Madame Tussauds is a very famous wax museum that can be found on Baker Street in London, England, and also has branches in Amsterdam, Bangkok, Berlin, Blackpool, Hollywood, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, New York, Shanghai, Sydney,Vienna and Washington, D.C!
Founded in 1835 by talented wax sculptor Marie Tussaud (whose earliest wax models included Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Benjamin Franklin), Madame Tussauds museum was originally designed to be more of a 'Chamber of Horrors', with some of its earliest attractions being victims of the French Revolution, alongside models of well known murderers and other criminals. These days, the exhibitions lean more towards figurines of historical and Royal figures and film and sports stars, but still homes the odd infamous murderer here and there.
Madame Tussauds gallery originally housed around 400 different wax models of various figures, but over time most of these original models have unfortunately been damaged or destroyed, mainly during the 1941 London bombings, and also during a fire in 1925.
These days, Madame Tussauds is one of Londons most famous visitor attractions, with ticket prices starting from just £19.35.