HOUSE OF WAX
A quick guide to interesting wax museums across the world.
It is one of London’s top tourist attractions. In 1925, the museum suffered a fire and several statues were lost. However, over the years, the statues were recreated. Last year, the wax figure of Adolf Hitler was removed from the museum in response to an open letter from The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles.
House of Frankenstein Wax Museum:
New York’s very own house of horror has been literally scaring the daylights out of tourists since it opened its doors in the ’70s. Gear up to bump into some of the scariest characters in this museum, which is filled with prerecorded screams and screeches.
Opened in 1882 in Paris, it is one of the first wax museums in Europe. From the rich history of Paris to contemporary pop culture icons, it houses 450 historical wax figures. You can listen to Ray Charles on the piano while sitting next to Ernest Hemmingway.
Hollywood Wax Museum:
They mean what they mention on their official website: Get up close and personal with celebrities for fun photos. At this Los Angeles museum, you can strike a pose with celebs such as Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise, among others.
National Presidential Wax Museum:
Established in 1971, this wax museum in Keystone, USA, has recreated historical political scenes from the country’s past. Some of the scenes include Signing of the United Nations Charter in 1945, the Yalta Conference and President Richard Nixon with the Apollo astronauts. It also contains wax figures of all the US presidents.