Culture: Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

As a part of the museum’s chain founded by Marie Tussaud of France, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is the first ever wax museum in Asia. Established in early 2000, The Hong Kong branch houses more than 100 wax figures of well-known celebrities, with a third of the total number of figures being Asian personas, sixteen of which are Hong Kongers. All statues are presented in a variety of themed settings, such as Hong Kong Glamour, Music Icons, Historical and National Heroes, The Champions, and World Premiere. The popular attraction has caught the eyes of many tourists because of its complex and detailed making process.

Wax Figures Making Process

The whole wax figure creating process could take up to six months by a team consisting of 20 highly skilled sculptors from the Madame Tussauds Studio. In one sitting, those people are given access to the celebrity to record over 500 precise body measurements. The most important task is to capture and reflect the uniqueness of each individual. After that, the sculptor will create a mold for a clay model of the head and body. The most painstaking process might be painting a perfect match of original eyes and inserting real human hairs, strand by strand, into the wax figures. For the skin, it is colored using a mixture of water, oil, and acrylic coloring. Further, the body is cast from fiberglass and dressed in clothes that are donated by the celebrity. The whole process will cost about HK$1 million per each.

Featured Figures based on themes

  • Hong Kong Glamour:

Jackie Chan, Jay Chou, Bruce Lee, Brad Pitt, Cher, Hugh Grant, Meryl Streep, Jet Li, Eddie Murphy, etc.

  • The Champions:

David Beckham, Muhammad Ali, Yao Ming, Tiger Woods, etc.

  • Historical and National Heroes:

Bill Clinton, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Diana, Leslie Cheung, Albert Einstein, Joko Widodo, Sukarno, etc.

  • Music Icons:

Anita Mui, Elvis Presley, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Westlife, etc.

  • World Premiere:

Andy Lau, Pierce Brosnan, Harrison Ford, Marilyn Monroe, Benny Hill, etc.

Address

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
Location: Shop P101, Level P1,
Tel no : (852) 2849 6966
Opening Hours : 10:00am – 10:00pm (Mon-Sun & Public Holidays)

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