Inside The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, The Strangest Museum On Earth

Published August 2, 2016
Updated July 19, 2020
Dead People Cabinet
Shrunken heads, skulls, and more in the Cabinet Dedicated to Dead People.Oskar Proctor/The Viktor Wynd Museum

Kitten Skeleton
A skeleton of a two-headed kitten.Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Amy Winehouse Poop
"Celebrity Poos—Amy Winehouse—i, Viktor Wynd, do solemnly swear that i witnessed Amy Winehouse pooing into this jar on 25th Nov 2010—signed—Viktor Wynd—£120 or £5 for a sniff."Oskar Proctor/The Viktor Wynd Museum

Shrunken Head
A 19th century human shrunken head (left) along with several other items.Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Lizard Erotica
Lizard specimens accompanied by vintage erotica.Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Hairball
A massive hairball as well as three smaller bladder stones, all taken from a cow's stomach.Oskar Proctor/The Viktor Wynd Museum

Creepy Dolls
"Inmates" from artist Stephen Wright's House of Dreams, a London museum influenced by the outsider art scene and consisting largely of found object sculptures and mosaics.Oskar Proctor/The Viktor Wynd Museum

Pubic Hair
"Russell Brand's pubes."Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Cat Skulls
A portion of the museum's collection of cat skulls.Oskar Proctor/The Viktor Wynd Museum

Lion Tiger
A tiger skeleton (right), a Fijian merman on the ceiling, and a stuffed lion.Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Kylie Minogue Poop
"Celebrity Poos—Kylie Minogue—i, Viktor Wynd, do solemnly swear that i witnessed Kylie Minogue doing this poo on the 10th Dec 2010—signed—Viktor Wynd—£120 or £5 for a sniff."Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Wooly Pig
A wooly pig sits overtop an elephant egg and several other artifacts.Oskar Proctor/The Viktor Wynd Museum

Animal Skulls
Animal skulls accompanied by Japanese erotic figurines.Oskar Proctor/The Viktor Wynd Museum

Dead Animals In Bottles
Preserved specimens of various aquatic creatures and parasites.Oskar Proctor/The Viktor Wynd Museum

Rodents
A mumified dancing rat (second from right) along with other specimens including a stonefruit piglet fetus (left).Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Shrunken Heads
Three shrunken heads.Oskar Proctor/The Viktor Wynd Museum

Congo Masks
Masks collected in the Congo by Viktor Wynd.Oskar Proctor/The Viktor Wynd Museum

Bird Cabinet
The Bird Cabinet.Oskar Proctor/The Viktor Wynd Museum

Scabies Mite
Enlarged wax model of a scabies mite.Oskar Proctor/The Viktor Wynd Museum

Fairy Sculpture
A skeletal sculpture of a fairy constructed by London-based artist Tessa Farmer.Oskar Proctor/The Viktor Wynd Museum

Lion Fez Viktor Wynd
Viktor Wynd alongside a stuffed lion.Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Although the random collection at London's Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History may seem like the work of a man unhinged, Wynd knows exactly who he is and what his museum is all about.

Thus, there's no one better to explain this one-of-a-kind house of wonders -- surely among the world's weirdest museums -- than the man himself:

"The Museum will present an incoherent vision of the world displayed through wonder enclosed within a tiny space, no attempt is made at classification and comprehensiveness, instead the museum focuses on the pre-enlightenment origins of the museum as Wunderkabinett – a mirror to a world so suffused with miracles and beauty that any attempt at categorization is bound to fail...

The Museum has no overreaching aim beyond the theft of it's visitors time and the hope that it will provide amusement by return & hopes to fill the vacuum between what the establishment elite believes is worthy of worship & what exists in the world."

Whether we're meant to take all such artifacts as authentic is tough to say. After all, when the museum first opened as the Little Shop of Horrors in 2009, it billed itself as a place "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."

To truly discover whether or not some of the museum's specimens are real, you'll need to see for yourself -- or at least take a very close look at the photographs above.


For more of the world's most peculiar museums, step inside Kentucky's Creation Museum and Croatia's Museum of Broken Relationships.

John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society of history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.