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Madame Tussaud's

Madame Tussaud's is a wax museum in London, England, with branches in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Las Vegas and New York.

Marie Tussaud (1761-1850), née Marie Grosholtz (sometimes spelled Grossholtz or Grossholz), learned her trade from Philippe Curtius who was running his own wax museum in Palais Royal[?], Paris. He and Marie Tussaud created wax heads out of heads of the victims of guillotine during the French Revolution. Curtius died 1794.

In 1802 Marie Tussaud moved to London with her 4-year-old son and established her first permanent exhibition in Baker Street[?] in 1835. It moved to its current location on the Marylebone Road in 1884.

Wax figures of the Tussaud's includes historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars and famous murderers.



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