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Why Madame Tussauds is a leading London attraction
Madame Tussauds is one of the most popular attractions in London. In the beginning when Madam Tussauds was first built it served as a way of conveying world news and happenings to the general public. However with the rise of advanced communication and the advent of telecommunications the Museum today has instead become a richly diverse story of the trends in today’s world and the blending culture now upon us. Important events and important people whether they be politicians, inventors, celebrities or royalty now hold a key part of the Madam Tussauds Museum.
If you wish to have your picture taken with your favourite actor, singer, royal family member, politician, comic hero or sportsman the Madame Tussauds Museum in London is the best place to start. Take a glance at what London’s Museum has to offer in 3D form and gather insight into London’s great history.
The likenesses of the wax sculptures are so brilliantly done and so current that visitors of the museum are often hard pressed to actually believe that life like figures at Madame Tussauds are purely wax and not the actual real deal.
Madame Tussauds is now perhaps one of the most legendary museums in present times and attracts a huge number of visitors each year to see the spectacular work ectacular work of thesenly life-like sculptures. Madam Tussauds originally began in London but since the unique change in the museum there are now branches scattered across the world pulling in tourists to gaze and have their pictures taken with their favourite figure.
The founder of the museum Marie Grosholtz, learnt her wax skills under the guidance of Dr Phillippe Curtius and moved to London after the French Revolution. In her early wax creations years she was forced to make wax figures such as death masks to display her allegiance to the nobles. The Death Masks and the likeness of Louis XVs sleeping mistress are the first-born wax creations still in the museum today.
Formally located on Baker Street, the Madam Tussauds museum has now progressed to the former Planetarium building and is now separated into several thematic exhibition areas such as “A List Party” an area specifically for the heartthrob actors and exquisite actresses; “A Royal Appointment” for a meeting with the royal family; “Bollywood Stars”- for all the fanatic Bollywood fans; “Music Megastars” to see your favourite singer; “Scream”- if you’re a gruesome murder story lover or a horror fan; “Spirit of London” an area for a journey about the city; “Culture”- a look at the changing world of today; “Sports Zone”- to share your triumph; and last but not least “Marvel Super Heroes”- to meet the heroes of your dreams.
In these new select exhibition areas visitors can now get up close and personal as the old museum segregations and ropes stopping access to the figures have now been done away with.
For an ultimate superstar fun day head over to the Madame Tussauds in London and enjoy the magnificent wax replicas of all types of World-wide Icons. As a tourist attraction the Museum is definitely worth a visit.