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Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London is an original place on the map of Great Britain, presenting realistic models of famous personalities such as Marylin Monroe, Queen Elizabeth II and John Paul II. The building was created in 1835 thanks to the French artist Marie Tussaud, and the collection itself is constantly growing.

Marie Tussaud was an art teacher at the court of King Louis XVI. The outbreak of the French Revolution meant that due to her affinity with the monarch she was imprisoned in Laforce prison. She gained her freedom by making wax casts of the heads of aristocrats guillotined during the revolution. She also created images of the king and queen for whom she had previously worked.

In line with the then-fashionable fashion for outdoor exhibitions, she decided to present her art to British audiences. So she came from France to London with her sons, where she founded the first permanent exhibition on Baker Street. Since then, the Museum enjoys unflagging popularity.


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    Marylebone Road NW1 5LR London , United Kingdom