Ticket Price (as on January, 2020)
|Online Offer Price||Rs 650 for adults (11+ years)||Rs 500 for Child (3-11 years)|
|VIP Ticket||Rs 1400 for adults (12+ years)||Rs 1100 for Child (3-12 years)|
|Group Admissions (more than 15 persons)||Rs 960 for adults (12+ years) / Rs 576 online booking||Rs 760 for Child (3-11 years) / Rs 456 online booking|
Opening Hours of Madam Tussauds Wax Museum
|Monday to Friday||10 AM to 6:00 PM|
|Saturday, Sunday||10 AM to 7:30 PM|
|Address||44, Regal Building, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, Delhi-110001|
|Phone Number||011- 47024700|
Madam Tussauds Wax Museum was opened in Delhi and it was the 23rd such museum to open anywhere in the world. All these museums are operated by Merlin Entertainments. There is a long history of how this famous Wax Museum chain came into existence. This is given below. The purpose of the museum is to give the general public an experience of being with their celebrities.
Statutes of some of the celebrities present here are mentioned below:
|Sports||Virat Kohli, David Beckham, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Linoel Messi|
|Bollywood||Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sunny Leone, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif|
|History and Leaders||Mahatma Gandhi, APJ Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi|
|Hollywood||Angelina Jolie, Marilyn Monroe, Tom Cruise, Leonardo Dicaprio|
|Music||Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber|
Location of Madam Tussauds, Delhi
You can take the Delhi Metro Yellow, Blue, Violet or Airport Express Lines to reach this place.
History of Madam Tussauds
Madam Tussaud, as she is famously known, was born Marie Grosholtz in Strasbourg city of Germany in 1761. She learnt the art of wax modelling when she was just a child of 6 years from Philippe Curtius in Switzerland’s city of Bern. He moved to Paris and took her with him. Her first wax sculpture was of Voltaire, created at the age of 16 years. She became the arts tutor of sister of King Louis XVI of France. Later, when the French Revolution was started, she was held captive for a few months before she was to be executed but, as fate would have it, was released on intervention of a powerful friend. During the period of Revolution, she was asked to create wax models of many victims.
Marie’s mentor Curtius died in 1794 and she inherited his vast collection of these wax models. She married Francois Tussaud in 1795. She showcased her collection across Europe for the next 33 years. She could not go back to France due to Napoleanic War and continued travelling across UK and Ireland to show her collection. The Baker Street Bazaar became the first permanent exhibit center for her collection in 1836.
And, these were not the celebrities who were first shown her museum. On the contrary, the victims of French Revolution, murders and criminals were shown as wax models. For this reason, this was named as ‘Chamber of Horrors’. She died in 1850 when she was asleep.
Her grandson, Joseph Randall, constructed a new building for want of more space to show the exhibits. This was to be at Marylebone Road which is also the current location of the museum. Due to financial issues, the company was sold to Edwin Josiah Poyser. In 2005, this was again sold to a Dubai company, Dubai International Capital for 800 million pounds. In 2007, it was sold to The Blackstone Group for $1.9 billion and it was merged with Merlin Entertainments. Nick Leslau, a private investor bought the freehold rights of Madam Tussauds. This gave his company Prestbury the ownership of all sites but the operations were to continue under Merlin Entertainments for a 35 year period.