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

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum New York Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • 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 – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 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

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum New York Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Wonderfully fun! I have lived in NYC all my life and decided to go on my birthday because I had never visited the place before. On a Monday around 11am it was not crowded at all! The place is well organized and quite extensive. Had a great time walking around, posing with the statues and taking photos. The 10 minute 4-D movie is amazing! Even my partner who had poo-pooed the place as being “just for tourists” admitted that it was really fun.
Elizabeth Yu - 2 weeks ago

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4 Star Rating This is a classic attraction: multiple real sized wax models of famous and important people from around the world. There are also several activities like a video game, a Halloween style horror section, a 4D movie and a place to make a wax model of your hand (not included with a basic ticket, you may not need evr on top to enjoy your visit here). The wax models range from famous celebrities to marvel superheroes keeping adults and kids fascinated by the striking contrast: amazingly realistic models completely still.. this place has no food available inside. Restrooms are available. Try to come off peak to avoid the crowds and plan to take your time here, part of the fun is to just get those perfect pictures of you and your favorite wax.
Dvir Koenigstein - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Better than expected! We got right in without a wait. Didn't know there was a floor with a bar, that was a nice surprise! Drinks were a little strong but tasty. We really enjoyed all of the scenery along with the wax figures. Everything was displayed very well. Great place for anyone adult or child.
Stephanie Jacobson - 2 months ago

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4 Star Rating We got that sightseeing pass and used that to enter. We got in, and we ended up having to call customer service, which took 10-15 min. It had to be done manually for some reason. Then, there's absolutely no direction... just a "keep going".. not informing us to wait for the elevator. So my group and others were walking around aimlessly until others were like I think we wait for it here. After that, it was better. Pretty cool for what it was.
Dasha DAcosta-Johnson - 2 months ago

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4 Star Rating I would give this experience 4.5 stars! We visited on a weekday evening, so it wasn't too crowded. The museum has so many famous celebrities and we loved taking pictures with all of them. There is a haunted portion and a super hero portion (that includes a short 4D movie) amongst many others. I believe that the price is steep, especially for those who do not want to take too many pictures. So this will be a one time visit for me! I also visited the Madam Tussauds in London and I felt that it had so much more to offer in terms of interactive experiences, gift store articles and the wax statues.
Neha Vl - 2 months ago

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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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