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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, New York, New York

Visit New York City’s Madame Tussauds Wax Museum as part of this group bus tour. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum was established over 200 years ago by French wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. Marie Tussaud created her first wax sculpture of Voltaire and soon after began sculpting death masks of notable victims from the French Revolution. These masks along with the entire collection Tussaud inherited from her mentor Dr. Philippe Curtius, Swiss physician and wax modeller, would become the core of the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, opened in 1835 on London’s Baker Street. Operated by the United-Kingdom entertainment company, Merlin Entertainments, today Madame Tussauds has locations in a number of major cities throughout the world. Its New York location, opened in 2000, is one of its largest in the United States boasting over 5 floors of attraction space and over 200 wax figures. It has quickly become one of the most popular Madame Tussauds locations in the world and a top New York City attraction.

World Famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

World Famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

See Past Presidents

See Past Presidents

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon

World Famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum World Famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
Pope Francis Pope Francis
See Past Presidents See Past Presidents
Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Fallon

Visiting Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

During your visit to Madame Tussauds, enjoy a self-guided tour of over 200 wax figures of the world’s most fascinating celebrities, influential world leaders, historical figures and sports icons. Each wax figure takes around 4 months to make at the cost of around $300,000.  Interactive experiences at Madame Tussauds include the Marvel 4D Experience and Ghostbusters Experience. The self-guided tour takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Be sure to shop Madame Tussauds and New York gifts and keepsakes in the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum gift store.

Madame Tussauds New York Exhibits

A-List Party

Step into the spotlight with A-List celebrities in the A-List Party exhibit. Notable wax figures include stars like Jennifer Aniston, American actress and producer best known for her role as Rachel Green in the television show “Friends.” Anne Hathaway, starring in many box office hits, has cemented her place in Hollywood’s A-List and her place at Madame Tussauds. Snap a picture with Johnny Depp, known for the colourful characters he has played in cinema. Other A-List wax figures you can see in this exhibit include Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez, Adriana Lima, Sofia Vergara, Denzel Washington and Taylor Lautner.

Film and TV

Take the starring role on set in the museum’s interactive Film and TV experience. Honored in this exhibit are icons including famous actress and one of the world’s most popular sex icon’s Marilyn Monroe. Celebrate Steven Spielberg’s E.T. on the back of a bicycle driven by E.T.  Be a part of Bruce Willis’ action-packed films like “Die Hard,” “The Sixth Sense” and “The Expendables.” Other wax figures displayed in Film and TV include Amitabh Bachchan, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm and Judy Garland.

World Leaders                                                 

Come face to face with some of the greatest thinkers, leaders and influential figures in World Leaders.  Sit alongside the President of the United States in the Oval Office. Step back in time and see life through the eyes of Abraham Lincoln. Learn about the difficult conditions respected and world-renowned activist Helen Keller overcame. Albert Einstein, George Washington and Pope Francis are among other wax figures featured in this exhibit.

Pop Culture

Journey through the past 100 years in Pop Culture and discover the stars, moments and trends that have shaped it. Moonwalk with Michael Jackson. Hit the high notes with Whitney Houston. See the most influential artist the world has ever known, Bob Marley. Other pop icons you can explore include Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and Jenna Marbles.


Don’t miss your favorite sports stars. Compare your height as you stand next to Carmelo Anthony. Play a game of tennis with Serena Williams. Step up to the plate with one of the best baseball players of Major League Baseball, Derek Jeter. Michelle Kwan, David Wright, Eli Manning and Lionel Messi are other athletes honored with a wax figure.


Stand on stage with R&B queen Rihanna. Dance with Justin Timberlake. Join Lady Gaga under the bright lights. Music features wax figures of some of today’s most popular musicians such as Selena Gomez, P Diddy, Taylor Swift, Usher, and Katy Perry.

Marvel 4D

Meet some of Marvel’s most loved super heroes in the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. Superheroes including the Hulk are brought to life in this exhibit through multi-sensory interactive areas, wax figures and a Marvel Super Heroes 4D film adventure.

The Ghostbusters Experience

 In honor of the return of Ghostbusters, Madame Tussauds New York presents the Ghostbusters Experience. Explore the eerie tracks of the New York underground, the basement of a haunted mansion, Ghostbusters Headquarters and the streets of Time Square as you search for ghosts.

Shopping at Madame Tussauds

If time permits, enjoy shopping at Madame Tussauds gift store. Gifts and keepsakes unique to Madame Tussauds and New York City are available for purchase. Light snacks and sweet treats, soft and still drinks are also for sale.

Travel Tips

-          Madame Tussauds New York Wax Museum is ADA compliant. Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis free of charge.


-          Don’t forget your camera. Madame Tussauds offers many unique photo opportunities. Cameras are permitted in all public areas of the museum.


-          For the protection of the exhibits, outside food and drinks are not permitted throughout Madame Tussauds New York.