Thursday, 7 April 2016

#72 - Madame Tussauds

I don't really know what to say about Madame Tussauds.  I'm pretty sure everyone reading this will know exactly what Madame Tussauds is, and what it involves.  Just in case anyone has been living in a cave, and this is the first website they've landed on while experiencing the internet for the first time, Madame Tussauds is a museum full of statues of mostly famous people, made out of wax.  That's the statues that are made out of wax, not the museum.

The less said about this, the better
I suppose I can focus on the things that are unique to Sydney Madame Tussauds.  Firstly, there is the location.  Madame Tussauds is located in Darling Harbour, right next to Sydney Aquarium and the Wildlife Sydney Zoo.  You can usually buy multi-tickets that include entry to all three, and also another couple of attractions.  More cynical people than me would accuse the general area of being a bit of a tourist trap, but I would suggest you avoid those people at parties.  Darling Harbour is great fun, and Madame Tussauds is in a great location, albeit it does get ridiculously busy at weekends in particular.

Stealing Audrey Hepburn's tea.  Hilarious.
Once you are in, you just wander through different rooms that are set up as various entertaining scenes, usually involving celebrities.  You can stand next to most of the waxworks, and even touch them if you so desire, giving you the opportunity to take hilarious photographs to fool you friends back home.  A few of them are set up to be particularly interactive, with props and things lying around for your amusement.  I won't spoil the fun by revealing everyone who is in there, but I believe it does change from time to time anyway.  Needless to say, there is a slight bias towards Australian 'stars'.

Strewth, look at this flamin' mongrel acting like a flamin' great galah
If it sounds fun, it probably will be.  If it sounds horrendous, you might still surprise yourself. Having said that, there are plenty more Madame Tussauds around the world, so I probably wouldn't seek it out if you have limited time.  It's a good backup for a rainy day though.

Are there any recent additions to Madame Tussauds?  Horrified at the thought of visiting it, but deeply offended at being accused of being miserable because of this?  Defend yourself in the comments below

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