It's the wax that plays the leading role in this museum which is suitable for everyone. Its "Chamber of Horrors" will take your breath away…
The name of this international wax museum will probably be familiar to you. It's located here, on Marylebone Road, beside Queen Mary's Gardens, where you'll find the main building. It's an interesting fact since it was founded by a woman from France named Marie Grosholtz, who subsequently took the Tussauds surname by marriage, and it was in her home country where she learned the profession and acquired fame towards the end of the 18th century. At nineteen years old, she was already the art tutor to Louis XVI's sister. It was in 1835, when the exhibition was established in a permanent way, that we know nowadays, and it has not stopped expanding. Inside this peculiar museum, you'll find the wax recreations of celebrity personalities of the political and art worlds from the end of the 18th century up to today, but that's not all, you can't miss visiting its famous Chamber of Horrors which exhibits famous people who were guillotined, such as Louis XVI among others, or the two sections which distinguish it from its counterparts: the masks of death used to torture and publicly humiliate during the French Revolution, and the guillotine in which Maria Antonieta was executed. This museum has the most macabre entertainment in the city!
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