When it comes to museum’s in general, few have managed to be as iconic, and more admirably relevant, as Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. Although presently a franchise with branches all over the world, the original museum was, and still remains, in London.
Located along with the striking London Planetarium, situated among glitzy locales such as COMO Metropolitan London, a popular London luxury hotel, is the original incarnation of Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, perhaps the most celebrated and culturally relevant museum in the world.
Madame Tussaud came from very humble beginnings, and was at one point serving as a housemaid for a Dr.Phillipe Curtius, who ended up teaching her the art of wax-modelling. By 1977 she made her first wax sculpture, and was working on people among the likes of Benjamin Franklin. Following the Doctor’s death, Madame Tussaud travelled around France for thirty three years until she met her husband, Francois Tussaud. Following her eventual settlement in Baker’s Street London, she opened a museum with its ‘Chamber of Horrors’ being the most popular attraction.
Presently, Madame Tussaud’s museum is one of the biggest tourist attractions in London and even grew enough in size to envelop the London Planetarium in its West Wing. The museum currently contains countless wax sculptures of some of the most iconic personalities in history, ranging from the royal family, stars of film and stage, sports icons and even famous murderers.
The museum’s popularity grew so immense that it enabled the opening of multiple branches world-wide, garnering the museum international and enabling people from all over the world to gaze upon the wonders of wax-sculptures. If you find yourself in London, then you surely must visit the place where it all began and visit the original Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.
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