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Madame Tussauds

Top Tourist Spot in London

Madame Tussauds is a world famous wax museum in Marylebone Road, London exhibiting wax works of historical royal figures, sports stars, film stars and infamous murderers. The history of the legendary wax figurine museum started in Paris, France. The founder of the museum, Marie Tussaud (1761- 1850) was born in France and learnt the craft of wax modeling during her childhood in her home country from her teacher Dr.Curtuis. She developed her skills and moved to London at the beginning of the 19th century after seven years of her marriage with Francois Tussaud. For many years she exhibited her collections (including her teacherís collections) in different places.

In 1835, Tussaud opened a museum in Baker Street and settled there. Her works on the victims of French Revolution gained her recognition and she named the portion as the Chamber of Horrors. It also had the wax figures of murderers and criminals. Presenting popular figures in her museum, she exhibited a self portrait in 1842 and today, wax figure of Marie Tussaud is on display at the entrance of the museum.

The popularity of the museum soared as the museum has its presence in 6 worldwide locations. The wax museum in London is one of Londonís top attractions that draw millions of visitors every year. Visitors get a thrilling experience while exploring the museum. Madame Tussauds is open almost on all days between 9 AM and 7.30 PM giving great excitement for visitors. Celebrities are amazed when they see their wax figures. They pose with their figures and enjoy the collections exhibited there.

Wax Entertainment Beyond Belief

Sculptures in the display stun people. Ancient figures to modern figures, media figures to sports figures and politicians are the special ones found in the collections. You can see ancient faces like Robespierre, Benjamin Franklin to modern figures like english soccer player David Beckham, Pop Star Michael Jackson, Madonna, Hollywood Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Pierce Brosnan, Jackie Chan, North Indian Actor Amitabh Bachchan, US Presedent Barrack Obama and a lot of celebrities. Visitors can enjoy snapping with their favorite stars. Baker Street underground station and Marylebone train station are at close distance from the museum.

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