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Teaching the World To Get Stuffed Since 2009 - The UK's largest Selection of Taxidermy Classes.

Within a few years of the opening of The Society's Curiosity Shop (now Museum) 'Viktor Wynd's Little Shop of Horrors' we had become perhaps the countries leading dealer in Natural History and generally (perhaps unfairly) acclaimed in the press as being behind the huge upsurge of interest in what had been a forgotten Victorian obsession. In 2009 we went one step further when as part of her residency in The Society's Museum New Yorker Joanna Ebenstein (of Morbid Anatomy fame) flew out a taxidermist to teach a class in Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy and a new craze was born. Since then The Society has taught literally thousands of budding taxidermists – many of whom have gone on to become professional taxidermists – many even teaching their own classes. Taxidermy is a craft and an art, and like many crafts the basics themselves are fairly easy to grasp, and in our lessons we aim to introduce you to the basic concepts and techniques involved, you may go on, take more classes, practice at home and become a highly skilled practitioner or you may simply take what you stuffed home and enjoy it, and also have a greater understanding of the craft behind taxidermy whenever you see it.

The classes are taught by master taxidermist Tonja Grung –a member of The Guild of Taxidermists who has many years of experience both in the craft of taxidermy and teaching.

The Last Tuesday Society is a 'pataphysical organisation founded by William James at Harvard in the 1870s and transplanted to London in 2005 by Viktor Wynd. Based out of what was originally a curiosity shop and art gallery and is now a Museum of Curiosities & Cocktail Bar in Hackney the society has historically put on a bewildering array of spectacular events - from Seances at The Cafe Royal, to a boutique festival Wyndstock at Houghton Hall in Norfolk to vast Masquerade & Halloween Balls; The Society's activities have been covered by the global press - from The BBC, Vogue, CNN to the Financial Times, The Sun & Easy Jet MagazineViktor Wynd's first book published by Prestel/Random House in autumn 2014 received favourable reviews from a diverse media grouping - from The Times Literary Supplement and The New Statesman to Country Live and Taxidermy Magazine and he has been giving sold out lectures both at popular events like the Lost Lectures, 5x15, Olympia antiques Fair and to more academic institutions such as Manchester University, The British Library & The Barbican. He himself has been the subject of a documentary on The National Geographic Channel watched by over 180 million people worldwide and has recently appeared on the BBC's collectoholics program and a documentary on Cabinets of Curiosities

CURRENT CLASSES

Anthropomorphic Mouse / Rat / Squirrel / Crab / Mole Taxidermy

Beginner evening & weekend classes - Learn from the experts teaching Mouse Taxidermy since 2009

Mar 1st 2018 - Mar 1st 2027

Bird Taxidermy - Crows / Canaries / Budgies / Cockatiels / Birdwing etc

Learn to prepare and stuff a crow

Apr 1st 2017 - Dec 31st 2026

Insect Preservation

Beginner evening entomological classes in the preparation, setting and preservation of butterflies & Moths

Jan 16th 2017 - Jan 1st 2025

Mammal Taxidermy - Hedgehog / Puppy / Lamb etc

Learn The Craft of Taxidermy and Stuff a Small Mammal

Apr 2nd 2017 - Sep 2nd 2026

Private Classes

Book a Private Class To Learn To Stuff What You Want When You Want For Individuals, Couples, Families, Educational Institutions & Corporations

Mar 15th 2017 - Mar 1st 2026

Reptile Taxidermy

Learn the principles of reptile taxidermy & take your creation home.

Jun 1st 2017 - Mar 3rd 2027