Madame Tussauds in Marylebone Road, London is the most famous waxworks museum in the world.
Madame Tussaud was born as Marie Grosholtz in 1761 in Strasbourg, France. Her mother worked for Dr Philippe Curtuis in Bern, Switzerland who was a physician, skilled in wax modelling. Madame Tussaud created her own wax sculpture in 1777 of Voltaire.
Madame Tussaud inherited the doctor’s collection of wax models following his death in 1794. In 1705 she married Francois Tussaud and the waxwork show became ‘Madame Tussauds.’
Madame Tussauds in Marylebone Road was opened in 1884 and is now one of London’s major attractions.
The Spirit of London ride within Madame Tussauds takes you on a ‘journey of London’ through the ages from the days of the Great Fire of London and the Plague, through WW2 and the swinging sixties, right up to the 1980’s.
Madame Tussauds Opening times may vary depending on the month but normal opening hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday. Madame Tussauds is fully accessible to disabled guests but it is advisable to book in advance. The Spirit of London ride is not accessible for disabled guests due to health and safety reasons. Admission starts from £29 for 15 minute timed admission, £50 for priority admission and £70 for VIP Stage Door admission.
Madame Tussauds is just a 2 minute walk from Baker Street Tube Station and is on the Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines, easily accessible from central London.
The attraction is also accessible by buses: 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 205, 274 and 453.
For car users, Marylebone Road is an extension of the A40, a major road leading into London. Marylebone Road joins up with the Euston Road which passes by Kings Cross.
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If you are planning to visit Madame Tussauds, popular attractions nearby include: The Sherlock Holmes Museum and the London Beatles Tour in nearby Baker Street. Enjoy a stroll through Regent’s Park which is less than a quarter of a mile away.
Party, fashion week, Bollywood, sport, you tube, royals, music, culture, star wars and Spirit of London ride that takes you through the history and highlights of England’s capital city in a black cab all feature at Madame Tussauds. To find out more about Madame Tussauds, London, visit their website.
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