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A quick guide to in­ter­est­ing wax mu­se­ums across the world.

Madame Tus­sauds:

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.

Musée Grévin:

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.

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