Madame Tussauds is the name of several wax museums in London, Amsterdam, New York, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Berlin. In these museums you will find full-size wax replicas of well-known and famous personalities.
The history of Madame Tussauds dates back to Strasbourg in 1761, where Anna Maria Tussaud was born. She was later taught by her father’s former employer to make wax models. During the French Revolution of 1789, she made death masks of the victims of the guillotine, including some of the revolution's most infamous dead such as Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI and Robespierre. Her death masks were held up as revolutionary flags, paraded through the streets of Paris and exhibited in the Revolution Museum.
In 1835 Madame Tussauds opened its first museum in London. Amsterdam followed in 1971 and was the first site outside of England.
The exhibition, is categorised in themes with surprising effects and there are various interactive experiences. Extended summer hours and shorter times over some dates apply, please visit the website for more information.
- Wax museum
- Interactive family fun