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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, London


Everyone had heard about the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London. Founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud, this museum is a major tourist attraction in London and displays the waxworks of well-known people from all over the world. At present the wax figures at this museum mainly include the historical, royal figures, sports stars, film stars, and prominent murderers also.

-Madame Tussauds now owned by a leisure company named as Merlin Entertainments, following the attainment of The Tussauds Group in May 2007. Some facts about Madame Tussauds Wax Museum are as following:

-Founder of Madame Tussauds was Marie Tussaud and was an inhabitant of Strasbourgh, France. She learned the sculpting from the employers of her employer, Dr. Philippe Curtius, who was skilled in the art of wax modeling.

-Madame Tussauds was imprisoned during the time of French Revolution and then she made the death masks of executed nobles.

-It takes about 6 months over 250 precise measurements and photographs. It also takes about 2,400 lbs of wax as well as $45,000 for making each of Madame Tussaud’s portraits of wax.

-Here every subject is invited for a seating to be capable for getting the correct measurements of body. Though, if the topic is a historical figure or has previously passed away, a team of experts will check and quarry on 100s of pictures as well as obtain the sizes from there.

-There are mainly the 2 maintenance teams for checking the every each figure daily previous to the opening of museums.

-Madame Tussauds Museum was hit by a bomb during World War II in the year 1940. The bomb shattered more than 350 head moulds and distressed a cinema also which was the part of museum.

-The first abroad branch of Madame Tussauds was opened in the year 1970 in Amsterdam. At present there are 21 Madame Tussauds all over the world which includes Beijing, Sydney, Tokyo as well as 6 in the USA.

-All the wax statues which are displayed in Madame Tussauds Museum have their make-up retouched as well as hair washed often.

-Madame Tussauds in the year 1925 was suffered in the fir and then various statues were lost. Luckily, all the mould there remained unbroken and numerous pieces were recreated.

-All the wax statues are prepared 2% larger as compare to the genuine person since this much wax is probable to melt through the whole process.

*Address: Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LR

*Opening Times: Monday to Friday: 9,30am - 5.30pm,
                              Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 6pm

*For getting the discount for the entry in Madame Tussauds you should buy the tickets online in advance.

Famous Statues of International Celebrities in Madame Tussauds London:

-Nelson Mandela

-Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

-Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

-Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

-Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

-Pierce Brosnan as James Bond

-Kylie Minogue

-Kim Kardashian

-Tom Cruise

Famous Statues of Indian Celebrities in Madame Tussauds London:

-Mahatma Gandhi

-Amitabh Bachchan

-Shahrukh Khan

-Sachin Tendulkar

-Narendra Modi

-Indira Gandhi

-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

-Salman Khan

-Hritik Roshan

-Madhuri Dixit

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