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Madame Tussaud's - Wax Museum in London

madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum starts with the story of Marie Grosholtz, born in Strasbourg in 1761. Her mother worked as a governess for a Dr Curtins, who made anatomical wax models. From her earliest childhood, Marie learnt modelling techniques with Dr Curtins. Just before the French Revolution, she moved to Paris. Louis XV1 invited her to join the Royal Court at Versailles and teach her art. During the Revolution, Marie made death masks of royalty and decapitated revolutionaries. Later she organised an exhibition of her work. Her marriage to François Tussaud took her to England where as Marie Tussaud, she travelled about the country for 30 years presenting her exhibition which became world-famous. In 1835, she settled permanently in London. Over the last 200 years, thousands of wax characters have been modelled. Tradition dictates that each celebrity has the right to a new backdrop. Five themed areas introduce visitors to today’s celebrities and yesterday’s personalities.

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Want to visit Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London? Madame Tussaud's is one of the most famous attractions in London. A must see especially for school trips to London...

WAXWORKS at Madame Tussaud's.

Preparing for your visit - educational visits and school trips

An educational pack and worksheets for pupils are available in English. The EFL Teacher’s Guide" (intended for teachers of English as a foreign language) is also available. The English teacher could take the world’s political leaders or celebrities from show business (musicians, actors, etc.) as a topic.


Madame Tussaud’s, Marylebone Road, LONDON, NW1 5LR
Tube: Baker Street. Contact : Customer Support Centre Tel.: (0171) 935 68 61 Fax: (0171) 465 08 62


All year, daily (excepted Xmas Day), 10.00-17.30. Length of the visit: 1h30 minimum
Last entry: 17.30 Age Range: 9 - 99 years

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