The Museum Madame Tussaud’s.
One of the most famous and popular museums in the world is Museum Madame Tussaud’s of London.
You’ll find museum of Madame Tussaud’s in the centre of London in Marylebone Road, just one minute’s walk from Baket Street underground station.
Marie Tussaud (1761–1850) was born Marie Grosholtz in Strasbourg, France. Her mother worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Philippe Curtius, who was a physician skilled in wax modelling. Curtius taught Tussaud the art of wax modelling. The first exhibition of Curtius' waxworks was shown in 1770, and attracted a large audience.
Tussaud created her first wax figure, of Voltaire, in 1777.
One of the main attractions of the museum is the Chamber of Horrors. This part of the exhibition included victims of the French Revolution and newly created figures of murderers and other criminals.
Madame Tussaud's wax museum has now grown to become a major tourist attraction in London, incorporating (until recently) the London Planetarium in its west wing. It has expanded with branches in Amsterdam, Berlin, Las Vegas, New York City, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Washington DC, with an additional location scheduled to open in Hollywood in 2009. Today's wax figures at Tussauds include historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars and famous murderers.