Madame Tussauds London

Madame Tussauds London

Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Oxford… What other sights do you know in London? Of course, we can’t skip Madame Tussauds, one of the most popular attractions!

Who is Madame Tussauds?

Marie Tussaud is the founder of one of the most famous museums in the world. But she wasn’t the first master in wax modeling. Moreover, she wasn’t even born in England, as everybody thought. Marie Tussaud was born in Strasbourg, France. Philippe Curtius (one of the most popular wax modeling masters of that time) taught Marie that specific art. She was a competent student, so she quickly overtook the skills of the teacher. When Marie was 18 years old, she started to teach wax modeling Princess Elizabeth.

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Wax figures of the royal family in Madame Tussauds in London

Creation of Madame Tussauds Museum in London

Madame Tussaud managed to accumulate a small collection of sculptures till 1802. She spent the next 30 years traveling around England with her artworks. Only in 1835, Madame Tussaud decided to open a permanent exhibition on Baker Street. Success was inevitable. Londoners stood in the queue to look at the wax figures. Later the Chamber of Horrors was opened and gained unbelievable popularity in no time. It exhibited the death masks of victims of the Paris guillotine.

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The modern Museum has been moved from Baker Street to Marylebone road. Even after Madame Tussauds’ death, a collection of the Museum continues to grow.

Today, the sculptors need about 4 months of work to create a single figure. But it includes not one masterwork, but a team of 20 specialists! They use only natural hair for figures and numerous layers of paint for creating real skin color.

Madame Tussauds Museum in London

Branches of the Museum are already opened in Amsterdam, New York, Shanghai, and many other cities. But the head office with the largest collection remains in London. People from all over the world come here to appreciate the sculptures, which are the unique attractions of the UK.

You may also visit the famous Chamber of Horrors. The number of statues in the Museum counts thousands. Here you can see famous actors, politicians, musicians, scientists, etc.. Sculptors keep their eyes on the ball, so the figures of a new President or a Hollywood star immediately appears in the Museum.

You may find a small inconspicuous figure among all the other famous personalities in the Museum, the geniuses of the past and present years. It is a little sharp-nosed old woman, dressed in a black robe. This statue is the famous Madame Tussauds, the founder of one of the main attractions of England.

Wax sculpture of Mary Tussauds in London

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Useful Info for Tourists

Address: Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR, United Kingdom

Official website: https://www.madametussauds.com/london/en

How to get there: by bus №18, №27, №30, №74, №205 or No. 453 drive to Baker Street Station stop.

Opening Hours:

10:00 – 16:00;
09:00 – 16:00;
09:00 – 17:00;
09:00 – 18: 00.

You can find out the opening hours on the official website of the Museum.

Madame Tussauds Museum in London

Prices

  • Premium ticket - £49 (quick entry with a special entrance, access to all rooms, free popcorn).
  • Standard ticket - £29.
  • Family ticket - £27 per person (valid for five people, including a minimum of two children and a maximum of two adults).
  • Group ticket (from 10 people) - £24.50.
  • Group children's ticket (5-11 years) - £12.95.
  • Group children's ticket (11-18 years) - £18.

After visiting the Madame Tussauds Museum and getting acquainted with her painstaking art, you can also visit the British Museum.

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Entrance tickets & Tours

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London Eye, Sea Life Aquarium and Madame Tussauds Admission
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Enjoy London for less with the ultimate Attraction Combo Ticket. Experience 3 of London's top attractions, including the London Eye , SEA LIFE London Aquarium and Madame Tussauds London for an amazing price!Spread your visits across 90 days, visit all 4 in one week or even in 1 day. The choice is yours with this flexible ticket.
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Madame Tussauds London Skip The Line with Star Wars Exhibition
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Step into the spotlight at Madame Tussauds London, the home of famous fun in the capital. Star in immersive experiences and get up close and personal with more than 250 lifelike figures of your favourite celebrities with plenty of new additions for you to discover and enjoy in 2020.Rub shoulders with Her Majesty the Queen and the British Royal Family on the Royal Balcony Experience Pose for photos with wax figures of world-famous celebrities like Tom Hardy and Eddie Redmayne or snap a selfie with Kim Kardashian. Meet your favorite heroes at the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Exhibition before getting up close to Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and more in the 'Star Wars' at Madame Tussauds immersive experience. Plus, by purchasing your ticket in advance and booking a time slot, you'll get to join Door 2 with your pre-purchased entrance ticket and experience shorter queues than walk-up guests.*Marvel4D experience at Madame Tussauds will be closed from 24 February to May 2020*
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London 6 Attraction 90-Day Admission Ticket with London Eye
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Enjoy London for less with Merlin's LONDON BIG ADVENTURE - 6 attractions ticket . The ultimate attraction's ticket.Your visit will start at Madame Tussauds London.Experience 6 of London's top attractions, including Madame Tussauds London, SEA LIFE London Aquarium, The London Eye, The London Eye River Cruise, DreamWorks Tours Shrek's Adventure! and The London Dungeon. Spread your visits across 90 days, visit all 6 in one week . The choice is yours with this flexible ticket.
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London Attraction Tickets: Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE
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Enjoy London for less with Merlin's Magical London Pass. Start your visit at Madame Tussauds London and experience 5 of London's top attractions; including Madame Tussauds London, SEA LIFE London Aquarium, The London Eye, DreamWorks Tours Shrek's Adventure! and The London Dungeon for the price of 2! Explore 5 of London's fascinating attractions with Merlin's Magical London Pass!   Between these 5 experiences, you will join the search to find Shrek and journey through Far Far Away as the star of the show, see all of London on the iconic London Eye, Discover a world of Famous Fun at Madame Tussauds London and Dive in and explore an underwater world of glittering scales, waddling feet and razor-sharp teeth creatures at SEA LIFE London.Spread your visits across 90 days, visit all 5 in one week or even in 1 day. The choice is yours with this flexible ticket.
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