One of Londonís top attractions, Madame Tussaudís is a museum that lets visitors mingle with their favorite film stars, be counted amongst world leaders, or get a picture with sporting heroes. Actually, all of this is true, only the celebrities are made of wax.
Over two million visitors a year come to see famous and infamous pop stars and Royalty depicted here in lifelike wax models. The wax figures are placed in themed areas, including 'World Stage', 'Premiere Night', 'Divas', 'Blush' and 'The Spirit of London'. Stroll through the glittery music room, where Jimi Hendrix and Elton John are right around the corner from Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson. The Royalty room features life-like figures of Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth, to name a few. Get a picture taken with Pope John Paul, the Dalai Lama or even Bill Clinton.
Marie Grosholtz, who later became Madame Tussaud, founded Madame Tussaudís in 1835. She learned her skills from her mother's employer Philippe Curtius, a doctor with a talent for wax modeling. Curtius became her mentor and guardian and also introduced Marie to some of the leading luminaries of the time. Today, the wax figures are still painstakingly created, as each model takes up to three months to prepare. And, in the case of creating models of living subjects, the figures must be indistinguishable from the actual person before being approved for display.
Monday to Friday from 9.30am until 5.30pm.
Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 6pm.
+44 (0)20 7935 6861
Madame Tussaud's is located in the centre of London on Marylebone Road, just one minute's walk from Baker Street underground station.
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Wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities are available. However, due to limited capacity, disabled visitors are asked to telephone in advance on 0870 400 3000.