Located on Mare Street, this fine art and natural history museum is truly a cabinet of wonders. Following a successful crowd funding campaign, the eclectic collection of phataphysicist and artist Viktor Wynd (originally housed in the Little Shop of Horrors before being converted in to a Museum of Curiosities) was opened to the public in October 2014 by The Last Tuesday Society. The Society was founded in 1873 at Harvard University and seeks to subvert the metaphysical through creating a new world filled with wonder and imagination. As Chancellor of the Last Tuesday Society, Wynd’s theology is reflected throughout the Museum with dodo bones neighbouring McDonalds Happy Meal Toys to pop art prints scattered amongst sketches of prison inmates. The Museum questions the gap between what society believes is worthy of showcasing and the banal items which exist in the world. The Museum also showcases exhibitions throughout the year featuring artists such as Pablo Picasso and is host to London’s longest running Literary Salon. On the ground floor of the Museum is the cocktail bar. Featuring an absinthe fountain, cocktails inspired by the weird and wonderful pieces in the Museum and for the peckish an edible insect platter, the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities has something to entertain all. The Museum is open from 11am – 10pm Wednesday to Sunday.
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