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

Official Website: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum New York

Fee: Yes

Open Now

Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.

  • Monday: 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9:30 am - 10:00 pm

Category: Museums

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

Phone: (212) 512-9600


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5 Star Rating We enjoyed our visit here. The wax figures are made very nicely and the entire set up is atmospheric and fun. It was a little confusing right when we got... Read More

Laura E. Sep-17-2023

5 Star Rating When I tell you I love Madame Tussaud's museums~ I really do and my goal is to visit every single one. I have been to this museum years and years ago but,... Read More

Tiff H. Sep-08-2023

4 Star Rating I havE not visited this museum in years so was happy to join my sons trip on this excursion. The place was nicely organized by type so sports figures... Read More

Cindy M. Jul-23-2023

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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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