Wax Museum in London
Address: Marylebone Rd, London
Do you want to meet celebrities, sports stars, political leaders, royals, movie actors and artists in one place. Yes, but do not live but
in wax. Make a visit to the wax museum in London. There are over 400 figures depicted at Madame Tussauds. All of human size.
For those who like horror also visit The Chamber of Horrors.
Marie Tussaud (born: Marie Grosholtz) made her first was figure 1777-1778. An image of Francois Voltaire. Marie learned the technique of a
doctor named Philippe Curtius who used wax figures to illustrate anatomy. Her mother worked as a housekeeper for him. Philippe ended as a
doctor and opened a wax museum in Paris.
Marie worked as an arts administrators to Louis XVI's sister Madame Elisabeth. During this time, she lived
nine years on the magnificent castle in Versailles.
1789 during the French Revolution, she went back to Philippe Curtius in Paris. Philippe was involved in the storming of the Bastille, and
this made even Marie Tussaud was accused of treason. It was near that she herself was guillotined, instead she was spared and had to make
images of the dead faces.
Philippe died in 1794 and gave all the wax figures to Marie. 1802 Marie moved to London with her one son. The following 33 years, Marie
traveled around with his wax dolls, and they exhibited in different places. In the end, she decided to get a room near where today's
Wax Museum is located, Baker Street. At this place the waxmuseum opened 1835.
Her last work was an image of himself. That she made six years before her death in 1850, 89 year old. She left her wax dolls inherited by his
two children. Today Madame Tussauds is run by "The Merlin Entertainments Group" and not the Tussauds family.
||Madame Tussauds + Star Wars Exhibition
Madame Tussauds + Star Wars Exhibition
Mingle with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Audrey Hepburn and other stars. Then take a
selfie next to Kim Kardashian. Experience the Star Wars exhibition and Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience. Also visit the Chamber of
Horrors if you dare. Keep in mind that this is the horrors of blood and death.
Included in the ticket: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum entry including Star Wars Exhibition, Marvel Super Heros and The Sherlock Holmes Experience.
Save up to £6 per person when you buy your tickets online!
Buy Madame Tussauds ticket »
|Info Priority Entrance Ticket: For those of you who have pre-purchased a Priority Entrance ticket can go through "Trade client tickets Entrance" (door No. 2) at Madame Tussauds.
Star Wars Exhibition
Meet 16 characters and 11 sets from the Star Wars movies. You get to see Yoda swamp environment with lava where Anakin turns to the dark side
and the ship with his solo etc. See Jabba the Hutt in his throne room, Princess Leia as a prisoner, when Luke Skywalker battling
Darth Vader on the Death Star, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Stromtroppers, Hans Solo among others.
A little cool to walk around and just feel nostalgia and space!
Buy Madame Tussauds ticket »
Other info regarding Madame Tussauds
1884 Madame Tussauds opens in its current location on Marylebone Road.
The equivalent of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Grevin house is located in Paris, Montreal, Seoul and Prague. Here are a small number of wax
dolls of the people that appear in the media.
1940 Museum destroyed by a bomb, about 350 statues destroyed.
In 1972, the first wax museum outside England opens in Amsterdam. And today there are Madame Tussaud's in several places in the world: London,
Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, New York, Shanghai, Washington, D.C., Berlin, Sydney, Being, Tokyo, Orlando, San Francisco and Hollywood.
Buy Madame Tussauds Ticket »
Madame Tussauds London website »
wikipedia. Picture: Viator, wikipedia