Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London which is the best-known museum of this kind in the world. The museum has many branches scattered around the world, however the first museum was opened by Madame Tussauds in 1835 in London.

Madame Tussauds learned the art of wax modelling from Dr. Philippe Curtius in Bern, who taught her how to model the figures of people while retaining their correct anatomical proportions. During the French Revolution, she modelled the heads of numerous prominent personages, which provided a basis for the great collection of the museum. Today, the museum contains wax figures of famous people representing different professions: artists, singers, actors, and presidents, among others. Originally, the collection was located in Baker Street, however in 1884 it was transferred to the current location in Marylebone Road by the grandson of the founder.

One of the main attractions of the museum is the Chamber of Horrors which includes figures of victims of the French Revolution as well as figures of murderers and other criminals. Other most famous attractions offered by the museum is the London Planetarium and the figures representing superheroes from Marvel graphic novels.

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Neighbourhood Westminster (LONDON)
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Geographical coordinates 51.5229421, -0.1545282
Address NW1 5 City of London, Marylebone Rd
Opening date 1884
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