Tussauds wax museums are spread in various cities of the world and there is a main branch in London in Britain. This museum or exhibition of wax statues that embodies world famous personalities was established by Madame Marie Tussauds in 1835 AD on Baker Street in London. And it was opened to display the works of Madame Tussauds from the waxworks of figures who were famous then, the most important of which are the statue of the French writer and philosopher Voltaire and the statue of the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Today, the museums of Madame Tussauds are considered a world-famous brand and their branches are spread in various cities and capitals of the world.
Among the cities that have had the honor to own a branch of Madame Tussauds is the Turkish city of Istanbul, as it is considered one of the most important tourist cities in the world and a favorite destination for large numbers of tourists from all over our world.
That is in addition to the fact that this city is an incubator of world civilizations and historical treasures.
Wax Museum in Istanbul Turkey:
The Wax Museum was opened in Istanbul or the Madame Tussauds Museum on November 28 of the year 2016 in the Grand Pera Shopping Center located on the famous Istiklal Street was chosen as the site of the museum as it is the most important tourist destination in Istanbul that is packed with tourists of various nationalities and throughout the year.
It is known that Madame Tussauds museums specialize in displaying sculptures and statues made of wax for various important figures who are internationally famous and in various fields such as Hollywood stars, football players, scientists, politicians and others.
Sections and exhibits of the Wax Museum in Istanbul:
Design and manufacture of figures and wax statues in the Wax Museum in Istanbul and all the museums of Madame Tussauds using molds and masks taken from the faces and bodies of celebrities themselves, and therefore the statues are made in real sizes and some of them are indistinguishable from the real character.
And the wax museum in Istanbul consists of several halls and sections distributed according to the exhibits they contain:
Music section: This section includes accurate figures of international celebrities, including the famous pop singer Michael Jackson, Canadian singer Justin Bieber and international singer Riana. There are also statues of members of the British Beatles and others.
cultural section: In this section there are statues of the most famous scientists, inventors, thinkers, artists and others who have influenced the world through what they have presented such as the world and the genius physicist Albert Einstein and artist Leonardo Da Vinci and founder of Apple International Steve Jobs.
In addition to the famous statues of international and local cinema stars, where you can see figures of Hollywood celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Leonardo Decaprio, Johnny Depp and the famous Turkish actor Kivanc Tatlitug and others.
Sports section: This section of the Wax Museum in Istanbul contains statues of famous athletes such as Lionel Messi, the Turkish football player Arda Turan, and gymnast Usain Bolt.
History section: This part of the museum is dedicated to statues of world and Turkish leaders and politicians and contains figures of the founder of the Turkish Republic, Kamal Ataturk, the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and Sultan Mehmed II as well.
The Museum is open to visitors seven days a week, from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm. These hours change on official occasions and holidays.
The cost of entering the museum ranges from 66 liras and up to 87 Turkish liras when booking online, while when purchasing tickets from the museum directly, prices start from 106 liras and up to 144 Turkish liras.