Inside the World's Most Bizarre Brand-New Museum

Inside the World's Most Bizarre Brand-New Museum
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Shrunken heads. Tiger skeletons. Celebrity feces.

These are just a few of the bizarre items on display at the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, an unusual new collection that opened last week in London. Owned and curated by artist and collector Viktor Wynd, the small museum contains, as Getty Images photographer Peter Macdiarmid puts it, "an eclectic mix of anything and everything that Viktor has taken a liking to."

The museum is both a tribute to the eccentricities of bygone eras and a commentary on the slick efficiency of consumer culture. "It's an attack on the Ikea society and cleanliness, modernity and tidiness," Wynd told the Evening Standard. "I want to live a Victorian life surrounded by exquisite clutter."

The museum features the feces of deceased pop star Amy Winehouse, the skeletons of two-headed animals and prints by Pablo Picasso. The Evening Standard's Louise Jury reports that Wynd claims his new museum is "the first all-encompassing repository of fascinating wonders to open in London since the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill in 1901."

A bell jar bears a label that stating that it contains the poo of departed singer Amy Winehouse is displayed at The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History on November 14, 2014 in London, England.
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The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History exhibits a tiger skeleton in a cage.
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A bell jar (C) bears a label that states it contains the poo of singer Kylie Minogue.
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The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History contains an eclectic mix of exhibits including a 19th century human shrunked head on November 14, 2014 in London, England.
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A box bears a label that states it contains the pubic hairs of Russell Brand.
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The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History displays a skeleton of a two headed kitten on November 14, 2014 in London, England.
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he Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History displays a mumified dancing rat (2nd-R) along with other specimens including a stonefruit piglet foetus (L) on November 14, 2014/
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The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History contains an eclectic mix of exhibits including a 19th century human shrunked head.
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A man takes a photo with his phone at The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History takes a photograph of an exhibit.
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An eclectic mix of items are exhibited at The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History on November 14, 2014.
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An eclectic mix of items are exhibited at The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History on November 14, 2014.
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A a woman views the exhibits at The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History on November 14, 2014.
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Curator Viktor Wynd sits next to a stuffed lion at The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History on November 14, 2014 in London, England.
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Jared Keller

Jared Keller is the former director of news at Mic.

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