Gone With The Wynd

Join Viktor Wynd on Collecting Expeditions to Papua New Guinea & Beyond

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The Absinthe Parlour

Visit The Last Tuesday Society's Award-Winning Absinthe Parlour for Cocktails & Curiosities

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The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities Fine Art & UnNatural History

The 'Pataphysical Wunderkabinett in the Heart of London's East End, From Relics of Extinct Birds, Old Master Etchings & Dead People to Broken Children's Toys, Fairies, Mermaids & Unicorns, taking in Creatures of The Deep, Dandies & Erotica

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Pop Bogomil and the Bulgarian forerunners of Cathar dualism – Andrew Roach

The Bogomils are less well known than the Western European Cathars, but are arguably more influential on European spirituality.

Bedtime Stories: Mexican Folk Tales – a Matter of Life and Death – Mike Payton

Unsurprisingly, the folk tales of Mexico often reflect this embrace of the other world

A Short Course in Old Norse Cursing – Prof Bernt Thorvaldsen

This lecture delves into the more shadowy side of Norse magic.

Chilling ghost stories of the Scandinavian countries- Christmas edition – Lena Heide-Brennand

Tonight, we delve into the mysterious depths of the Scandinavian folklore

The Problem of Folk Horror – Jeff Tolbert

This talk will highlight some of the specific problems of folk horror, while also distinguishing between folk horror as a genre

Fashion in Folk Horror – Sacrificial Maidens and Ritual Robes – Prof Catherine Spooner

This talk traces the uneasy relationship between fashion and folk horror. It shows how the costumes of folk horror films

What's On

Dark Fairy Tales From Around The World, with Viktor Wynd – LIVE

Please note this is NOT a ZOOM Lecture but an in person lecture, tickets include a complimentary glass of Devil's Botany Absinthe

Dark Fairy Tales From Around The World, with Viktor Wynd – LIVE

Please note this is NOT a ZOOM Lecture but an in person lecture, tickets include a complimentary glass of Devil's Botany Absinthe

Haunted and Cursed Dolls of Greyfriars Kirkyard, with Louise Fenton – LIVE

Join Dr Louise Fenton as she introduces you to this collection. It has been acquired by City of the Dead Tours

Twin Peaks with Dr. Lindsay Hallam – LIVE

Come and join us for an evening that promises to be both wonderful and strange, as we take a deep dive into the world of Twin Peaks.

The Astral Geographic: The Watkins Guide to the Occult World, with Andy Sharp – LIVE

Access the occult as you've never seen it before! A history of magic framed as a travel guide featuring 10 mystical tours through history and across the globe.

Winter Folk Customs, with Ben Edge – LIVE

Join Ben Edge for this talk as he takes you into the heart of British Folklore and shares his own journey as an artist and gives insights into his creative practice and process.

Museum Departments

Cabinet of Monsters

The Largest Public Display of Animal Monsters in the UK - from a Two Headed Kitten to an Eight Legged Lamb

Dead Pets

Unfortunately, over the years, some of Viktor Wynd's pets have died - here are some of them

Austin Osman Spare

The museum's 'Spare Room' contains the largest public display of The great Occultists Work anywhere in the world

Magick & The Occult

Items used in Ritual and Traditional Magic, The Gnostic Temple of Agape, Scrying Tools, a Mandrake Root & a Magic Teacup

Fairies, Mermaids, Unicorns & Giants

From Mummified Fairies to The Skeleton of a Mermaid

Fine Art

From British Surrealism to Old Master Etchings, from Mervyn Peake to Tessa Farmer


Expedition to West Papua & The Asmat People

An Extraordinary journey by boat into one of the world’s last great wilderness $3500 per person

New Guinea’s Raja Ampat Islands – Birds of Paradise & The Coral Triangle

an expedition by boat on search of Red & Wilson’s Bird of Paradise. Dugongs, Cetaceans, Village Feasts, The World’s Best Snorkelling & Diving....

Voodoo in Benin – a Collecting Field Trip to West Africa with Anthropologist Dr.Louise Fenton

Ceremonies, Shrines, Masquerades, Fetish Markets & Tribal Kings - also in 2024

The Mummies of Aseki & The Islands of Love

Gone With The Wynd Expedition Number Three An expedition to See The Mummies of Aseki, Visit The Islands of Love & Search for The World's Biggest Butterfly

In Search of Spirits & Crocodile Warriors – A Collecting Expedition to The Sepik River – Waiting List only

Gone With The Wynd Expedition # 6 We will take you to one of the most remote and little visited parts of Papua New Guinea... the Sepik River.

Masks & Death Rites of the Bismark Sea

Witness Three Spectacular Tribal Ceremonies, Climb An Active Volcano, Meet Megapode Egg Hunters and Snorkel on Some of the World’s Most Pristine Coral Reefs and Swim with Dolphins