Marie Tussaud Madame Tussaud was born in Strasbourg in 1761 and christened Marie Grosholtz. Marie was asked to prepare the death masks of her former employers after they had been executed -Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. She died in April 1850 at the age of 89.
Madame Tussauds exhibition In 1835 the exhibition found a permanent home. It was in London… In 1884 the exhibition was moved to its present site in Marylebone Road. During the night of 8 th September 1940, Madame Tussauds was struck by a heavy bomb which inflicted significant damage.
Museumhalls: Museum halls: Garden Party 200 years Superstars & Legends Grand hall Chamber of horrors The spirit of London
Garden Party The Garden Party brings together a host of contemporary celebrities from many different walks of life. Figures from the world of sport, entertainment and television. Special visual and sound effects complete the party atmosphere.
200 Years 200 Years is a celebration of Madame Tussauds long and varied history. Moulds and an interesting collection of heads from the past displayed along an entire wall. 200 Years include Sleeping Beauty and the original death mask of Robespierre.
Superstars & Legends Depictions of superstars-past and present-for it is they who are among the most familiar of the 20 th century icons, seen daily on television, in the press or at the cinema.
Grand Hall This large and imposing room recreates the atmosphere of the grand 19 th – century setting in which Madame Tussaud displayed her collection
Chamber of Horror The roots of the Chamber of Horrors date back to Paris in Exhibition which included portraits of noteworthy figures of the day, relics from French Revolution and a selection of figures from the Caverne.
The Spirit of London It is a new milestone for Madame Tussauds, covering a period of more than 400 years, the experience spans Londons history from Elizabethan times to the present day.
Russian in the museum This wax figures of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and Mikhail Gorbachev are situated in Grand Hall of Madame Tussauds.
Studio secrets Madame Tussaud Press photographs, portraits. Hands moulded from life. 6 month to complete a figure. The body is build up in clay to an armature. Fix the eyes-heated eye-ball shaped brass tool, eyelashes are inserted. Hair, matched for colour and texture, is trimmed, dressed. Last process is colouring.
Madame Tussauds Today, over 2 million people from all over the world visit the exhibition each year, making it one of Britains most popular attractions. It is still the most popular and talked about wax exhibition in the world.