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 above.

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 above.

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

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Address: Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR, UK

Official Website: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum London

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Directions

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Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City linesBaker Street Station2 MInutes

How to get to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum London by Tube

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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Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5Madame Tussauds London Star Rating

3 Star Rating Comparing this museum to the same one in LA, this is worse. Too many people, too high prices, you have to see an attendant to take photos with the Royal family. The only thing I liked was the roller-coaster which looks like a taxi and takes your through the history of London. Really nice idea. Other than that we had hard time to push through crowds.

Maxim Boiko - 9 minutes ago

5 Star Rating Fantastic experience a must do. We came here as a school booking and the customer service was excellent. All of the kids loved it and the adults too! Thanks to all the staff for making it such a wonderful experience

SIMPLY ENGLISH EDINBURGH - 8 days ago

5 Star Rating Excellent day out for the family. Brilliant, helpful staff, be sure to take advantage of the lockers so that you don't have to carry coats and bags. 4d cinema was fantastic. We ordered a birthday package as an extra and the gifts received were wonderful, highly recommended.

Nicky Santos - 10 days ago

4 Star Rating Great place with realistic wax figures, especially Usain Bolt that looks like the real deal. You have to be dedicated to come here by coming very early at opening times or else you will have to suffer with queues up to 2 hours if you come around 11AM. Good but missing the star as there should be other doors for tickets other than just one, this would make queues shorter and more available staff at tills as only 2/7 tills were used when queues were so long.

Ben Norris - 12 days ago

2 Star Rating Really not impressed. I thought the queue down the road was ridiculously long until we got inside and found out that it was just as long there as well. We queued for over 2 hours only to be told that we couldn't go straight in, but were given an admission time later in the day! Seriously not impressed! We went off and had some lunch and a wander around. When we returned at our allotted time, it was thankfully only a 5 minute wait until we were admitted. Although it was naturally busy inside, we were able to take photos with any of the models that we wanted to. Some are obviously more popular than others, but you just wait your turn. I wasn't impressed either with having to pay extra to get up close to Prince Harry & Megan, so I didn't - I left that to the gullible tourists. There was another section that cost extra to go into, which I also refused to do. I'm sure the owners would say it gives visitors a choice, but people are spending so much anyway, that an extra £5 on the ticket price to have everything included would present a better deal. Anyway, the models were very good and the whole atmosphere was excellent, but I won't be rushing back.

Barrie Pates - 16 days ago

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