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

Cunning Folk, Life in The Age of Practical Magic – Dr Tabitha Stanmore

In this talk, Tabitha Stanmore transports us to a time when magic was used to navigate life's challenges and solve problems

The Witches of St.Oswyth: Persecution, Betrayal and Murder in Elizabethan England – Prof Marion Gibson

Gibson skilfully unlocks the poignant personal histories of those denied the chance to speak for themselves

Witchcraft History in 13 Trials – Professor Marion Gibson

Women, such as Helena Scheuberin and Joan Wright - whose stories have too often been overshadowed by those of the powerful men, such as King James VI and I and “Witchfinder General

Following Lilith – tracking a demoness through time – Dr Sarah Clegg

This talk will examine her origins in the child- and mother-killing demoness Lamashtu from ancient Mesopotamia

The Case of the Feejee Mermaid – a Zoom talk by Professor Sarah Peverley

A Zoom talk by Professor Sarah Peverley (University of Liverpool) titled 'Japanese Merfolk and the Case of the Feejee Mermaid'.

Britain’s Last Witch – Hellish Nell – Prof Malcolm Gaskill

One of the last criminal trials using the 1735 Witchcraft Act was, improbably, in London in 1944. The accused was Helen Duncan, a middle-aged Scotswoman.

What's On

Sigils: An Illustrated Guide to the Symbols of Spirit with M B Jackson

Sigils: An Illustrated Guide to the Symbols of Spirit & Thought with M B Jackson & 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

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

From Opium to Absinthe: Drugs & the Decadent Movement with Jon Crabb – LIVE

Step into the world of the Decadent Movement as we unravel the relationship between art, literature, and mind-altering substances.

Love, Dance & Ecstasy: The Modern Cult of Dionysos-Bacchus with John Kruse – LIVE

The Greek deity Dionysos is often called the “coming god:” the god who is coming to join the party- he’s always about to manifest himself in the fumes of wine and dope.

Absinthe as Liquid Muse: The Drink That Fuelled Art & Literature with Allison Crawbuck

Absinthe — there is no spirit so notoriously favoured by the rebellious minds of art & literature. Explore the green fairy's influence over creative minds of the Belle Epoque

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

Expedition to West Papua & The Asmat People

Asmat Cultural Festival and Exploration

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