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Still-life in wax

Madame Tussaud's wax museum in London

Something between a still-life amusement ride and a serious gallery of historical likenesses, Madame Tussaud's is more than just a wax museum, but less than the must-see sight it's made out to be—especially at these prices.

Madame herself took death masks from the likes of Marie Antoinette (which was easy, what with her head already detached and all), and Ben Franklin, who personally sat for her to mold a portrait.

Many of the other waxy inhabitants of this gallery are also true to life, and some of the historical dioramas are interesting—although whether £30 ($50) worth of interesting I'll leave up to you.

Marylebone Road
Tube: Baker Street
tel. +44-0870-999-0046
Daily 9:30am-5:30pm (9am–6pm weekends)



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This article was last updated in May 2007. All information was accurate at the time.

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