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Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is one of London’s oldest and best loved tourist attractions. Located along Baker Street, the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is famous for immortalizing well known celebrities and historical figures, both past and present, in wax.

The museum was created by Marie Tussaud, who learnt her skills as a wax sculpture in 16th century France. In the early 1800’s, Marie came to Britain and toured the country for over 30 years, with a travelling exhibit of wax figures.

In 1835, Marie was able to invest in her own permanent waxwork museum, and the first Madame Tussauds was opened on it’s current site along Baker Street. The museum rapidly grew in popularity, and people came from all over to see the collection, and witness the infamous chamber of horrors.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum has survived a large fire, as well as the Blitz of London in World War Two. Today, the museum is just as popular as ever. It houses a huge collection of today's famous celebrities, like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, as well as other historical figures and sporting heros.

The collection is continuously being updated and some of Marie Tussauds original works are still on display.

Why visit Madame Tussauds:

A visit to Madame Tussauds is a really fun experience. The wax figures are so realistic that you are forever double checking to see that they are not real.

It is worth looking into the deals that the museum offers. Madame Tussauds has teamed up with other popular London attractions, such as the London Eye and the London Dungeon, which give you an entrance discount. Discounts are also available if your book in advance online through the Madame Tussauds website.

Madame Tussauds is also is a great location close to many other places of interest.

Did you know?

Before sculpting a figure begins, the behind the scenes team at Madame Tussauds will take up to 250 measurements and close to 200 photos of their subject. These are taken from different angles and under different lights. This attention to detail helps ensure that their subject looks as real to life as possible.

Opening Times:

9.30am – 5.30pm - (Monday - Friday)

9.00am - 6.00 - (Saturday - Sunday)

Closed on Christmas Day

How to get there:

Underground:

Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines. Get off at Baker Street Station. Madame Tussauds is only a 2 minute walk away.

Bus:

Routes 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 205, 274 and 453 pass close by.

Address:

Marylebone Road,

London, NW1 5LR.

Telephone:

0871 894 3000

Website:

www.madametussauds.com

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