Wax Museums NYC
New York City is an American arena for intriguing attractions, and when it comes to wax museums, NYC has one that breaks the mold—Madame Tussauds. This major Times Square tourist destination is part of a franchise that expands across international locales such as London, Berlin, Hong Kong and Hollywood. But in NYC, the Manhattan branch of Madame Tussauds is the only significant wax museum available—here are the best reasons why.
- Who is Madame Tussaud? Madame Tussaud's illustrious career sculpting wax figures began when she learned the trade in Paris during the 1770s. By the age of seventeen, Tussaud had attained a job of royal proportions—teaching art to King Louis XVI's sister at the Palace of Versailles. In order to prove loyalty, she was forced to craft death masks of aristocrats that had been executed during the French Revolution. After making a move to Britain during the early portion of the 1800s, Tussaud began showcasing her wax models that gave a face to the war participants that most only knew by name. Her first permanent home for her wax recreations in London was labeled the Baker Street Bazaar. But in 1884, she relocated to Marylebone Road— which is still the London location for the Madame Tussauds wax museum.
- Madame's Monuments More than 200 years later, the Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York City and abroad continues to construct wax statues of culturally relevant figures. Instead of the members of European royalty and military from the French Revolution, the more modern subjects at this NYC wax museum fall into the categories of: Historical and Cultural Figures, Hollywood, Pop, TV, and Sports Stars, as well as Political and World Leaders. Some of the current wax reconstructions housed in this New York City wax museum include: Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp, Barack Obama, Madonna, Muhammad Ali, The Beatles, Malcolm X, and Madame Tussaud herself.
- Tussauds in Times Square Madame Tussauds NYC wax museum has a massive collection of more than 200 wax replicas of widely recognizable personalities. The attention to detail and expert craftsmanship make guessing who each one is extremely simple. But don't assume that strolling past statues is the full extent of the fun to be had. The New York City Madame Tussauds has a Cinema 4D theatre, with wind, snow and various physical surprises to immerse you in the movie experience. If you want to see some of your favorite horror films come to life, Madame Yussauds SCREAM! utilizes live actors to reenact moments from them in front of you. There is also SportsZonefor athletic challenges. To make Madame Tussauds New York your next wax museum stop, head over to Times Square at 234 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036 or call 1-866-841-3505 for further inquiries.