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 LondonFee: Yes
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- 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 - 5:00 pm
- Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
London NW1 5LR
Kari C. Oct-12-2018
Ah-maz-zing! I've been to Madame Tussauds in New York and Vegas. Both locations have been a fun touristy thing for us to do when in town and so we figured... Read More
Michael W. May-15-2019
Big! Very big! But too many people! I'm here on a Saturday afternoon with a pre-purchased ticket and scheduled time. Took me less than 10 minutes to get... Read More
Chris S. Apr-11-2019
Shockingly unprofessional staff and a complete waste of time and money. We paid very good money to be insulted by staff, then have management tell me "I've... Read More
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|Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines||Baker Street Station||2 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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