Tussaud’s is the most popular and talked about wax museum in the world. There
are wax models of the famous and infamous, both living and dead, from every
walk of life. David Beckham, Madonna, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Charlie
Chaplin, Jack the Ripper… There is no other place where you can see all the
celebrities at once, even if they are only wax figure.
figures are standing and sitting, and sometimes even moving and talking.
Computer-controlled figures (they are called audio-animatronics) are especially
popular with the visitors
several halls at Madame Tussaud’s. Highlights include the Grand Hall, the
Chamber of Horrors and ‘The Spirit of London’ exhibition.
Grand Hall you will find all kinds of celebrities, from presidents to pop
There is a
special place for the Royal Family here too
politicians stand in solemn silence watching each other.
strange company indeed: Winston Churchill, Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Tony
Blair, Vladimir Putin
are being produced all the time while the old ones are quietly removed from
years hundreds of celebrities have made their way to Madame Tussaud’s studio.
Most people agree to be portrayed but some refuse. Mother Teresa was one of the
few who refused saying her work was important, not her person.
of Horrors is probably the eeriest place in the whole museum. No wonder
visitors are quieter there than in other places.
Dracula greets you at the entrance to the dark cellar full of villains and
their victims, as well as the instrument of torture.
reconstruction of one of the streets of London stalked by Jack the Ripper forms
the centrepiece of the exhibition. One of his six victims – Catherine Eddowes –
lies in a pool of blood.
can also see Madame Tussaud’s original exhibition of relies from the French
Revolution – the death masks of French nobility and the guillotine blade that
was used to behead Marie Antoinette
of London’ exhibition covers a period of more than 400 years and spans London’s
history from Elizabethan times to the present day.
sounds and even smells of combine to tell you the colourful story of Britain’s
capital city. Visitors climb into a ‘Time Taxi’ and begin their historical
visit an Elizabethan theatre, then an old tavern where the great Shakespeare is
working at Hamlet…
through the Plague and the Great Fire, you’ll see St. Paul’s Cathedral being
more than 70 figures in ‘The Spirit of London’ exhibition. Many of them are
animated: they ‘breathe’, talk and move
about 40, 000 dollars to make a wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s.
Elizabeth II has been modeled 17 times – more than anyone else – each time with
a new head.
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