Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

The newly opened Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Sydney will delight and entertain visitors of all ages

Leonardo Di Caprio is one of many 'wax' celebrities you will see at Madame Tussauds in Sydney
Leonardo Di Caprio is one of many 'wax' celebrities you will see at Madame Tussauds in Sydney cc licensed photo by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer

The growing collection of painstakingly created wax figures at Madame Tassauds newest location in Sydney bring to life individuals and celebrities from around the world. The full sized wax figures are lovingly created by talented and devoted artists using methods very similar to those used over 200 years ago.

A tremendous amount of time and effort goes into creating the beautifully detailed full size figures. As you explore the themed exhibits you will be taken on an exciting journey through history. The lifelike replicas of the rich and famous, heroes and villains, entertainers and celebrities, athletes, cartoon characters and more are not roped off, allowing you to get your picture taken with them with no barriers. New figures are added into the collection on a regular basis. Some of the famous individuals on display at the Sydney location include Barack Obama, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Oprah, to name a just a few.

Madame Tussauds has a rich history that dates back over 200 years. In 1770 Madame Tussaud acquired the skills to create amazing wax figures under the teaching and guidance of Dr. Philippe Curtius. When she turned 17, she became the art tutor to King Louis XVI's sister in the Palace Of Versaille in France. In the first part of the 19th century Madame Tussaud's exhibition moved about Britain displaying its unique collection of relics and wax replicas of famous people from around the world. This mobile exhibit conveyed the news of those times in a visual manner similar to what television does today.

Eventually, in 1835 Madame Tussauds wax exhibition settled in a permanent location in London. Today they have many locations throughout the world, including their latest at Sydney where they are conveniently located right between the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney on the vibrant Darling Harbour.

Nearby attractions: Darling Harbour, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, IMAX Theatre, WILD LIFE Sydney and the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee:

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Phone: 1800 205 851

Official Website: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Map of nearby accommodations: Booking.com

Directions

Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Light RailPyrmont Bay9 minutes
T1, T2, T3 or T4Town Hall7 minutes
T1, T2 or T3Wynward7 minutes
FerryDarling Harbour Aquarium Wharf1 minute

How to get to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum by

By Light Rail: Exit at Pyrmont Bay and cross Murray Street and walk across the Pyrmont Bay Bridge. The Madame Tussauds is on the Aquarium Pier just north of the east end of the bridge.

By Train: From Town Hall Station go north to Druit Street and proceed west watching for the pedestrian ramp off to your right. Follow the ramp to the harbourside and go left (south) along the harbour. From Wynward Station go right (south) on York Street then right again on Erskine Street and continue to the Wharfs and go left (south) along the harbour to the Aquarium Pier.

You can also reach Madame Tussauds via pedestrian ramps leading to the harbour from Market or King Street.

By Ferry: Take a Darling Harbour Ferry from Circular Quary Wharf 5.

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Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5Madame Tussauds Sydney Star Rating

5 Star Rating One of the best places Sydney owns. Have 3rd time yearly pass and visited this attraction along with others numerous times along with my son. Indeed, it is the place you want to be in. Nice and big. It has all my favourites. Options to collect pictures for good memory (Much costlier though).

PATEL KALPESH - 13 days ago

5 Star Rating First time coming here. This was surprisingly fun and our favourite out of all the attractions... It's quite big and you're sure to see many of your favourites here. Also many photo possibilities and different scenarios. The wax figures are amazingly realistic and it's a one of a kind experience. There's people standing around like statues that scare you which caught us by surprise and it was quite funny. It wasn't as packed as other places which made it quite enjoyable as you're not squished and can see everything and take photos properly. Nice and cool inside. We bought our tickets in the self-serve line and it was super quick. Overall, very much recommend this place! Well worth the money.

Kay Dee - 27 days ago

4 Star Rating A little bit of a seen it once you’ve seen it all. You can’t beat the one in London, but this was great because of the Australian celebrities. The work is incredible and always impressive. A great option for tourists around the Darling Harbour area. Right on the aquarium and wildlife attraction so great spot for tourists.

Meltdown By Kyle - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating We liked the exhibits at Madame Tussauds Sydney as they celebrate the local Australian people be it indigenous Aboriginals, historians, film stars, musicians or sportsman. They have global icons too. So no point comparing it with other wax museums elsewhere in the world. You can cover the whole thing in 2 hours with pictures. Also it's recommended to take the 4 attraction pass as it cuts down the cost quite a bit and 3 of the 4 attractions are located next to each other.

Anchal Sood - 1 month ago

2 Star Rating No doubt one of the best display of wax statues and friendly staffs. But the line for vouchers were growing miles and less staffs were there to attend them . Few had issues in reading the voucher electronically and had to send mail to them . This is one of the reason for delay . When temp soaring up to 35 deg with little children had to wait for hour to seek an entry to ticket counter. The other two ticket counters were having less or no crowd. Suggest to work on managing the crowd effectively during festivals.

Venkat Raj - 1 month ago

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Celebrities meet 'themselves' at the opening of Madame Tussauds in Sydney

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