Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds for over 250 years and now it has finally touched the shores of Sydney. Curious visitors are sent on a unique, emotionally-charged journey through the realms of the powerful and famous. Guests have the chance to get up, close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons, reliving the times, events and moments that made the world talk about them.
The creation of a wax figure takes about three months. The moulding, painting and sculpting takes 800 hours while insertion of hair on the head takes five weeks. Each figure costs $220,000 with about 20 artists involved in making each wax figure. All of those effort and attention are given to each wax figure so all visitors can all believe that they are face-to-face with a Hollywood A-Lister or world leader.
Each Madame Tussauds is unique in every city as 60% of the wax figures in Sydney are composed of famous Australian personalities such as Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue, Rod Laver, Lleyton Hewitt, Julia Gillard, John Howard and Mary Mackillop. Other famous personalities from around the world includes Brangelina, Johnny Depp, Michael Jackson, Barack Obama, Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Albert Einstein and Oprah.
Plan your visit and Bring a Camera. Booking tickets online can save you a few dollars so log on to http://www.madametussauds.com/Sydney before arriving at the Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour. The museum is open seven days a week from 9:00am to 8:00pm. Taking photos of and with the wax figures are permitted so bring your camera and have fun being with the stars at Madame Tussauds.
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