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By Elena Beruete // 30 April 2012 // Comments: 0 // Related Categories:
The remoteness of Australia is not a disadvantage anymore to meet all the celebrities of world history. Madame Tussauds has arrived in the heart of Sydney and its entrance is being just amazing. "THE WORD Australia", an important channel in the tourism industry of Australia, was invited to the private opening of the museum. We didn't have any doubt about attending this event, but, don't get confused, because this is not a normal museum...
Madame Tussauds is the world’s most important wax museum brand. Starting with the first museum in London in 1835, the success of modelling historical and royal figures made them grow around the world as quick as possible. If you go for a walk to Darling Harbour, you can not only enjoy the beautiful view but also go inside of Madame Tussauds and finally meet all the celebrities you have always wanted to see!
Would you like to know who did I meet?
Firstly, a couple of staff received us very politely. Next to them, Layne Beachley. In my opinion, this is the best way to start the experience of Madame Tussauds in Sydney because she is the icon of the Australian surfer girl, and also, the first woman in history to gain 7 World Championships! We surfed with her while they were taking us a picture. It was just the beginning and we were already having fun!
We went ahead and we could see that the museum was divided in different sections: history, political and religious leaders like Queen Elizabeth II, The 14th Dalai Lama, Obama or Julia Gillard: the current Prime Minister of Australia.
Next stop: sports. I'm sure you know about Mark Webber, Formula 1 racing car driver. He commented about "itself": “When Madame Tussauds approached me about including me in their Sydney collection, I was rapt. It was fun working with the team in London to make a second version of myself, particularly my varying five o’clock shadow! I hope everyone enjoys seeing me in full-scale; I think it’s an incredible and accurate representation and I’m still amazed at how perfectly they matched everything, particularly my eyes, which is spooky!”
As Webber said about himself, the work that Madame Tussauds' professionals do with the figures is incredible. They spend lot of time creating the figures and taking care of every single detail: facial wrinkles, eyes that don't look fake as the ones of the dolls, freckles, clothes, jewelry, complements that define their characters, shape of the cheekbones, hands, body... and they actually are very similar to the real ones!
Later, we crossed to the other room where we found Einstein and we asked him to fix some problems that, unfortunately, he didn't answer nor a single word. Do you know who was next to him? The legendary Michael Jackson! This is the originality of Madame Tussauds: you can find lot of different people from different seasons of history in the same place. I tried some of Michael's clothes, like his typical jacket and one glove. Since his death, he has become more and more famous, so it was necessary to be in the museum. The great part of this museum in Sydney is that you can interact with the figures depending what they used to do in their lives.
Another room that fascinated me was the one with famous actors and some singers. There, I saw the beautiful Australian actress, Nicole Kidman, her husband and singer Keith Urban and more world celebrities, for example, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Cate Blanchett... And of course Paul Hogan, the star of "Crocodile Dundee" is featured too. I also finally saw Hugh Jackman's blades, from Wolverine in the movie X-Men.
I visited the Madame Tussauds in London a few years ago and this wasn't a reason to not visit the one in Sydney. Not only because each one has theirs particularities
It's why I absolutely recommend visiting Madame Tussauds Sydney, unique experience for sure!
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