum to open in London since the Horniman in 1901. The Museum will present an incoherent vision of the world displayed through wonder enclosed within a tiny space, no attempt is made at classification and comprehensiveness, instead the museum focuses on the pre-enlightenment origins of the museum as Wunderkabinett – a mirror to a world so suffused with miracles and beauty that any attempt at categorization is bound to fail. Where contemporary museumology hides 90% of a collection, attempts to educate and explain, to put the world into neat little labeled drawers dictated by an obscurantist elite establishment that has shown itself in error many time over the centuries & is obsessed with a pedantic overspecialization of so called "knowledge" that means little or nothing to anyone outside it's narrow little field & oft discredited metanarratives this museum will merely display everything that has glittered & caught the eye of it's founder – from rare priceless marvels of the natural and scientific worlds like Dodo Bones or speculum to the intriguing beauty of McDonald's Happy Meal Toys, from old master etchings to prison inmates & mad women's doodles, occultists paintings and pop art prints, the horrors and wonders of nature, two headed kittens and living coral. By placing the rare and the beautiful on the same plane as the commonplace, banal & amusing this museum seeks not to educate but to subvert, to show the world not in a grain of sand, but in a Hackney basement. The Museum has no overreaching aim beyond the theft of it's visitors time and the hope that it will provide amusement by return & hopes to fill the vacuum between what the establishment elite believes is worthy of worship & what exists in the world.

Future Exhibitions
Exhibitions currently in development include Mervyn Peake, Gunter Grass, Alasdair Gray, Angus McBane, Stephen Tennant & Austin Osman Spare

Past Exhibitions
Include: Matthew Killick
Vanessa Hodgkinson 
Philip Hoare & Angela Cockayne
The House of Fairy Tales 
Strange Attractor
Fieldgate Gallery
Lina Scheynius 
Marcelle Hanselaar 
Peattie and Taylor
Samantha Sweeting
Stephen Wright 
Zoe Beloff 
Cody Critcheloe 
Beasts Royal 
And the Walls Dissolved... 
Matthew Killick & Katie Gaudion
Stephen Tennant
Mervyn Peake and Maeve Gilmore 
Alex Binnie
Tessa Farmer 
Leonora Carrington
Tilly Losch
Glitterbug
Bones of my Hand
Sebastian Horsely , Cecil Beaton and many more under:

 

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EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS - SEE ALL

Austin Osman Spare

a major retrospective

Feb 6th 2016 - Sep 25th 2016

Menagerie at The Museum - a Petting Zoo

Living Animals Invade The Wunderkabinett - Pet a Python, Fondle a Frog, Touch a Tarantula, cuddle a Chameleon & more in a educational display

Sep 16th 2016 - Apr 4th 2018

Hendricks Museum Tour

Join Viktor Wynd, proprietor of The Museum for an intimate tour of the museum, accompanied by a Glass of The World's Most Unusual Gin (& T)

Sep 14th 2016 - Jun 4th 2018

LATEST NEWS & GALLERIES

Inside the Museum

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Jun 13th 2015 -

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

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Sep 8th 2014 - The Country's only Curiosity Museum is now open Wednesday - Sunday 11am-10pm, with a tiny cafe, cocktail & tapas bar on the gr…