Sunday, 17 March 2013

Visitor Attractions in London- Madame Tussauds London

Madame Tussauds London is a principal attraction in Central London and it’s housed in the former London Planetarium. It’s renowned for recreating prominent people and celebrities in wax. It was established by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud; and is operated by Merlin Entertainments.
Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, Madame Tussauds London combines glamour with incredible history.
Walk down the red carpet and strike a pose with Kate Winslet, before challenging your favourite sportstars like David Beckham or Lewis Hamilton. Start your royal experience with an audience with the Queen, before having a chat with Prince Williams.
Madame Tussauds has branchers in 9 major cities, comprising Amsterdam, Bangkok, Berlin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York, Las Vegas, Hollywood and Washington D.C.; while Vienna and Blackpool went operational in Spring 2011.

Madame Tussauds in France, learned the fine art of sculpting from her mother's employer, a physician skilled in the art of wax modelling. The doctor, Philippe Curtius, was one of the first to display such works of art, opening an exhibition in 1776. Young Marie made her first sculpture at the tender age of 16, fashioning the French enlightenment writer, Francois Voltaire.

Her first solo exhibit appeared on Baker Street in 1835, followed by her famous Chamber of Horrors collection in 1845, where Madame Tussauds displayed a collection of death masks that she had made of the victims of the guillotine during the French Revolution in Paris. In the meantime, she added many likenesses to her collection.

Marylin Monroe
In 1884, several decades after her death, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum moved to its current location on London's Marylebone Road, where millions have stood on a queue for hours to get a glimpse of her work and that of her successors.

The current museum suffered a fire in 1925, and many statues were lost. However, the moulds remained intact and several of the pieces were recreated. It is now one of London's busiest attractions and during peak tourist season, it is common to encounter long lines that stretch for blocks. The museum started an overseas expansion in 1970, when it opened a branch in Amsterdam. Today, it has expanded to many more cities; including Las Vegas, New York City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Washington DC and Hollywood. Tussaud and her successors have fashioned literally thousands of replicas of famous people. Visitors can view world leaders, actors/actresses, sports legends, famous writers and artists, religious leaders etc.
Also refashioned there are The Beatles figures, musicians, and a host of other characters. Besides those displays, there're also several themed sections in the museum; including the Chamber of Horrors and a taxi ride for a journey through history.
 While the London museum has a decidedly British slant, visitors from all over the world will recognise a majority of the characters.
Are you considering visiting London and the U.K.? Then contact the London official visitor agency-Visit London and Partners at: 08701 566 366     

You can also contact the City of London Information Centre: Opposite St Paul's Cathedral:
City of London, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London, EC2P 2EJ
Telephone: 020 7606 3030

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