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Museum of Madame Tussaud

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Museum of Madame Tussaud
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London's wax museum

Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LR
Adult (16+): £30.00
Child (4-15): £19.29
Family (4pers.): £83.69

The Museum of Madame Tussauds is a famous museum located in central London and inside what used to be the London Planetarium. The Museum of Madame Tussauds specializes in recreating and showcasing life size models of celebrities and other famous characters made out of wax.


The museum attracts millions of people and remains just as popular as it was two centuries ago, when it was first opened. There are more Madame Tussauds Museums over the world, the very first one was opened in Paris in the year 1770. The current museum in London not only carries wax models, but also a 4D cinema and the Chamber of Horrors.


The museum is divided into several sections, each of which carries different wax characters and/or activities. The sections are:

  • Party – As you walk through the red carpet, you’ll see figures of famous celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Emma Watson, Russell Brand and more.
  • Bollywood – Contains wax figures of famous artists in Indian films
  • Film – Meet famous actors as well as characters in film. Included here are Shrek, Holly Golightly and more!
  • Sport – Meet the stars of the sports world
  • Royals – Meet the Queen of England and other royals
  • Culture – See wax figures of some of the legends in the history of earth, from Albert Einstein to William Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde
  • Music – Meet famous singers and band members such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Freddy Mercury and many others
  • World Leaders – Walk among famous leaders such as Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and more.
  • Chamber of Horrors & Scream! – Walk inside a prison where all the inmates are on the loose! These attraction features real actors and not just wax figures!
  • Behind the Scenes at Madame Toussads – Discover and marvel at how the wax figures at the museum are created
  • Spirit of London Ride – Get on a cab and drive along London’s most famous sights
  • Marvel Superheroes – An interactive area where you can meet many of the most famous superheroes.
  • 4D Movie Experience – Fight against Doctor Doom alongside four superheroes!


Who was Madame Tussauds?

Madame Tussauds learned how to work with wax to create models when she was only 17 years old and later on, she became a tutor at the Palace of Versailles. During the French Revolution, she was commissioned to create death masks of aristocrats who were executed. During the beginning of the 19th century, she headed to Britain for an exhibition about revolutionary relics and objects, where her works were displayed.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9:30 – 17:30
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 – 18:00

How to get there

Tube: Baker Street station