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

Open Now

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

Directions

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

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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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Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5Madame Tussauds London Star Rating

4 Star Rating A normal wax museum with many to see. Its really big. You can enjoy a ride with a black taxi and see the History of London and then a 10 minutes movie from Marvel Heroes.There is a Sherlock Holmes theatre and you have to buy tickets for that to see actors and etc. if you want to do it. There are drinks and sweets inside if you want to get something and also you can take photos and make wax hand figures(you pay of course) Very nice experience

Petroula jjnnPan - 2 days ago

3 Star Rating I thought this attraction would of been better. The tickets were expensive and they had the cheek to charge an extra £5 each for 2 attractions. The staff outside were out of their depth and useless. Random people were pushing in. It would have been much simpler if they had times on the waiting area for their allocated slot. The entry area just felt rushed, the minute you tried to get a picture people would either jump in or walk in front of your camera. It started to get better once you left the movie part as the crowds started to dwindle down. The ride was good. The 4D Marvel experience was a nightmare. Once again the lack of staff training encouraged people to push in front of each other to grab 4D glasses. Then came the initial dangerous crush where everyone rushed to get a seat in the cinema. (Ideally the management should have doors before entering the marvel experience to control the mass panic to enter the cinema. Small children would of been crushed if they were to fall over in the panic to get a seat). The organizing of getting visitors to all move up in their seats took around 10 minutes. Ideally staff should direct people into some seating. The part I was looking forward to was the Star Wars experience. Sadly this was a mess again. The mass of people leaving the cinema crowded the best part of the attraction. I couldn't get a picture and in the end just left. I wouldn't visit unless better structure and changes were to happen

xlea07 - 3 days ago

4 Star Rating A good place to hangout for 2-3 hours. If you like artistic creativity than you will surely love this place. The wax statues are well carved. Some of them are so perfect that if you would have not told about them you would feel like being with a real human.

ravi lalwani - 10 days ago

4 Star Rating Visited Madam Tussauds with my nieces and nephews, we all had a great time, especially the kids, some of the wax figures were so real like, kept thinking one of them was going to reach out and touch me. The 4D movie was a great experience and the ride up to the 4D movie was fun. Overall it’s a great day out.

Sabiha Valli - 24 days ago

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