Madame Tussauds Museum in India

IAS Prelims 2023

The 250-year-old 22nd Madame Tussauds is all set to open its first branch in India in Delhi by mid-2017.

The original Madame Tussauds in the United Kingdom is known for its detailed and life-like wax figures. Since the museum is quite popular with Indian tourists, wax figures of Indian celebrities have been added to its collection over the last two decades.

Amitabh Bachchan was the first Bollywood figure to be established in this museum in London in 2000.

The two-storey attraction in Delhi will come up at Regal Cinema in Connaught Place. Apart from film personalities, it will also feature icons from the world of sports, music, etc.

Museum Locations around the world:

Beijing, China
Chongqing, China
Hong Kong, China
Shanghai, China
Wuhan, China
New Delhi, India (opening 2017)
Tokyo, Japan
Bangkok, Thailand
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Berlin, Germany
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Istanbul, Turkey (opening 2016)
London, United Kingdom
Prague, Czech Republic
Vienna, Austria
Hollywood, United States
Las Vegas, United States
Nashville, United States (opening Spring 2017[citation needed])
New York, United States
Orlando, United States
San Francisco, United States
Washington D.C., United States
Sydney, Australia