Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours:

The venue is closed Mondays & Tuesdays.
Society events are held Tuesday evenings in the Cocktail Bar & Museum. Tickets are required.
Our normal opening hours are Wednesday - Saturday 12:00PM-11:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM-10:00PM  with last admission down to the Museum one hour before the venue closes. 

Museum Admission:

Admission to The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History is £8, including a free cup of tea. Tickets can be purchased on the door only. £2.50 admission  Thursday evenings 5PM-10PM.

Please note, there is a maximum capacity of 12 guests in the Museum at one time.

Guests should plan to spend 30 minutes in the Museum. (though some spend all day, coming back again and again,  whilst others leave in disgust after five minutes.  This is not a museum for everyone and those easily offended by death & decay are advised to stay away)

**Please note, the Museum accepts card payments only.**

Cocktail Bar:

Admission to the Cocktail Bar is free but reservations are strongly recommended. To book a table, please use our reservations form here. If there are any issues, we can be reached via 0207 998 3617 during normal business hours. 

Join us for London's only L'Heure Verte: Absinthe Hour weekdays from 6pm-7pm. Heighten your experience and succumb to the charm of the infamous Green Fairy. Enchant yourself with our Weekly Absinthe Specials.

Group Visits:

The Museum is very small and can only fit 12 people at a time, so if you are planning to come in a group, please let us know via Large group visits are best planned early in the afternoon on a Wednesday or Thursday.

Temporary Exhibitions:

Information on our current special exhibition by Alasdair Gray can be found here. Tickets to the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History can be purchased on the day. There is no option for purchasing tickets in advance although if planning to join us for a drink as well, reservations are strongly encouraged for our Cocktail Bar.


Our current menu is available here.


11 Mare Street London E8 4RP
Closest tube station is Bethnal Green Central Line 
Overground stations nearby include Cambridge Heath & London Fields or Hackney Central (20 minute walk). 
Bus stop located just outside venue provides service to 26, 48, 55, 106, 254, 388 or D6.


Street parking can usually be found on Vyner Street or Andrews Road.


The Museum contains some material that some parents might feel was unsuitable for children, such as erotica or the remains of dead people and animals.  We request that parents visit the museum first before bringing their children.

**Children are permitted in the venue before 5PM, only when accompanied by a parent or guardian.**

Best Time to Visit:

The Museum and Cocktail Bar get very busy at weekends and sometimes we have to operate a 'one in one out' policy.  If you are planning to visit the Museum only, we strongly recommend coming on a weekday or before 3PM on the weekend. Exhibitions in the gallery can be difficult to see on busy evenings/weekends as the cocktail bar overlaps with the exhibition space. Reservations are always encouraged for a table in our Cocktail Bar.

Venue Closures:

Sometimes we need to close for essential repairs, exorcisms, private events, floods & staff shortages.  Please click here to see what dates we are closed.  If travelling far we recommend calling to confirm availability on the day.

Any planned closures will be posted here:
No closures currently planned.


Visitors are very welcome to take photos for their own personal use, for professional use please contact us in advance for additional information. More information on location hire can be found at the bottom of the page here.


Due to the historic nature of the building some people may find accessing the museum a challenge - the ground floor has a steep step up and access to the Wunderkabinett is via a steep spiral staircase.