Gone With The Wynd

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

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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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Viktor Wynd's UnNatural History Museum - Cornwall

The Society is Delighted to Announce the Opening of the Cornish Branch of our Infamous Museum within The National Maritime Museum, Falmouth

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Digital Events

Zombies: The New Dead – a Zoom talk with Roger Luckhurst

Professor Roger Luckhurst explores advances in medical science, the modern zombie story and its role in horror fiction and film.

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life – a Zoom lecture by Ruth Franklin

An online Zoom lecture about one of the greatest American women writers of unsettling fiction, Shirley Jackson (1916–1965).

White Elk: Chief Imposter of the Jazz Age – a Zoom talk by Paul Willetts

Paul Willetts shares the extraordinary, little-known Jazz Age adventures of the white American imposter, Edgar Laplante a.k.a. Chief White Elk.

J. Sheridan Le Fanu: Irish Master of Mystery – a Zoom talk by Jim Rockhill

Jim Rockhill gives an illustrated talk on the Irish ghost story writer and novelist Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, who was born this day (28 Aug) in 1814.

Folklore, the Gothic and Urban Myth in Scooby-Doo – a Zoom talk by Mark Norman

Folklorist Mark Norman takes us through the real world folklore, urban myth and legend that populates the cartoon universe of Scooby-Doo.

Make your Own Memento Mori: Befriending Death with Joanna Ebenstein

Make your Own Memento Mori: Befriending Death with Art, History and the Imagination Zoom Class with Morbid Anatomy Founder Joanna Ebenstein

What's On

New Orleans Voodoo, A fully illustrated lecture by Dr Louise Fenton – LIVE

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

City of the Beast: The London of Aleister Crowley by Phil Baker – LIVE

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

Alexandrian Witchcraft: an Ascent to the Numinous by Sharon Day – LIVE

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

SÉANCE: Spiritualism, Photography and the Search for Ectoplasm – Shannon Taggart – LIVE

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

The Mythical Creatures of Scandinavian Folklore – Lena Heide-Brennand – LIVE

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

Adieu to Old England – Sverre Malling

Private View Wednesday 11th May 2022 Free but RSVP!

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

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

Ceremonies, Shrines, Masquerades, Fetish Markets & Tribal Kings

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

Voodoo In West Africa – Gone With The Wynd Expedition Number V

Join anthropologist Professor Lucciano Riggio, Collector Viktor Wynd & a small group on a trip to the Cradle of Voodoo – Benin & Togo.