Madame Tussauds FAQs

Tourists often have multiple queries before visiting Madame Tussauds. 

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions:

What is Madame Tussauds?

Madame Tussauds is a famous wax museum chain with locations worldwide, showcasing lifelike wax figures of celebrities, historical figures, and more.

How many Madame Tussauds museums are there worldwide?

There are 24 Madame Tussauds museums worldwide in major cities across continents. Here’s a list of cities where you can find these iconic wax museums: 
America– Hollywood, Las Vegas, Nashville, New York, Orlando and San Francisco
Europe– Amsterdam, Berlin, Blackpool, Budapest, Istanbul, London, Prague and Vienna
Asia– Bangkok, Beijing, Singapore, Hongkong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Wuhan and Chongqing
Middle East– Dubai 
Australia– Sydney

Where is the original Madame Tussauds located?

The original Madame Tussauds is in London, England, founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud in the 19th century.

Can you take photos inside Madame Tussauds?

Yes, visitors are encouraged to take photos with the wax figures, although flash photography may be restricted in certain areas.

It is the best opportunity to click photos with your favorite celebrities.

How are the wax figures made?

Wax figures are crafted with meticulous detail, involving sculpting, molding, painting, and real human hair insertion, taking several months to complete.

How long does a visit to Madame Tussauds last?

Depending on crowd size and personal interest, a typical visit can last 1 to 2 hours.

Can you buy Madame Tussauds tickets online?

Yes, tickets can be purchased online, often at a discount compared to on-site prices.

We recommend booking them in advance to secure your preferred time slot.

Are there any age restrictions for Madame Tussauds?

There are no age restrictions, but adults must accompany children under 16.

Is Madame Tussauds suitable for children?

Yes, Madame Tussauds is family-friendly, with interactive exhibits and figures that appeal to all ages.

Does Madame Tussauds offer any discounts?

Discounts are available for online bookings, groups, families, and through various tourist passes.

Can you host an event at Madame Tussauds?

Yes, many Madame Tussauds locations offer private event spaces for parties, corporate events, and more.

Does Madame Tussauds update its collection?

Yes, new figures are regularly added to the collection. The museums are up to date with the latest trends in pop culture and other domains.

Is Madame Tussauds scary?

While Madame Tussauds is not generally scary, some locations feature horror sections such as the Chamber of Horrors or experiences that may not suit young children or those sensitive to fright.

Can you touch the wax figures?

Yes, visitors are allowed to get close and take photos with the figures, but touching is generally discouraged to prevent damage.

Do all Madame Tussauds museums have the same figures?

No, each museum has a unique collection, though some popular figures may appear in multiple locations.

Are pets allowed in Madame Tussauds?

Pets are not typically allowed, except for service animals.

What is the best time to visit Madame Tussauds?

Weekday mornings tend to be less crowded than weekends or holidays. Plan your visit right when the museum opens to have a hassle-free experience.

Does Madame Tussauds have a gift shop?

Yes, there is usually a gift shop at most locations offering souvenirs, merchandise, and themed items.

Who is the current owner of Madame Tussauds?

Madame Tussauds, originally founded by Marie Tussaud, is currently owned by Merlin Entertainments.

How many wax figures are there in Madame Tussauds museums?

The number of figures on display at Madame Tussauds museums changes regularly due to updates in the collection, but on average, each museum features between 120 to 200 wax statues.

What is the largest statue in Madame Tussauds?

The largest statue in Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is Claas Janszoon, an animatronics wax figure that is 5 meters (18 feet) tall and greets visitors at the beginning of their visit.

What is the smallest statue in Madame Tussauds?

The smallest statue at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam is a 5+1⁄2 inches (14 cm) waxwork of Tinker Bell, the fairy from J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.

Do Madame Tussauds statues have the same size as the actual person?

Madame Tussauds creates figures that are 2% larger than the actual size of the person, making them nearly life-sized replicas.

What is the cost of making a wax figure for Madame Tussauds?

The production of a wax figure for Madame Tussauds can cost up to $300,000 due to the detailed and comprehensive process involved.

Are celebrities compensated for their wax figures at Madame Tussauds?

Usually, celebrities do not receive financial compensation when Madame Tussauds creates a wax figure in their likeness. Being chosen for a figure is generally considered an honor, reflecting their fame and popularity.

What is done with old wax figures from Madame Tussauds?

Removed wax figures from Madame Tussauds might be stored for future display or transferred to a different museum. They are always preserved and never melted down.

Can you bring food into Madame Tussauds?

Food and beverages are prohibited in the exhibition areas of Madame Tussauds.

How long does a wax statue last?

A wax statue can endure for many years with the right care and maintenance.

Nonetheless, factors like temperature, light, and handling can cause wear over time.

Despite these conditions, Madame Tussauds always preserves the statues without melting them down.

Which is the most famous Madame Tussauds museum?

The original Madame Tussauds museum located in London is the most renowned.

How much time can visitors spend in Madame Tussauds?

Visitors are welcome to remain in the museum for the duration of its operating hours once they enter.

Is it allowed to bring large bags or luggage into Madame Tussauds?

Large bags and luggage are generally prohibited inside Madame Tussauds for security purposes, and locker availability can vary. It is advisable to consult the policy of the specific museum you plan to visit.

Are there restrooms available at Madame Tussauds?

Yes, restrooms are available for visitors at every Madame Tussauds museum.

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