Madame Tussauds Museum

Madame Tussauds was first opened in London in 1835, and until now, over 550 million people have visited this place. Since its first launch in 1835, the chain of museums has gradually become a global tourist spot. Currently, Madame Tussauds has museums spread across four continents and multiple centers in different countries. They have museums spread across America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

There is a branch of Madame Tussauds Delhi, the capital city of India. Since its grand opening in 2017, it has been visited by locals and foreigners. So, if you stay in Delhi or are visiting the capital city of India, visiting Madame Tussauds Museum is a must.

History: Origin of the Madame Tussauds Museum

Madame Tussauds History

The history of this museum chain dates back to early 1761, when Marie Tussauds was born in Strasbourg, France. Miss Marie learned the art of using wax and creating statues from her mother at an early age. She made her first wax statue of the great French philosopher, Voltaire, in 1777, when she was only 16.

Later in 1795, she married Francois Tussaud and traveled to Britain with her massive collection of wax statues. Afterwards, she decided to open a museum in London, and today this museum is a major attraction for global tourists.

At Madame Tussauds Delhi, you can witness some of the best wax statues. The museum is now owned and controlled by its parent company, Merlin Entertainments.

Madame Tussauds Delhi: Important Information

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum’s 23rd branch is located in Delhi. Currently, it has about 40 elegant wax statues of famous Bollywood and Hollywood actors, influential leaders, sportspeople, singers, and many other famous people. Some popular statues you can spot here are those of Virat Kohli, Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga, Shahrukh Khan, Michael Jackson, etc.

You can walk down the red carpet and even strike a pose with your favorite national or international celebrity. Do not forget to notice the intricate details of each wax statue, which takes at least 7 to 8 months to finish. All of the clothing and other accessories on the wax statues were donated, mainly by the celebrities.

Madame Tussauds India was earlier located in the Connaught Place Regal Building; however, after COVID, it reopened at a new address, Mall of India, Noida. The main reason for the location change is that the former area didn’t have enough parking spaces, resulting in too much traffic congestion. The new location in Noida is much safer larger, and more hygienic, making it the perfect spot to admire this global wonder.

Let us now walk you through the famous wax statues displayed at this museum in India.

Prominent Figures to see at Madame Tussauds India

All these wax statues are imported from London, and the museum has a big team of 40 experts, along with three artists responsible for the daily maintenance of these wax figures. These figures suffer scratches and dent marks when they come into close contact with the thousands of visitors daily. Therefore, the regular maintenance of these wax figures is necessary.

Abdul Kalam


  • APJ Abdul Kalam
  • Prime minister Narendra Modi


  • Subhash Chandra Bose
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Bhagat Singh
  • Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
Shahrukh Khan

Bollywood celebrities:

  • Raj Kapoor
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Anil Kapoor
  • Madhubala
  • Kareena Kapoor Khan
  • Salman Khan
  • Katrina Kaif
Virat Kolhi


  • Virat Kohli
  • Milkha Singh
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Kapil Dev

Bollywood Singers:

  • Asha Bhosle
  • Shreya Ghoshal
Tom Cruise

Hollywood celebrities:

  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Tom Cruise

For all the children who visit the museum, there are famous cartoon characters like Motu Patlu.

When does the museum introduce new statues?

Since the beginning, the organizers have focused on a plan to introduce a new celebrity or public figure every 3 to 4 months. Currently, the ratio of domestic and international celebs in this museum is 60:40. However, the authorities plan to increase this ratio to 80:20 in the coming years.

Things you can do at Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

Apart from admiring the statues of the national heroes, sports stars, and celebrities, there are many other things you can do at Madame Tussauds India.

1. Click photographs

Next to the wax statues, you will find a lot of props and other accessories that you can use or wear and ask your friends and family members to click your picture with your favorite celebrity.

2. Interactive Zone

You can also visit the numerous interactive zones where you can participate in hourly quizzes, KBC questionnaires, interactive games, and more. These activities have been exclusively added to keep the children and visitors entertained throughout their visit.

3. Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha

Mahatma Gandhi

In the history section, you will come across a series of figures representing Bapuji’s Satyagraha or the Dandi March. The statues of Mahatma Gandhi and his followers are one of the major attractions.

4. Hand Wax Replicas

At Madame Tussauds India, you also get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get an exact wax replica of your hand for a nominal fee of INR 450. Here you can also watch a 20-minute video session of how the wax statue of our current prime minister, Narendra Modi, was created.

Excited to visit this world-famous wax museum? Now let us understand how you can get there.

How to reach Madame Tussauds India?

  • By Air

Since the world-famous attraction is located in Delhi, you have to book a flight to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, which directly connects most national and international locations. Once you reach the airport, you can easily book a cab or hop on a bus to reach your destination.

  • By Train

Well, if you are in Delhi, all you need to do is get a metro to Rajiv Chowk Metro Station. The Madame Tussauds museum is just five minutes’ walking distance from this station. On the other hand, if you are traveling from the outskirts of Delhi, then you can deboard at the Nizamuddin Railway Station, the New Delhi Railway Station, or the old Delhi Railway Station.

To get to the location, you can take any public transport from these stations.

  • By Road

If you do not want to suffer from Delhi’s heat and pollution, then the best way is to book a cab directly from your address to the museum. Most cabs are available 24/7, and they are completely safe. If you are coming from another state, you can book an interstate bus or a private cab that connects nearby cities and states.


To visit the museum and take pictures with your favorite celebrities, you must buy a ticket online or from the ticket counter outside the museum. You can always purchase discounted tickets online (30-35%), or if you do not want to stand in line, you can also get the VIP package, which includes a special skip-the-line entry and a free museum guide.

The ticket price for a one-time visit to Madame Tussauds is INR 960 for adults and INR 764 for children.

Things to know before you visit Madame Tussauds

  1. Baby strollers are not allowed inside the museum.
  2. Even though this museum is wheelchair accessible, currently, only one wheelchair can be provided.
  3. You can only get a one-time use ticket. So in simple words, you will not get in and out privileges.

So what are you waiting for? Book your ticket online and visit Madame Tussauds India to witness some of the best craftsmanship.

Rezmin is passionate about traveling and curating content about history, traditions and other intriguing aspects that make a place attractive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fictional books sprinkled with inspiration, humor and enthusiasm.

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