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

Open Now

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

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

Phone: (212) 512-9600

Official Website: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum New York


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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Rated 4.3 out of 5Madame Tussauds Star Rating

4 Star Rating Good place to visit and interesting to go and see. You know what to expect going in but really its more entertaining than you think. Queues to get in took a little while but if you have a nyc pass or something similar you can skip most of the queues. The additional experiences in my opinion are not worth the added expense but others might say differently. Overall not a bad place to go and say you've been.

Matt Hucker - 4 days ago

4 Star Rating Very entertaining. The figures are very realistic and they do a great job giving you access to the figures in a variety of poses. Made for some great photos. My kids loved it. Order online to save some cash.

Kevin Murphy - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Such a fun place to bring your family when visiting Manhattan. it's nice to take your kids to a place like this where they can go Hands-On with the exhibits. My kids enjoyed the Marvel wax figures the best and they enjoyed the movie feature with Marvel as well. One thing I wish they would allow is for younger kids to be able to do the wax hands but I guess that gives us something to look forward to in the future.

Dan Petz - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Everyone has heard of the famous Madame Tussauds. It's such a neat experience to see it firsthand. I'll admit, some wax figures don't look as real as some, but others are dead on! It's uncanny. You have to see it in person to get an appreciation for the art.

Okachi Oman - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Since childhood I was listening about this place & literally it was my wish to go there & then finally I have visited this place. Very beautiful place. You will admire the creativity of this place. Probably one time you will think these are not wax sculptures but real persons. It's building is bit small & should be expanded & I remember coupon is more than 40 dollars but it's a must visit place atleast once in a life. Lot of fun there.

Adeel Fakhar - 2 months ago


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

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