A visit to Madame Tussauds London
Madame Tussauds is a famous wax museum located in London. A visit here offers you the opportunity to meet all your favourite celebrities in wax, including Kylie Minogue, David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Jerry Springer. Madame Tussauds London is located in North London on Baker Street. You will recognize the building easily, as the museum looks somewhat like a synagogue, a large dome on a round building.
The history of the museum goes back to the eighteenth century and is linked to the life of Marie Tussaud, who learned the art of wax modelling from Philippe Curtis and created her first sculpture at the age of 16. Over the years, Madame Tussaud created a collection of death masks of the guillotine victims of the French Revolution and many more other statues. After her death, her successors fashioned thousands of replicas of famous people, many of which being still visible in the London museum.
Different areas of the Madame Tussauds London museum feature themes and many people choose to coordinate their visit according to them. The Spirit of London" is a dark and dramatic walk that depicts over 400 years of English history. The most modern special effects are used to recreate the look, sounds and smells of life in London over the centuries. "200 years of Madame Tussauds" presents an exceptional collection of exhibits that bring back the past, present and future in a scene from the nineteenth century to present.
The "Grand Hall" brings together the most outstanding personalities of the world: kings and queens, religious leaders, statesmen, and artists. The "Chamber of Horrors" depicts the history of crime and punishment through particularly realistic visual and sound effects.
"Hollywood Legends" is a very popular collection, as it presents some of the biggest stars in the world. This is perhaps the area of the Madame Tussauds London that attracts most visitors. The wax figures became so famous that Madame Tussaud Museums now exist in other locations such as Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, New York and Copenhagen.