The Last Tuesday Society, which hosts lectures on the unusual on more than just the last Tuesday of the month is fund raising for a museum of curiosities.

Officially it’s a shop, which rather remarkably was granted museum status by Hackney Council, so is dutifully turning the shop in the country’s only Curiosity Museum.

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The Little Shop of Horrors hovers halfway between theatre and sculpture, shop and museum, academic institution and art gallery, it is, like its founder, both an installation and a performance.

The new museum is described as being a unique Wunderkabinett that will hope to offer a mirror to a world so suffused with miracles and beauty that any attempt at categorization is bound to fail.

If funding is raised, then 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

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.

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They are nearly half way to their fund raising target of £10,000 and have a kickstarter page to collect the rest.

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