Who was Madame Tussaud?
Paris of 1770. It was here that Madame Tussaud learnt to model wax likenesses under the tutelage of her mentor, Dr Philippe Curtius. At the age of 17, she became art tutor to King Louis XVI’s sister at the Palace Of Versailles and then, during the French Revolution, was hastily forced to prove her allegiance to the feudalistic nobles by making the death masks of executed aristocrats. Madame Tussaud came to Britain in the early 19th century alongside a travelling exhibition of revolutionary relics and effigies of public heroes and rogues.
Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was.There are many reasons for this enduring success, but at the heart of it all is good, old-fashioned curiosity. Today’s visitors are sent on a unique, emotionally-charged journey through the realms of the powerful and famous. The museum-style ropes and poles have gone so guests can truly get up, close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons, reliving the times, events and moments that made the world talk about them.
In order to see the wax figures, it is nece to do this actions: colouring, inserting the hair, making the eyes, making the teeth, cleaning the wax, pouring the wax, moulding, casting the hand, sculpting the body, sculpting a head, sittings and research, sittings with the stars, getting it right, measuring the stars.
At Madame Tussauds museum you can meet: Hollywood stars, Bollywood strars, World leaders, Sport stars, Royalty, Pop stars, Cultural figures, Characters.
You can find Madame Tussauds museum in 9 major cities (Amsterdam, Bangkok, Berlin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York, Las Vegas, Hollywood and Washington, D.C.), and Vienna and Blackpool.
How you get there?
In order to get there, you could use the tube (Madame Tussauds is a two minute walk from Baker Street tube station), the train (Marylebone Station is within 10 minutes walking distance of Madame Tussauds), the bus (bus numbers travel to Madame Tussauds: 13, 18, 27, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 189, 205, 274 and 453), the car (Marylebone Road is an extension of the A40, one of the major routes in and out of London). Continue reading “Wax Museum Madame Tussauds – London – United Kingdom“