Madame Tussauds wax museum in London

Madame Tussauds London



Madame Tussauds is a wax museum located near Marylebone Rd, London. It has smaller version of it in other countries. The museum was initially established by Marie Tussaud (a French artist) in 1835 near Baker street. Earlier this was known as Madame Tussaud's, but in current days it is known as Madame Tussauds (without apostrophe). This now has several hundred of figures of famous people from different area (music, movie, sports, politics, etc). In current days this is now London't top tourist attraction, regardless the day of the week, or day of the year.


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Regardless of which day you visit, this Museum is always busy with tourists.



I came to know about this Madame Tussauds wax museum from my text book when I was a kid. Since then it was in my wish list to visit some day. This visit was an exciting feeling for me. We didn't expect that much crowed as it was Monday. But unfortunately it was super crowded. We had to wait around an hour in queue for the ticket before entering. The lady from the ticket counter said it was even worse in Sunday (as people needed to wait for more than two hours). That's why they have the option for fasttrack ticket (you pay extra and get quicker access). But I found that option was almost double than the regular price.


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One of my favourite actresses, Nicole Kidman.



Inside the Madame Tussauds museum everything was nicely organised. The figures of the famous people were placed in different sections (at where they belong). There are figure of some stars who died even before our birth. Also the stars of current days are hard to reach for a normal people like us. So I think those figures were an option to meet them as a second hand experience. Every one was excited about taking pictures with their favourite stars. In some cases we had to stand in a queue in front of the statue to take a picture with it. People were so innovative while taking pictures. It was a nice experience and I've enjoyed the moment.


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Johnny Depp, the pirates of the Caribbean.



There are sections for Marvel's characters, Star wars, and also Bollywood (this section was less crowded as only the Indian people were showing interest). The Marvel and Star wars section were a bit busy. Spending time with sport stars and music star was also brilliant. There is a section of the political leaders as well (out whom few I like personally, and few I don't). It was also amazing to see them in figures. There was a 4DX 3D show as well. It was short but funny one.


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All time great Elvis Presley.



Most awesome part of the museum was the train journey. It was taking from old day of London to the current day. That five minutes of journey looked like I've seen the entire history. Everything was organised very nicely. The narration was very good. And the train ride (kind of roller coaster) was also thrilling. We've spent more than two hours in the museum and wanted to do more, but had to leave to visit London Eye.


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Jamaican legend Bob Marley.



Opening and closing times:

This wax museum remains open everyday (but the hours might vary based on the time of the year). The usual opening hours are from 10-4 most of the time. Also it might be closed during special days (like Christmas). So look at the timing from the website before you plan. Try to avoid weekends to avoid the overwhelming crowed.


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Famous band The Beatles.



Ticket price:

The ticket price for Madame Tussauds museum is usually £35 (if you buy online then it would be £29). Also there are some deals which would be cheaper for you if that suits you. You can see the deals from the website. Also London Explorer Pass is an excellent option if you have multiple attractions to visit.


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Katniss Everdeen from Hunger games.



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Western movie legend John Wayne.



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Two action heroes Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis.



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Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan.



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Brazil's (some says world's) best footballer Pele.



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Long distance olympic winner Mo Farah.



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Sachin Tendulkar who is one of all time greats in cricket.



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One of the current top ranked players Rafael Nadal.



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Queen Elizabeth II in British Royal family.



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Possibly Queen Victoria.



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Some characters from past.



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Marie Tussaud herself in wax figure.



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Forgot what it was, possibly made by Madame Tussaud herself.



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Madame Tussauds (in right) while working in her younger age.



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Street in London during night.



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Teenagers having hangout together.



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Not sure what this is, but these looked real.



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Incredible Hulk, he needed more spaces than anyone else.



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King Kong from the famous movie.



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Spiderman, although looks like made by plastic or balloon.



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Wolverine from X-men.



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I am not a Star wars fan, probably a character from there.



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Robots from Star wars.



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A warrior from Star wars movie?



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Train journey that takes visitors from past to present day of London.



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Everything started from several hundred years back and progressing towards present days.



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Possibly depicting the mechanical engineering from past.



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British had world's best naval power, possibly this is portraying that.



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Royal guards.



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Is it a Marigold ride?



Madame Tussauds,
Marylebone Rd,
London,
Country: England,
GPS coordinate (51°31'21.5"N, 0°09'19.7"W).



This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog https://www.alonelytraveler.com/



Monday, 24 September 2018


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