Madame Tussauds, Blackpool
You don’t have to go all the way to London to visit Madame Tussauds we can take you in a minibus in 60 minutes – the waxwork museum now has an equally brilliant branch on the promenade in Blackpool. The venue is open every day of the year except Christmas day and has some fantastic exhibitions which provide endless photo opportunities! You can take a stroll down Coronation Street and share a pint with Deirdre Barlow or Bet Lynch in The Rovers Return. There are also stars from the world of sport such as Tiger Woods and Wayne Rooney; as well as popular personalities such as Gok Wan, Jamie Oliver and Keith Lemon. If you’re a bit of a show off, then why not take the opportunity to become part of one of your favourite TV shows such as Celebrity Juice or Who Wants to be a Millionaire. If you’re more of a music lover then you can sing along with Kylie, Britney or Lady Gaga and strut your stuff with Peter Andre or Michael Jackson!
The origins of the Tussaud museums go back to the work of the highly skilled wax modeller Marie Tussaud, born in France in 1761. Marie created her first wax figure (of Voltaire) in 1777 and by 1835 she had opened a museum in Baker St, London. Later in the century, the museum moved to its current London site on Marylebone Rd – and ever since then it has gone from strength to strength. Madame Tussauds is now a massive tourist attraction with branches in major cities across the world, including Amsterdam, Bangkok, Berlin, Blackpool, Hollywood, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, New York City, Shanghai, Sydney, Vienna and Washington D.C. In modern times, making wax figures is still an arduous task. Over 800 hours of moulding, painting and sculpting are required to make each and every figure. A small team of highly skilled sculptors are responsible for the wax figures we see today and their talent is such that it is often difficult to tell the difference between a model and the real thing!
Blackpool Is A Great Place To Visit
The Blackpool venue is ideally situated right on Blackpool’s sea front with the surrounding town and shops just a stone’s throw away – so why not make a day of it? You can visit Blackpool’s 3 magnificent piers, try your luck on the fruit machines and maybe eat fish and chips as you stroll along the promenade. If it’s a nice day (or even if it’s not!) you can take a walk on the beach and get some sea air. There are also lots of interesting shops, pubs and cafés so you will find something for you, no matter what your taste.