Madame Tussauds Wax Museum New York

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New York City will delight all ages with its incredibly realistic wax figures

Entrance to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Times Square New York
Entrance to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Times Square New York cc licensed photo by iamNigelMorris

The collection of over 200 figures at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New York look so convincingly real that you may have a hard time believing they are not. The full sized wax figures are painstakingly created with amazing detail using much the same methods that were used 200 years ago.

Fun and educational at the same time, Madame Tussauds famed wax museum will take you on an exciting journey through history as you stroll right up to the amazing wax replicas. You will see likenesses of the rich and famous, heros and villains, entertainers and celebrities, athletes, cartoon characters and more. New likenesses are introduced to the collection on a frequent basis.

Madame Tussauds Wax Exhibitions have a lengthy history going back in excess of 200 years. In 1770, a then young Madame Tussaud studied the method of creating wax figures under the tutilage of Dr. Philippe Curtius. After turning 17 she became an art tutor for the sister of King Louis XVI in the famous Palace Of Versaille in Paris. In the first part of the 19th century Madame Tussaud's exhibition journeyed through Britain showing off its fascinating collection of relics and wax figures of famous public figures from around the world. This travelling showcase presented the news of the day in a visual way much as television does today.

Madame Tussauds settled down at a permanent location in London back in 1835. Today they have many locations throughout the world including New York City where they are conveniently located in the heart of famous Times Square.

The New York location has displays that are unique to New York including their recently launched interactive Spirit of New York exhibit. A Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie (3D plus smoke, wind and smells) is also part of the Madame Tussauds experience in New York as is the chamber of horrors, although you may want to skip the latter if you have younger kids along.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

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Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Address: 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Official Website: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum New York

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Directions

Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, or R, W or STimes Square - 42 Street3 minutes
B, D, F, or M42 Street - Bryant Park5 minutes
A, C, E42 Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal3 minutes

How to get to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum New York by Subway

Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, or R train to Times Square / 42 Street Station and walk ½ block west on 42 street or take the B, D, F, or M train to 42 Street / Bryant Park and walk west on 42 street for 1½ blocks, or take the A, C, or E Train to 42 Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal and walk ½ block east on 42 Street.

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Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5마담투소 Star Rating

5 Star Rating What a fantastic place, the wax model's are very serial. All of the staff that we met really made us feel welcome , 10/10 for customer service, the team are a credit to the company. The game and the 4d short marvel movie were a great fun experience. Then the fair games at the end are brilliant too, i won myself a panda teddy which is very good quality. I'd highly recommend visiting this place for families as it's a great day out. I would definitely visit again if i ever get the opportunity to visit New York. Great photo opportunities too.

Kerry O'connor - 2 days ago

3 Star Rating I took my wife and daughter here to experience the museum. It was a pretty good time. It took us about an hour to go through, I'm sure that's fast compared to other people. Just like anywhere else, the people are the most annoying part of it. The staff there was great, they get 4 stars. We watched the 4D movie as well and I wouldn't have minded if we skipped that.

Jefferson Lambert - 6 days ago

5 Star Rating A great option to spend great time in NYC. All waxes are great and you can always find something inside to enjoy. The 7d movie "Mission Undead" was the best part of our trip. 4d movie is also great. The ticket prices are more than what it deserves but anyway, this place must be seen once.

Erdi Daşdemir - 11 days ago

5 Star Rating There is plenty to do here including looking at all the wax works which are great. Some people had great fun pretending to hit the Donald Trump one 😂. Along the way around you can stop and relax for a drink or an ice cream at Dylan's candy bar, we had milkshakes which were delicious and then purchase sweets if you wish. There was also a Marvel movie to watch which was good for kids. You have to pay extra for the Mission undead which is a zombie experience but we couldn't do it as kids hate zombies but we could watch people that were in it and it seemed good. This was a great way to spend 3-4 hours.

Serena Kennedy - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating So amazing. The long queues to get in was well worth it. The wax statues are so life like. Amazing to see the celebrities. Real talent to be able to recreate people. Enjoyed my time so much. And very nice to be able to see everything in your own time. Definitely will be back. Made lovely memories

christina Wolff - 1 month ago

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Video highlighting the new Spirit of New York Display at Madame Tussauds

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