Madame Tussauds London Wax Museum
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What to expect
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, a cornerstone of London's history for over 180 years, offers an unparalleled experience in the heart of London. Founded by the talented Madame Tussaud herself, this iconic museum is filled with remarkably lifelike wax figures. From royalty to presidents, to pop music icons and comic book legends, celebrities from around the world find their place here.
Each generation finds delight in this enchanting place where the art of wax sculpting reaches unmatched heights. Each figure is a product of meticulous attention to detail, a tradition upheld since Madame Tussaud's beginnings. The resemblance to real-life personalities is breathtaking, and every visitor is transported into a world where the boundary between reality and illusion blurs.
The experience doesn't end with merely admiring these wax figures. Thanks to 4D special effects, you'll be immersed in the heart of the action, interacting with your favorite heroes and heroines in a completely immersive manner. Laughter, thrills, and surprises abound around every corner, making your visit to the Wax Museum in London an unforgettable experience.
While the queue along Marylebone Street may be impressive, booking your tickets online will allow you to bypass this inconvenience and fully enjoy this must-visit attraction. Avoid the hassles and ensure you have a memorable time by reserving your Madame Tussauds London tickets. Come and explore the past and present of celebrities, an experience you will cherish forever.
Madame Tussauds London: Opening Hours
Madame Tussauds London's opening hours are adjusted seasonally to provide visitors with an optimal experience:
During the high season, from April to September, the museum welcomes you from Monday to Friday starting at 9 AM, with closing times at 5 PM on weekdays and 6 PM on weekends, extending the enjoyment of your visit.
In the low season, from October to March, the museum is open every day from 10 AM until 4 PM on weekends (3 PM on weekdays), allowing you to enjoy the attraction even outside of the summer months.
Please note that these hours are provided as indicative and may be subject to seasonal variations.
Preparing for Your Visit
- To avoid the queues at this popular attraction, we strongly recommend booking your tickets in advance, which are also more affordable than on-site purchases.
- E-tickets are instantly delivered to your device and can be presented from your smartphone.
Madame Tussauds Attractions
Welcome to the captivating world of Madame Tussauds London in 2023, where the art of wax comes to life to offer you an unforgettable experience. Dive into fascinating worlds where celebrities, historical icons, and fictional heroes gather to astonish you in the following areas:
Let yourself be carried away by the rhythm and melody in the music-dedicated zone. Meet legends of the music scene, from rockstars to pop divas, and discover incredibly lifelike reproductions of your favorite artists. Strike a pose with music icons and create melodic memories. In the music zone, you can meet Ariana Grande, Stormzy, as well as David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Taylor Swift, not to mention Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, or Miley Cyrus.
Awards Night Zone
Walk the red carpet and enter the glamorous world of awards nights. Meet cinema, television, and entertainment stars ready to pose with you for unforgettable photos. You'll feel like a true celebrity in this prestigious zone. The characters you'll find in the Awards Night Zone include Mo Salah, Zendaya, Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Tom Hardy, and the handsome Benedict Cumberbatch.
Royal Family Zone
Step onto the royal balcony for a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II and her family. Admire the striking resemblance of the royal family members and seize the unique opportunity to get closer to the British royalty. The characters in the Royal Family Zone need no introduction: King Charles III, the Consort Queen, and the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Marvel Hall of Heroes Zone
Immerse yourself in the exciting Marvel universe in the Hall of Heroes. Join a team of superheroes in an epic battle against the most formidable villains in the Marvel universe. The 4D special effects add a sensory dimension to this cinematic adventure. In the Hall of Heroes, you'll come face to face with Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and The Incredible Hulk, standing at an impressive 4.5 meters tall!
Star Wars Zone
Embark on an intergalactic journey by exploring the epic Star Wars universe. Discover Jabba the Hutt's throne room and witness an exhilarating duel between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader on the Death Star. The striking details of this zone will transport you to a galaxy far, far away.
Celebrate the excitement of the sports world by meeting world-renowned sports legends. From footballers to Olympic athletes, discover impressive wax statues that pay tribute to sports heroes. Pose alongside your favorite champions for an unparalleled sports experience. In the Sports Zone, you'll find Anthony Joshua, Cristiano Ronaldo, Usain Bolt, and, of course, Muhammad Ali, or Rafael Nadal.
Madame Tussauds London is much more than a wax museum; it's a true immersion into popular culture, history, and imagination. These captivating attractions are just a glimpse of what awaits you during your visit. Come and discover for yourself the wonders that await at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London in 2023. An experience that will leave lasting memories for visitors of all ages.
The Origins of Madame Tussauds
The Madame Tussauds Museum we know today is the first in a series of similar institutions. Created by Madame Tussaud (without an "s" at the end) herself, the original museum was located just around the corner from Marylebone Road, a few steps from the current location. Madame Tussaud, a pioneering French artist in the art of wax figure-making, created her first model in 1777. At a time when photography did not yet exist, these wax figures were heavily criticized for their excessive realism, which was considered unsuitable for capturing the grandeur of historical or political figures. She eventually decided to establish her itinerant exhibition in a permanent structure in the English capital. Opened in 1835 and featuring 400 wax figures, this pioneering museum was an immediate success.
Some of these original creations are still visible today, placed alongside modern pop stars, top athletes, contemporary political figures, fictional characters, and many more. The smallest details of each mannequin are created with the same meticulousness as Madame Tussaud's original works. Want to take a selfie with a president or a prince? You now know where that's possible.
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