Over the years Madame Tussauds wax museum in London has become one of the mayor tourist attractions of the city. Its worldwide fame started to arose centuries ago when Marie Tussaud was still alive.
Marie Tussaud was the housekeeper of a Swiss doctor who was skilled in wax modeling, she learned the art and created her first wax figure en 1777, it was Voltaire. She also modeled other important figures of the time like Rousseau or Benjamin Franklin.
During the French Revolution Marie Tussaud started modeling Death Masks from the victims; those later became part of the famous ‘Chamber of Horrors’ which also included figures of murderers and criminals. She opened the museum in London in 1835 in Baker Street where a Madam Tussaud self portrait is displayed at the entrance of the museum. But nowadays are more famous its music pop stars, Hollywood stars or famous sport men.
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Opens every day from 9am to 6pm
Web: Madam Tussauds
London NW1 5LR
Close underground stops:
Baker Street (3 stops from Paddington)