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Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds lets you experience the glittering world of fame for a day. You can mingle with royalty, world leaders, musical mega-stars and sports stars, in 14 interactive zones.

Waxwork of Queen and Prince Philip at Madame TussaudsRoyalty at Madame Tussauds

No visit to would be complete without an Audience with the Queen.

Enjoy the photo opportunity of a lifetime, at Madame Tussauds, on the Royal Balcony or steal a kiss from Prince William.

A - List at Madame Tussauds

Sneak past the paparazzi to attend a photo shoot with Kate Moss as you start your visit to Madame Tussauds.

Then mingle with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad, Angelina, Michael Jackson and the other A-list stars before taking your challenge in the Big Brother Diary Room.

David Beckham waxwor at Madame TussaudsSports Zone at Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds sport zone, lets you compete against Lewis Hamilton in the driving simulators, weigh in with Muhammad Ali, play football with David Beckham, Then practice your putting skills with Tiger Woods.

Film Premiers at Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds roll out the red carpet every day to give you the chance to mix with Hollywood and Bollywood’s most loved stars at a glittering film premiere.

Meet all the stars of the silver screen, including Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Tinker belle and Shrek. Even Arnie is there, as the Terminator, to make sure you will be back.

Pop Rock and Music Stars

Madame Tussauds musical mega-stars exhibition give you a back stage pass to the biggest music event of the year!

Get up close and personal to some rock and pop stars. Justin Timberlake is ready to see your best dance moves, and Beiber is here waiting to pose with his fans.

Chamber of Horrors at Madame TussaudsChamber of Horrors

Enter the chamber of horrors, at Madame Tussauds, if you dare?

The Chamber of Horrors is situated half way through your visit to Madame Tussauds - but you get the chance to opt out if necessary!

Madame Tussauds Cultural Zone

The greatest minds and creative people in history are waiting for you at Madame Tussauds.

Meet the personalities who have changed the way we live and think!

Madame Tussauds Spirit of London

Take a journey back in time through historic and cultural events that have shaped London into the great city it is today as you relax in Madame Tussauds black cab!

NEW: Marvel Super Heroes at Madame Tussauds

The new Marvel Super Heroes 4D exhibition brings to life your best loved Super Heroes through a mix of 4D animation, interactive themed areas and startlingly realistic Madam Tussauds wax figures such as Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk!

History of Madame Tussauds

waxwork of Madame TussaudTussaud learnt the art of wax modeling by Dr. Philippe Curtius a physician skilled in wax modeling for who her mother was a housekeeper.

in 1777 Tussaud created her first wax figure, of Voltaire and modeled other famous people at that time including Benjamin Franklin.

Tussaud modeled many prominent victims of the French Revolution . Her memoirs claim she would search through corpses to find the decapitated heads of executed citizens, from which she would make death masks. These death masks were paraded through the streets of Paris.

When Dr. Curtiuss died, in 1794, she inherited his vast collection of wax models and spent the next 33 years traveling around Europe

In 1835 Marie Tussaud opened a waxworks museum in Baker Street London where one of the main attractions was the Chamber of Horrors.

The chamber of horrors included victims of the French Revolution and newly created figures of murderers and other criminals.

Famous figures were added including Admiral Horatio Nelson and Sir Walter Scott and some of the original figures made by Marie Tussaud can still be seen today.

An new building was commissioned and built, in the current location on the Marylebone Road and, the exhibition galleries, opened in July 1884 were a great success.

.Madame Tussauds waxwork museum grew to become a the major London tourist attraction we see today and has branches around the world including Amsterdam, Berlin, Hollywood, New York and Las Vegas,

Getting into Madame Tussauds


There are five entrances to Madame Tussauds:

Door: 1
General admissions - where you queue if you need to buy a ticket on the day.

Door: 2 - 3 & 4
Priority Access Entrance - if for example you have bought skip the line tickets.

Door: 5
Groups Entrance
- for groups of 15+ guests, (10 if booked in advance.)

Opening Times

Madame Tussauds opens at - 9:30am - Last admission is at 5:30pm

Weekend opening times are: 9:00am - Last admission is at 6:00pm

UK school holidays opening: 9:00am - Last admission is at 6:00pm

December 24th: 9:00am - Last admission is at 14:30pm
December 25th CLOSED
December 26th: 10:00am - Last admission is at 6:00pm

Getting to Madame Tussauds by Public Transport

By Tube
Tube station closest to Madame Tussauds is:

Baker Street - 2 minutes walk, approximately.
Baker Street station is on the Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines

By Train ( Closest Mainline train station)
Marylebone Station - 10 minutes walk, approximately.

Euston - St.Pancras - Paddington - Victoria - Waterloo and Charing Cross are within five stops on the tube.

By Bus
Bus routes that stop near Madame Tussauds:

13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 205, 274 and 453

Book Madame Tussaud Tickets

Skip the queue, ( line ), to buy tickets on the day, and get more time enjoying Madame Tussauds!

Book Madame Tussaud Tickets online and skip the queue.

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