What to expect
Madame Tussauds has been a London sensation since Madame Tussaud herself opened the doors of her waxworks museum more than 180 years ago. From royals and presidents to pop stars and heroes of Marvel comics, today's Madame Tussauds thrills visitors of a new generation with waxworks true to the founder's painstaking standards along with high-tech 4D effects. There's always a queue snaking outside the Marylebone Street museum - and booking in advance allows you easy entrance to one of London's finest attractions.
(from April to September)
Open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(from October to March)
Open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please note: Last entry is 60 minutes before the closing time.
PREPARATIONS FOR YOUR VISIT
- If you'd like to avoid queues at this popular attraction, we strongly recommend that you book tickets in advance. Not only does this save time, it's also cheaper than buying on the door.
- E-tickets can be processed instantly. All you need to do is present them on your smartphone.
- Please present your e-ticket at Door 1 to be booked into the next available timeslot. You will then be able to access the attraction at your booked timeslot via Door 2.
- We advise you to arrive early in the day or to time your visit during the lunch hour.
DISCOVER THE ATTRACTIONS AT MADAME TUSSAUDS
The waxworks at Madame Tussauds are a legendary London attraction. Whether you want to experience a historical adventure through the ages or a live 4D show featuring Marvel superheroes, Madame Tussauds is full of surprises.
- Party with VIPs: Mingle with your favourite celebrities, including superstars like Leonardo di Caprio, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Michael Jackson and many others, who will always be happy to pose for a souvenir photo.
- The Royal Family: Head to the Royal Balcony, where you can meet Queen Elizabeth II and all of her family.
- Spirit of London: Boarding a special mini-train, this exhibit allows you to experience key events in London's history, including the ravages of the Plague and the murders of Jack the Ripper.
- Super Heroes Save London: Discover a 4D movie featuring Marvel icons like the Hulk, Captain America and Spiderman.
- Star Wars: Enter Jabba's Throne Room to witness the famous fight on the Death Star between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.
- But that's not all. There are many more attractions to discover!
The story of Madame Tussauds
The waxworks of Madame Tussauds are a modern legend. Whether it's history you're looking for or a 4D experience with the stars of Marvel comics, this is a day out in London that has a surprise around every corner.
Today's Madame Tussauds, the first of a worldwide series of waxworks museums, was founded by Madame Tussaud herself in premises just around the corner from the present extensive collection on Marylebone Road. She was a French pioneer of wax models, creating her first in 1777. In an age long before photography, Madame Tussaud's work was controversial with those who didn't want to see political and historical figures celebrated in such a lifelike fashion. Her travelling exhibition eventually found a permanent home in London and was an instant hit when it opened in 1835, with some 400 waxworks.
Some of those originals remain along with today's sports and pop stars, contemporary politicians, fictional characters and many, many more. Every part of every waxwork is created today with the same painstaking care Madame Tussaud lavished on her own creations. Whether you're looking for a selfie with a president or a prince, this is the place for you. We'd advise booking your tickets well in advance to allow you to avoid the daily queues outside this hugely - and justifiably - popular attraction.