The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities Kickstarter Appeal

The Society's Museum Is Almost Finished - Almost... Please help turn our Dream into a Reality, This Is Your Society, Your Museum filled with Curiosities, Cocktails, Lectures, Exhibitions, Natural History, Dinners, Freaks - a New Museum for a New London - Be a Part of The Museum, Make it a Better Museum - Help Us Now!

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The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, London

11 Mare St, London, E8 4RP

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Pledge Now On Kickstarter


We need to 

1/Finish building  The Wunderkabinett, install, light, label & present our wonders

2/hire  a Literary Director to program the lecture series 

3/ fund the exhibitions program.

4/build the disabled loo 

5/develop London's most baroque cocktail menu

 

The Last Tuesday Society launched it's Little Shop of Horrors in 2009, hovering halfway between theatre and sculpture, shop and museum, academic institution and art gallery, it is, like its founder, both an installation and a performance.

Austin Osman Spare, Elephant's Teeth, Sea Shells & Wallaby's Austin Osman Spare, Elephant's Teeth, Sea Shells & Wallaby's

Now following the granting of Museum Status by Hackney Council the Shop is being transformed, with your help, into the countries only Curiosity Museum, a unique Wunderkabinett that will hopes to offer a mirror to a world so suffused with miracles and beauty that any attempt at categorization is bound to fail. 

 

With your help The Upper Galleries will be dedicated to exhibitions, a coral reef aquarium, a minute gift shop & a tiny macabre baroque cocktail bar & cafe, underground The Wunderkabinett will host a gesumskunstwerk of Curiosities, Natural History & Fine Art, from old master etchings to tin toys & extinct birds.  For the launch Wynd is inviting a number artists to subvert the permanent collection, responding to the notion of The Infected Museum, while upstairs an exhibition will highlight the English Surrealists and Crypto-Surrealists, from Leonora Carrington, Pailthorpe & Mednikoff to Robin Ironside. Future exhibitions hope to include Tessa Farmer, Gunter Grass, Alasdair Gray, Mervyn Peake, Lina Scheynius, Angus McBane & Austin Osman Spare.

Cabinet of Death Cabinet of Death

With your help we will put on a packed schedule of talks, class & lectures from the world's endlessly obscure repertoire , from aquarium husbandry to Surrealism,The Mitfords, Sadism, Taxidermy & The Occult, all lubricated with the finest cocktails.  The events programme will be co-curated by Viktor Wynd, Mark Pilkington and Amber Butchart.For the more adventurous, The Lion Room - tucked deep in the bowels of the lower galleries - is available for private hire for dinners and intimate encounters for up to ten people.  Seated on deep velvet banquettes, guests will dine off a sarcophagus holding a 19th century human skeleton, surrounded by erotica and overlooked by a caged lion skeleton and a disturbingly powerful Mervyn Peake painting.   

laying the reclaimed parquet floor laying the reclaimed parquet floor

Every Penny Counts & Every Penny Raised Will Make a Better Museum - choose from over 40 Rewards from £5 with one free entry to a lavish intimate banquet of oysters & lobsters cooked, served and hosted by Viktor Wynd around the Sarcophagus in The Wunderkabinett's Lion Chamber for £100

 

All Upcoming Events

 

Cocktail Masterclass

Get Behind The Bar & Learn To Make (& Drink) Four Classic Cocktails with Our In-House Mixologists

Feb 16th 2017 - Dec 31st 2017

Menagerie at The Museum - a Petting Zoo

Living Animals Invade The Wunderkabinett - Pet a Python, Fondle a Frog, Touch a Tarantula, cuddle a Chameleon & more in a educational display

Mar 3rd 2017 - Dec 31st 2017

Austin Osman Spare

Private View May 9th Exhibition May-September 2017

May 9th 2017 - Sep 30th 2017

Empire of Booze: A History of the British Empire Told Through Drink

Join The Last Tuesday Society as we toast to the Empire of Booze, raising our glasses to a history of the British Empire told through drink and author Henry Jeffreys.

Jul 11th 2017 - Jul 11th 2017

Stories on a Sunday With Giles Abbott

Join Master Storyteller Giles Abbott and just twelve guests around the Sarcophagus in Lion's Chamber of Our Museum's Wunderkabinnet for Monthly Storytelling evenings

Mar 12th 2017 - Jul 9th 2017

Viktor Wynd's Guided Tours

Join the reclusive Viktor Wynd on a journey into the bowels of the earth and his basement museum.

Jan 11th 2017 - Jun 21st 2017

Story Time with Viktor Wynd

Join Viktor Wynd, for a night of Tall Tales from The Brother's Grimm, The Arabian Nights or Ireland accompanied by a Glass of The World's Most Unusual Gin (& T)

Jan 24th 2017 - Jun 20th 2017

Tattoo: An Art History with Dr Matt Lodder

Paired with Navy Strength Rum

Jun 6th 2017 - Jun 6th 2017

Stuffed Animals: A Modern Guide to Taxidermy

Join us for an evening of wonder and curiosity, art and science, to celebrate the release of a fascinating new book on the art of taxidermy by New York City taxidermists Divya Anantharaman and Katie Innamorato.

Apr 25th 2017 - Apr 25th 2017

Société Drink & Draw

Absinthe & l'Androgynie

Apr 18th 2017 - Apr 18th 2017

Sebastian Horsley: Dandy in the Underworld

with Fenella Hitchcock

Apr 11th 2017 - Apr 11th 2017

Leonora Carrington - The Viktor Wynd Collection

An Exhibition of 35 works by the Anglo-Mexican Surrealist from The Viktor Wynd Collection generously supported by Hendrick's Gin.

Sep 17th 2016 - Apr 6th 2017

A Society Séance with Philipp Oberlohr

An Interactive Illusion of the Greatest Kind + Victorian-era Cocktails to Pair

Apr 4th 2017 - Apr 4th 2017

Ghosts In The Making - Paul Hazelton

For The Hendrick's Commission 2016 Paul Hazelton Fills the Wunderkabinett with Ghostly Figures made of Dust

Sep 17th 2016 - Mar 31st 2017