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

Official Website: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Fee: Yes.

Closed Now

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

  • Monday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

Category: Museums

Address: 1-5 Wheat Rd
Aquarium Wharf
Sydney New South Wales 2000

Phone: +61 1800 205 851


Yelp Rating:
3.5 out of 5 3.5 Star Rating
Based on 10 Reviews.

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3 Star Rating My visit to Madame Tussauds in Sydney was the first time that I had visited a wax museum. Admission to the museum was included as part of the Sydney... Read More

Jon L. Sep-27-2016

4 Star Rating I mean it's a wax museum. They've done a great job. We went just for something to do. It worked. No need to revisit and I can't say it's a must-see, but... Read More

Susan W. Aug-09-2020

2 Star Rating This is a difficult review because we thought the wax figures were amazing, they honestly looked life like. It was hard to not keep checking to see if the... Read More

Shane-Brenda M. Oct-21-2016

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

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