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

Formidable Warrior Women: Tales of the Amazons in Antiquity – Connie Skibinski

This presentation examines a wide range of art and literature to trace changing attitudes towards these warrior women throughout Greece and Rome.

Art of The Solomon Islands – Kevin Conru

In the art of the Solomons, there is a link between the visual and the practical.

Darkling Shadows & Midsummer Madness: The Weird Fiction of R Murray Gilchrist – Daniel Pietersen

In this talk, Gilchrist scholar Daniel Pietersen will use newly-unearthed details of the writer's life to explore this change in fortunes and why Gilchrist

Brothers Zara and Raum: The Real Story of a Fake Buddhist Rosicrucian Order – Philip Deslippe

This talk will tell the history of Francis Ormsby, Lewis Colburn, and their group, the Ordo Magiaro.

Sheela-Na-Gigs: Power, Politics and Sexuality – Jenny Butler

This talk tracks the history of Sheela-na-gigs in Ireland against the backdrop of Irish history.

Lewis Carroll and Surrealism – Mark Richards

This talk will demonstrate Carroll’s influence on the Surrealists, explore the remarkable mind of the author

What's On

How to build a ghost, with Anthony Ryan – LIVE

How do you build a ghost? In 1972, the Toronto Society for Psychical Research conducted a series of experiments to create a ghost. Tonight, find out how.

World Cocktail Day: A Spirited History of Occult Cocktails & Drinking Rituals

Alcohol meets alchemy in this fun & darkly fascinating exploration of occult drinking rituals throughout time

London Occulture of the 1980s with Matthew Levi Stevens – LIVE

An evening of memories and musings against a backdrop of the thriving London Occulture of the 1980s and early 90s.

Punk London: Stories of Punk, Porn and Performance with Dorothy Max Prior

Dorothy Max Prior offers a glimpse into London's queer/punk counter-culture of the mid- to late-1970s.

Magical Universe of William S. Burroughs with Matthew Levi Stevens

Explore of the significance of Magic and the Occult in the Life & Work of the writer and counter-cultural icon, William S. Burroughs.

Cabarets of Death: Dance, Death and Dining Book Launch

Free with RSVP - A celebration to launch ‘Cabarets of Death’ the book, authored by Mel Gordon and edited by Joanna Ebenstein

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

GONE WITH THE WYND

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....

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.