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Madame Tussauds museums are like the Grévin museum. Inside, you see wax figures that look (almost) perfectly like well-known people.
Madame Tussauds has developed a whole network of museums. Nearly twenty exist throughout the world. Here is a selection of the 5 most famous museums to see once in a lifetime.
Madame Tussauds in London
The oldest and most famous Madame Tussauds museum is located in London. It opened in 1835, the same year as the city’s metro! Located near Baker Street, it is easily accessible from all points of the city.
For tourists, the part dedicated to the royal family is the most popular. The Queen is flanked by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales…
The other famous area is the one that highlights characters from the Star Wars saga. The stagings are impressive like the duel worthy of the Phantom Menace, Han Solo in the Canteen or Chewbacca in his ship.
Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas
In Las Vegas, the museum is backed by the Venetian hotel. To stick to the style of the city, the emphasis is on the party. There are thus many characters from the film Very Bad Trip or singers who have often worked in the city.
You will also find American stars of cinema or song, and some sportsmen.
The museum offers a session of a few minutes in 4D on the Marvel universe.
To get an idea of this museum, we invite you to read this excellent review on Tussauds Las Vegas.
Madame Tussauds New York
Our second choice of Madame Tussauds museum in the United States is oriented towards that of New York, even if those of Nashville (to do absolutely if you like country music) or Hollywood, with all its stars, are worth a visit.
Of course, New York is revisited through the stars selected, especially for the part dedicated to Broadway.
But, the most surprising part is the recreation of the US President’s Oval Office. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris already have their wax figures. The furniture to see is just as interesting as their dolls.
Madame Tussauds Berlin
Madame Tussauds is not only present in English-speaking countries. In Europe, the one in Berlin is the establishment with the best reputation.
In particular, you have a large selection of wax dolls with the effigy of footballers. Messi is surrounded by German players like Oliver Kahn and Manuel Seeler.
You will also discover people who have marked history such as John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill or Willy Brandt.
Madame Tussauds Shanghai
Madame Tussauds has four museums in China, in Chongqing, Wuhan, Beijing and Shanghai.
In the latter, you have a mixture of Chinese stars, world stars and characters. It’s very interesting to see such a mixture of cultures.
For example, you have Chinese athletes next to an American basketball player, Carmelo Anthony.
Then you have politicians like Barrack Obama and the Queen of England.
On a more humorous note, Shrek figures in a good position. You will surely want to take a picture with him by imitating his particular face.