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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Digital Events

The Occultural Art and Music of David Bowie – Anthony Ryan

This talk will explore the impact of the Occult on David Bowie's art, moving between conjecture and overt displays of his interest

Romance of the Grail: Joseph Campbell and the Arthurian Romances – Prof Evans Lansing Smith

This presentation explores that shift through imagery and storytelling.

Winter Tales of Ice & Fire – Hannah Brailsford

Hannah will tell a collection of European tales to both chill and warm the heart for a Winter’s night.

Closer to the wisdom – Mark Bedford

Tales that explore the theme of ageing from various traditions.

The Embers of 50 Years: The Iconic Legacy of The Wicker Man – Peg Aloi

This talk will explore the film's ongoing influence and legacy.

Sigurd and Fafnir – Katy Cawkwell

Katy will be telling the tale of Sigurd and Fafnir, a bloodthirsty, gripping legend and the original story of the Ring

What's On

David Bowie: Magic & the Cabbalah, with Anthony Ryan – LIVE

This talk will explore the impact of the Occult on David Bowie's art, moving between conjecture and overt displays of his interest, in the liminal, ambiguous zone that his androgyn

Tattoo: An Art History with Dr Matt Lodder – LIVE

Dr Matt Lodder reveals how tattooing has always been a permanent fixture of the visual culture of Britain.

SHAPESHIFTERS: A group exhibition featuring the work of London tattoo artists

Exhibition - Opening party held on 12th July 2023 18:00-20:00

Austin Osman Spare – The Book of Pleasure

Book launch & Exhibition Closing, with Devil's Botany Chocolate Absinthe

The Art of Tarot

Live introduction to the illuminating Mari Lon Tarot Deck & exploration of the timeless resonance of the world's ancient wisdom traditions

Welsh Fairy Tales from The Mabinogi, 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

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