The famous waxworks museum and “London’s favorite tourist attraction” was started Marie Tussaud (1761-1850), in 1835, that marked her first permanent exhibition. Marie Tussaud was born in Strasbourg, France, had Dr. Philipe Curtius her mother’s employer as her mentor who taught her the art of wax modeling. At a young age of 16, Marie created her first wax figure of Voltaire, the Renaissance Poet. The first solo exhibit of Baker Street in 1835 was followed by the famous Chamber of Horrors Collection where she modeled the prominent victims of guillotine of the French Revolution in 1845.
Presently, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum stands on the London’s Marylebone Road, as it was shifted from its prior location which underwent a severe loss in 1925 due to fire. The museum attracts monster queues during peak tourist seasons where the lines easily extend for blocks. Since 1970, a rapid expansion was done by the museum which encompasses locations in Amsterdam, Las Vegas, New York City, Hong Kong, Washington DC, Shanghai and Hollywood. The museum primarily exhibits thousands of replicas of prominent personalities that include people from a variety of occupations. Besides, the themed sections and the Chamber of Horrors are also worth a mention.