Madame Tussauds London

Marylebone Road, London

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Madame Tussauds is a museum for life-size wax replicas of famous celebrities & historic icons in themed galleries. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. By 1835, Marie had settled down in Baker Street, London and opened a museum. Marie Tussaud made her first waxwork of Francois Voltaire aged 16 At first a part of the exhibition included victims of the French Revolution and newly created figures of murderers and other criminals.Some sculptures still exist that were done by Marie Tussaud herself. For example The Incredible Hulk, At 4.5 meters high, is the largest ever figure made by Madame Tussauds. The smallest figure Madame Tussauds has ever made is Tinker Bell. Today's wax figures at Tussauds include historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars, and famous murderers. It is a major tourist attraction in London. The museum has more than 300 stunning wax figures. The characters change rapidly and the Museum always refreshes the exhibitions.You can see Madame Tussaud in her own museum; she did her own portrait in wax just 8 years before she died at the age of 89.

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    10:00 - 16:00

  • Tue

    10:00 - 16:00

  • Wed

    10:00 - 16:00

  • Thu

    10:00 - 16:00

  • Fri

    10:00 - 16:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 16:00

  • Sun

    09:00 - 16:00

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Reviews

  • Sara McHale

    4
    - 27 July 2018 -

    BUY YOUR TICKETS AHEAD OF TIME. This one of the top tourist traps in London so 100% skip if you have fewer than 5 days in town. We were there during off season and bypassed (still) hundreds of people in line by buying our tickets ahead of time. Keep in mind that even though we walked straight in, it was still crowded... Think crowded as in lose your party immediately unless you are physically connected. After all that I will say Madame Tussauds is great entertainment (just not an essential London experience)! The characters seem so real and they have a spread of pop culture, entertainment, athletes, and of course the Royals. Meghan hadn't made it yet in April (probably since it was pre wedding), but I'm sure she's more than likely there now. Lots of interactive experiences to enjoy and everything is family friendly. I absolutely hated the ride at the end. The music and characters talking all rush together until it just noise. Nothing is distinguishable and the ride is nothing to enjoy, which is a shame since it's a tribute to London. Lastly, although there is an elevator, I would say this location has a ways to go before it is handicap friendly. Steps are frequent within rooms and many figures are on raised platforms (that have room for you to stand beside them if you are able).

  • Thomas Everitt

    3
    - 22 July 2018 -

    Really good attraction if you're visiting London, and worth the money if you use the 2 for 1/half price offers that are so abundantly available given it can take a few hours to enjoy and get round. However, I did have a couple of things to say. Feel sorry for the staff who were exceptionally helpful on our visit yet seemed overworked, and it is a bit chaotic outside with all the different doors and which one to go to for tickets etc. Also some of the rooms inside are frustrating when it's so busy as everyone walks in the way and getting pictures can be difficult especially with a group. People can be so rude too although that isn't the venues fault! All in all a good place which is worth a visit, once you actually get in and it's hopefully not too busy...they just need to get rid of the Trump/Boris/May waxworks as them people are evil!

  • עילי כורם

    4
    - 10 July 2018 -

    Madame Tussauds is a great museum (although it's not designed like a museum), you can find there almost every famous character you know, built of wax. The statutes are very similar to the original and the quality is high. The museum is great for kids and has a 4D movie and a little ride. The only problem I had is the long queue to enter... All in all, it's a recommend attraction to go to if you are in London.

  • Willie Gray

    1
    - 05 July 2018 -

    If I could give zero I would. Bought our 'tickets' with a bus tour only to find out it was a voucher. Waited an hour and a half with a queue moving slower than the wax works melt to get nowhere near a ticket. Spoke to one of the staff to be told that we would have given a time slot when we got our ticket. All the slots up to 1500 were gone. This was at 1200 and we did maybe have to wait another hour on our ticket. Staff said we maybe should have came back at a quieter time.....But we got there at 1030. Not very customers friendly. Advice I would give is to camp out like a waxwork or go somewhere else. Warner Bros was awesome!

  • hitesh bhatt

    5
    - 04 July 2018 -

    Excellent time for the whole family. Great work of art with the wax statues. Surprisingly they let you touch and take photos really closely. Makes it an experience, instead of just a tour. The Aliens and Sherlock Holmes experiences were pretty interesting as well. They finish it all off with an excellent 4D Marvels experience.

  • Matt Cormack

    5
    - 21 June 2018 -

    What a great place to visit!! There are a lot of wax works to look at. They are so life like to which I was quite surprised. They have a lot of extra activities inside some you need to pay for and some not. Before hand make sure your phone or camera is changed because you will be taking a lot of photos also wear some decent walking shoes as there is a lot of walking and standing. Expect to be there for 3 to 4 hours.

  • Joaquín López

    2
    - 21 June 2018 -

    The staff are friendly and helpful. Even allowing us to exit quickly when we cba with the end of the experience. However, other than a couple points of interest, I did not enjoy the experience here at all sadly. We very luckily had premium Merlin passes which allowed us to skip a very scary queue system outside the building. However the number of people inside soon became apparent and queues to take pictures with the waxworks were insane. We quickly browsed and skipped most of it and tried Alien Invasion which, although free on the Premium pass, isn't worth doing at all (normally £5), you are rushed through it after waiting several minutes for them to convince people into it and if you're towards the back you miss the finale entirely. After more quick browsing and skipping a lot due to the number of people there we tried out the Sherlock Holmes experience which is actually a lot better, you are encouraged to be a detective and work out the mystery from the clues they provide. Also some great comical acting here too. The little ride towards the end was a fun little experience too. We skipped the 4D at the end as the queue was insane and we had enough by this point. Overall, if you can find a quiet day and you're into this sort of activity, go for it! If you're skeptical on whether it is or not, or dislike being in very crowded spaces - I'd give it a miss.

  • Nicholas Roberts

    5
    - 07 June 2018 -

    Madame Tussauds is a great couple of hours out with a great Marvel and Star Wars section. The Marvel bit ends with a short 4D film shown which is a great experience if you have never been to a 4D theatre, this is included in the price. The displays appear to be a quite regularly updated with there being one of Prince Harry and Megan already there. The only negative I would point out is that the centre gets very busy and hard to move around if you go during Peak times, therefore I would try to go off peak so that the experience is more enjoyable.

  • Harpreet Singh

    3
    - 02 June 2018 -

    It was a busy Saturday afternoon. There were long queues out there. However, lot of famous people who have been inscribed. Nowadays the highlight has been recently wedded Royal couple Prince Harry and Princess Megan . And people were crazy to have their photos clicked. But I didn't think it worth the price they charge - which is somewhere around 20£. The only thing which I liked was a five minute 4 D movie. It was having nice effects. So overall an average place for people not interesting in getting photos clicked with wax statues. For others it would be great.

  • Djade Jade

    3
    - 01 June 2018 -

    Place was packed so much you couldn't get photos without someone in the background. We had fast passes which gets you past a line but everyone ends up in a big mosh pit together. They have made good use of space using clever techniques. However we left without a lot of photos due to crowded conditions and when looking back there wasn't a lot of wax works on display. Our expectations were a little higher.

  • S A

    - 26 March 2018 -

    Always a new attraction to enjoy. I look forward to seeing Game of Thrones characters.

  • Paul Neades

    - 07 January 2018 -

    Book in advance and use a discount code.

  • Marcelo Sicoli

    - 31 October 2017 -

    New and very old attractions mixed. The sports area ciuld be bigger. Where is Neymar??

  • Nicholas Stylianakis

    - 22 October 2017 -

    Super crowded on weekends!

  • Arif

    - 01 October 2017 -

    That’s a must.

  • Eman Abdulaziz

    - 31 August 2017 -

    If this is your first time to London, then, this attraction is recommended for sure.

  • Ali Ghadeer

    - 14 August 2017 -

    Wonderful Place ... Amazing😍

  • Jen Calvey

    - 04 August 2017 -

    Have not been here for years. Went through quite quickly but had a fun morning with my parents. Very busy! Some new areas since I was younger.

  • Abbas Albayati

    - 18 July 2017 -

    A must see activity #1 in london.

  • Batuhan Gundogdu

    - 12 June 2017 -

    Much more than expected

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