Madame Tussauds Wax Museum London

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum has locations throughout the world, but its roots are in London

Entrance to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London
Entrance to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London cc licensed photo by Avodrocc

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London boasts a collection of wax figures that look so real you will have a difficult time believing they are not. The detail of these fascinating full size wax figures is amazing to say the least. Both fun and educational, Madame Tussauds world renowned wax museums will take you on a journey back in time and right up to the present as you walk among the life like figures of famous and powerful people, celebrities, athletes, and even fictional characters. New figures are added to the collection on a regular basis.

Madame Tussauds Wax Exhibitions have a long history going back more than 200 years. Back in 1770, a very young Madame Tussaud learnt the skill of creating wax figures from Dr. Philippe Curtius. By the age of 17 she was art tutor to the sister of King Louis XVI in the famous Palace Of Versaille in Paris. Early in the 19th century Madame Tussaud's exhibition travelled around Britain showcasing its unique collection of relics and wax likenesses of renowned public figures both good and bad. This travelling show brought the news of the day to life in a day and age when most news travelled simply by word of mouth.

Madame Tussauds established its first permanent location in London way back in 1835 and moved to its current location on Marylebone Road in 1884. Today they have many locations throughout the world.

A Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie is also part of the Madame Tussauds experience in London as is the chamber of horrors, although you may want to skip that portion if you have children along.

Since Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is not a public museum, admission charges do apply. Various ticket packages are available from the official website at the link below.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is generally open daily from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm on weekdays and from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekends, however there are some exceptions so be sure to check the official website at the link below.

For more information about Madame Tussauds in London visit their official website.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum London

Fee: Yes

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Address: Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LR, UK

Phone: 020 7487 0351

Official Website: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum London


Rated 4.4 out of 5Madame Tussauds London Star Rating

5 Star Rating Fantastic experience. A must visit attraction when you are in London. Wax figures look very real. Visited on Sunday afternoon and it was not very crowded at that time. They have figures of famous celebrities , Royal family, star wars and marvels. Spend a good 2 hours inside the museum. There was a good ride inside which was also fabulous. Try to buy tickets in advance that will avoid any hassle there.
manish mishra - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating One place you just have to visit in London in your lifetime even if just once. You will enjoy the one or two hours of taking pictures with excellent wax figures of celebrities. There is also a short excellent Marvel 4D animation towards the end of the exhibition (though I suspect the 4d movies get updated from time to time so may not necessarily be the same in a few years).
Tuoyo-E - 3 months ago

5 Star Rating First visit to MT’s London! Private event for Google. Food was great…. event staff was super friendly and accommodating. Drinks were mixed well and fantastic. The entry ride was far cooler than we expected!
Jim Bentley - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Absolutely magnificent and must-see attraction in London. There are a lot of things to see and great figures of celebrities from worlds of music, sport, art, politics, history. The short 3D Marvel movie with special effects is also very interesting and the part that we loved the most was the ride by train through the history of London. That is a truly great experience!It's interesting both for adults and kids.
Nikola Kukobat - 1 month ago

3 Star Rating It was very busy with quite a long queue, but the queue went down quickly, so I waited around 20 mins to get in. It's quite pricey at around £30 for children, £35 for adults. I prebooked. Bags are checked by security. The wax works are good, but there were lots of crowds around the most famous, lots of photo opportunities. You can buy wax work hands, etc, and you have your photo taken, but you will need to pay. The chamber of horrors was spooky, and the spirit of London was great. You take a taxi ride around as part of the journey, which is properly the highlight of the adventure. At the end, there is the Marvel characters section, and this is great if you are a Marvel fan. You can watch a 4D Marvel film in a cinema setting which is in the former planetarium. This was good. There are lots of places inside to get food, snacks etc. Toilets and fire exits are available freely. This is a good tourist attraction but can get a little repetitive.
Emma Louize - 1 month ago

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From Baker Street Station exit onto Marylebone and walk to your left (east) on the sidewalk along Marylebone for 2 minutes.

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