Madame Tussauds: Turns on the Selfie Mode

Madame Tussauds needs no introduction. Does it? With over twelve branches all over the world in places like L.A, Amsterdam, Germany and the most noted one in London, Madame Tussauds is a craze everywhere. Everyday, hundreds of people only dream to visit one of the Madame Tussauds Museums; preferably the one in London ; and click photographs with their favorite celebrities. And, I started my ย Day 3 of London Adventures with a visit to the Madame Tussauds museum, early morning at 9:30 am.

The moment the elevators to the ย display room opened, the wall which adorned several virtual media photographer visuals greeted me. With real lights imitating the flash of the camera; it made me feel like an important person. In fact, that can make anyone feel like an important person. Oh and the red carpet accompanied it ๐Ÿ˜› ! ย When I walked into the room; it was already full . I could hear giggles, laughter, high pitch voices of excitement, everywhere throughout the room.ย 

Being an Indian, naturally my first interest was towards the Bollywood celebrities. While I knew about Amitabh, Aishwarya and Shah Rukh Khan’s presence; Katrina came as a surprise. Moreover,ย Shah Rukh Khan was the only celebrity, whose wax statue was changed and given the avatar of his on-screen character in his newly released movie FAN.

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Hollywood

Taking photographs with the Hollywood celebs was the major highlight for me. I personally, adore Leonardo Di Caprio, Sir Ben Kingsley, Julia Roberts and the outspoken Emma Watson.ย 

World Leaders

After a while, my camera gave up. (I had taken far too many photographs than the memory card could hold ๐Ÿ˜› ) So, I started taking selfies. To be honest, I am not a selfie person but without a camera what else could I do; and when in Tussauds selfie is the Tussauds way.ย 

Classics

One cannot really forget the yesteryear classics. Though, I would not call Srek yesteryear ; cause it is very much relevant even today; but nevertheless, Srek truly is a Classic in its own way. Also, I don’t normally go out for a ride, but when I do, I take ET for the ride with me. ๐Ÿ˜› .ย 

Music

Can music ever be discussed without mentioning The Beatles?ย 

Sports

I am not much of a sports fan, but I wouldn’t mind posing for one photo?ย 

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History

While I had thought that Tussauds only hosts wax statues, I was for a surprise when the journey continued on a ride. The ride lasting for about five minutes turning left, right, up down, diagonal and all probable paths possible illustrated the history of London through wax statues. From William Shakespeare, to the dungeons ; from market scenes to misery, plague and death every scene was depicted as if it was happening in front of the audience.ย 

Unforgettable Memories

At the end of the day, what one takes away from Tussauds is memories. Oh and a selfie/ photo with Lady Marie Tussauds, after whom the entire museum is named.ย 

The highlights of the museum are :

  • Taking photographs with your much-loved celebrities.ย 
  • Exploring the history of London through a ride.
  • Watching the Marvel 4-D show (optional)
  • Getting a first hand demo on how the wax statues are actually made.
  • Walking the ramp in front of Anna Wintour and getting a photograph of it.ย 
  • Shopping at the Tussauds shop.ย 

Some additional Information about the museum:

Address:ย Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LR

Opening Days: Monday- Friday: 9:30 ย AM- 5: 30 PM

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Tickets: Standard ยฃ23.79 (approx.)ย 

Official Website:ย https://www.madametussauds.co.uk/london/en/

Tip: It is better to book the tickets online rather than wait in the queue to purchase it physically. Buying it online, makes it less expensive and saves time and energy. Also, Madame Tussauds is managed by the Merlin Entertainments. There are certain clubbed passes available where one can get entries to two or more attractions by the Merlin Entertainments along with Madame Tussauds.ย 

80 Replies to “Madame Tussauds: Turns on the Selfie Mode”

    1. Absolutely. The museum is open almost all days but has different opening and closing times . Also, it might just be closed during Christmas and New Year if not on other days. It would be great to confirm first when its open and then plan your day at the museum. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Oh I remember going to Madame Tussauds a long time ago in HK. So much fun!! Some look so lifelike don’t they (Kim K was spot on!)? And yes, the best part was taking photos with the “celebrities” haha.

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    1. I know right. When I went in there it became so difficult to recognise whos real and whos not. My friend thought she bumped into someone and ended up saying sorry to the statue of Emma Watson. While I actually bumped onto a real person but missed out on saying sorry. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  2. I can’t remember the last time I visited a wax museum. But that one looks like a good one. I love that fact that it is not just about Hollywood, but there is a historical section as well. That would be a great way to teach my children about the heroes and heroines of the past.

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    1. Yes, Madame Tussauds chain is the largest wax museums . Mostly people go there to take photographs with the wax statues of their fav celebs (thats also why I went) But in London, theres also the entire history of London explained through model wax statues, so thats a bonus.

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  3. My first and last time I visited a wax museum…it had to be London’s Madame Taussauds. I had a great time taking photos, although the place was a a little bit too crowded with visitors. The place is way too pricey in my opnion. But it was worth to see a replica of certain celebrities.

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  4. Madam Tussaud’s is an iconic place and though we now have their branches in so many other locations, the original has its own charm. Would love to visit, especially for the Bollywood starts cast in wax.

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    1. Haha, there are some places which just brings out the latent kid in an adult . ๐Ÿ˜› Well yes my excitement was on the highest scale. Partly because it was my first trip to London and London itself is so exciting; and partly because this is probably the closest one can get to celebrities ๐Ÿ™‚ Definitely, Tussauds is expensive but London hosts the original Tussauds and I think its worth making a trip to it once. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. It’s the one place you simply cannot miss because it’s such an amazing experience! I love that it’s also for everyone, especially kids. I’m glad you enjoyed the whole place and you definitely took a lot of pictures which is awesome!

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    1. hehe. I had watched the Night at the Museum far too many times but still enjoyed going to the British Museum and Tussauds. Ill be happy if everything comes to life in tussauds although in the British Museum it might freak me out a bit. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  6. I’ve never visited this place. Madame Tussauds looks like a great experience and a lot of fun. This is one of those places which I need to see in London.

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  7. TO be honest, I think that Madame Tussaud is a very touristy rip off. It’s been made to make money from tourists, haha. I think that the ticket is very overpriced. However, I did visit once and I did enjoy the dungeon scary walk, the boat ride and the 4D movie. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Personally I think London is a very very expensive place to be in. everything is expensive.But Tussauds is one of those places which you just have to see when in London. So I saw it. . .hehe ๐Ÿ˜›

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  8. I actually haven’t heard of this before so I do need an introduction ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks interesting and real! I wonder how the view is when you are walking around and see them live, not just in a picture from one angle.

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    1. Yeah, it seems really great when you are actually walking around in the hall and looking at the statues. In fact, at times people dont understand who are statues and who are real people. i had seen someone standing beside a random chap thinking hes a statue only to realise hes made of flesh and bone ๐Ÿ˜› You can see a virtual tour in Youtube.

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  9. That’s so cool! The statues look so realistic and I love the fact that you can take pictures with them and touch them even. Unfortunately, when I was in London, I try to go, but there was a never-ending queue of at least a mile! Crazy… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ You were so lucky to be there!

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    1. you know the trick is to get your tickets beforehand from their online booking system. Its a bit cheaper as well. We avoided the long queue by getting the tickets beforehand. Maybe next time you go to London you should try this trick. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. The last time I went was about seven years ago but it was amazing even then. Was that Deepika that I spotted by any chance and where is Priyanka lol! See I know my Bollywood celebs as well ( because I love Bollywood Music and Film) and its nice to see Katrina. I know people berate her acting ability but her dancing is phenomenal.

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    1. No its aishwarya and Madhuri. Maybe Deepika and Priyanka will be added in future. they are great too and doing really well. however, i was a bit diappointed seeing Aishwarya. She looked plastic and kind of ‘ barbie doll’ P.S It was nice knowing that you like Bollywood. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. I’ve visited this museum a couple of years ago when was in London for a few days of trip. It’s a fun thing to do like you’ve saaid. Taking a lot of selfie with those celebrities wax statues, etc. It’s nice additional to put on the list as someone visit London.

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  12. I’ve never done a museum like that. My boyfriend visisted the Grevin museum years ago when he was still a child. He enjoyed it, so I’ll take him to this one when we’ll visit London, as surprise. I didn’t even know it, thank you for sharing it !

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    1. Welcome. You can see the full guide videos of each of the Madame Tussauds Museum on Youtube. They are a great place to be and take photos with people who we can only dream to be standing next to.

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    1. I was thinking of a wall collage maybe in my room cause i have a huge white wall which is completely free. ๐Ÿ˜› But coffee table book is also a good idea ๐Ÿ™‚ will have to see the budget ๐Ÿ˜›

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