We are a UK-based historical re-enactment group consisting of Grymmís
World of Wonders, Tooms Medical Marvels and the Grymm-Tooms
Picture Company, covering the Victorian era from 1860 Ė 1900
and the Edwardian period 1901 to 1918. We are based in London and
operate in and around the M25 area although we are willing to travel
further if required.
The late 19th century was a time of incredible discovery, invention
and change and it is our intention to illustrate a broad spectrum
of experiences throughout that period. Many of our exhibits are
unique and hand made by us. We are not a 'medicine show'
or 'flim-flam' artists, nor a shop for that matter (although
we do owe a debt to the great showman Phineas T Barnum) Ė
we are a museum, and much of what we show is about manís place in
nature, his effect on it, and interpretation of it throughout the
Victorian era. We also include a collection of early optical devices
which brought the world to the parlour for the first time.
The purpose of the site is not only to introduce our services,
but also to serve as a resource for studying this period. After
each event, Professor Grymm writes an article which not only
gives a flavour of the event for those that weren't there, but also
includes links to allow the reader to follow up the historical research
for themselves. Many of the exhibits seem fantastical to the casual
viewer, but each of them has been carefully documented and we encourage
our visitors to explore this world of wonders for themselves.
We are available for multi-period, Victorian or Edwardian (up to
the end of the Great War) re-enactment living history events. We
also have our own public liability insurance.
2015 Events: Our calendar for this year is going to be taken
up by other interests, so we are likely to attend fewer events,
but if you click here we will post them
as usual. To read about our past events, click
You can contact us if you have events planned for this year or
anything else by sending an email to
(just click on the link.)
We can also illustrate other aspects of Victorian pastimes such
as playing Croquet and other Living History activities.