Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong operates in the Peak Tower shopping center. since 2000, the institution occupies 3 floors. It is worth noting that this is the first of the Tussauds museums in Asia. There are more than 100 wax figures in this place. The stars came here to celebrate the installation of their copy. This path is still repeated by their fans from different countries.
History and description
The most famous wax museum appeared in the 19th century in England. Anne Marie Tussaud understood that society was interested in everything related to royalty and celebrities, and decided to devote most of the exhibition to famous personalities. This idea is still relevant today. Approximately 500 million people have visited Tussauds museums. Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong is divided into thematic areas: music and cinema stars, historical and national heroes, athletes. Much attention is also paid to the glamorous life of Hong Kong. The exhibition area occupies 700 square meters. During the restoration, the wishes of visitors were taken into account, and areas for photo sessions were created. Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is open every day from 11.00 to 20.00. Entrance from 12 years old costs HKD 290, ticket for children and senior citizens costs HKD 245.
Figures in the museum
Employees at Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong emphasize that the technology for producing figures has changed. Previously, sculptors worked with wax, but now they use silicone. They meet the stars and take precise measurements describing eye color, hair length and individual facial and body features. First of all, the sculptor makes a cast of the head, then the body, after which the figure is created. The eyes are painted by hand to make the exhibit more human-like.
Most celebrities donate their own replicas of their clothes to Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. 20 specialists work on the creation of one exhibit for six months. The cost of their labor is estimated at HK$1 million. At Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong you can find a double of Marilyn Monroe, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Macaulay Culkin and other famous people. There are unique exhibits. So, the copy of Miriam Jung is equipped with special sensors, so her copy laughs flirtatiously. This reflects the easy-going nature of the Asian actress.