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: Yes.

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

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

Phone: 1800 195 650

Official Website: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating I had an absolute blast here. It was fantastic fun and I would highly recommend a visit. The wax figurines were really well made and it was great getting to pose for photos with them. There was so many different styles and themes also which made it better in my opinion. Located in the heart of the CBD just at King Street Wharf in Barangaroo, you couldn’t get more central. For a day of fun, I would highly recommend here.
Nerine Cummins - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating A great place to see the real looking personalities and favourite stars. Staff were a real help with taking photos in the Royal dress up photoshoot and it’s just amazing. The magazine photo was an added attraction. It appeared that many manikins were shorter than the real. Well maintained and organised place great job of the creators for making the whole experience enjoyable and a life time experience.
Dr. Nagesh Prabhu - 4 months ago

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4 Star Rating A visit made memorable by some awesome staff. Travelling solo, I wandered into Madame’s not expecting to be so well entertained. Thank you to the lovely Jeannie who started off my kindly taking my pic with my idol Nelson Mandela. She then proceeded to accompany me throughout - taking my pics , offering tidbits of info on each of the statues while I entertained her with my lack of Aussie knowledge . Definitely came out having enjoyed the journey and learnt a few things along the way. Thank you. Suggest going early .
sumi gokool-Sahadew - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating A really fun place to come and see the stars. Staff were helpful especially with taking photos. The Royal dress up photoshoot was amazing. The magazine photo didn't work for me as I couldn't get online connection inside. Elle was a lot taller than I expected. The politicians were shorter than I expected. There was a jukebox to play your favourite songs. Well done to the creators for making the whole experience so enjoyable!👍🏻💯🤗
GG Shopping - 6 months ago

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5 Star Rating This is a such a Wonderful Place for People to take Heaps of Selfies and get Up Close with their Celebrities.This Place is Awesome and The Staff are so Friendly and Helpful.Recommend it and its also right next to the Wildlife and Sealife Aquarium.As These Places can get Super Busy,Its Better to get Online Tickets and you can get Combo Deals on Oz Experience which Save Money.This Place has a Lot of Unique Australian Celebrities, Sports Stars,Movie Stars,World Leaders and Even the Royal Family.Theyre Constantly Changing the Celebrities too.Go Check this Place out if your in Sydney,Reviews say it All😁
Stu 11 (Stusta) - 2 months ago

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Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Light Rail - L1Pyrmont Bay9 minutes
L2, T1, T2, T3, or T8Town Hall7 minutes
L2, T1, T2, T3, or T8Wynward7 minutes
FerryDarling Harbour Aquarium Wharf1 minute

How to get to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum by

By Light Rail L1: 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 or Light Rail L2: 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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