Madame Tussauds London

Madame Tussauds London

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Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London; it has smaller museums in a number of other major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud in 1835. It used to be spelled as "Madame Tussaud's"; the apostrophe is no longer used.Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction in London, displaying the waxworks of famous and historical figures, as well as popular film and television characters played by famous actors.

Madame Tussauds London


Isn't it great! You can click amazing pictures with the top celebrities, in this famous London wax museum.  Clicking pictures with celebrities has become a reality. The wax statues at Madame Tussauds are so realistic that you can't unsee them. The founder of this famous wax museum was Marie Tussaud.  She founded it in the year 1835, and you will see all the famous faces there. The museum has life-like statues of all the renowned personalities. Due to the quality and innovation, it grabbed the position among the top places for tourist attractions. The artists have to go through a lot to prepare wax statues of eminent personalities.


Let's dive deep into the history of Madame Tussauds


Commended as one of the most attractive places in London, Madame Tussauds is the only place where you can take multiple pictures with famous celebrities. How cool is it to take selfies with the personalities you had once imagined? You can satisfy your dream with these wax sculptures, and they won't look unreal. On posting such pictures n social media sites, you might not get the chance to persuade the audience of the pictures being original. Because the waxwork looks so real that there could be hardly any person who won't believe it.


Below are some historical facts about the Museum.


  1. The greatest Tussaud statue is the real wax sculpture of Tussaud herself. She was from a family of executioners who used to hang people.


  1. Marie had a natural talent for doing waxwork and making wax sculptures. Because of her talent, she was invited to teach sculpture making art to Madame Elizabeth, sister of Louis XVI's sister. At that time, she made full use of her art and sculpted statues of notable personalities.


  1. With the onset of the French Revolution, Marie made plaster cards and death masks for public execution victims.


  1. Marie and her mother had to spend a part of their lives in prison, and the reason behind it was making death masks for revolutionaries.


  1. In 1795, she married Francois Tussauds.


  1. She has initially opened a museum to showcase her waxwork, and it was renamed "chamber of Horrors". It is still an existing Museum.


  1. Lately, in the year 1925, the Museum burnt partially, and nearly 300 original wax sculptures got destroyed.


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The first sculpture that Marie Tussaud made was of Francois Voltaire at the age of 16 years.


The museum has been appeared in many TV shows like Shanghai nights, in Jackie Chan's films, and episodes of TV's paranormal programme.


After the outbreak of the fire in the Museum, there will still be some moulds that were recreated.


The first branch of the Museum in Amsterdam was inaugurated in 1970.


Currently, the world has 21 Madame Tussauds.


In 1940, the Tussauds museum suffered destruction due to the bomb blast in which there was a devastation of nearly 350 head moulds.


Tussauds Museum has two maintenance teams that do rigorous checks before opening the Museum.


Some common questions that you may ask


How much time does it take to walk around the Museum?

It can take you approximately 2 hours for talking a round of the whole Museum.


Where is the Museum exactly located in London?

It is located on Marylebone Road in northwest London.


What are the opening times of the Museum?

The Museum remain open from Monday- Friday (9:30 am-5:30 pm). Whereas the timings are different on Saturdays and Sundays, 9 am-6 pm.


Don’t miss the opportunities to meet celebrities in Madame Tussauds London.