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The Sherlock Holmes Museum
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
#About the Museum

We know the question on your mind: How can an entire museum be dedicated to a fictional character? In London, everything is possible. The Victorian house standing before you is devoted entirely to the legendary Sherlock Holmes detective, from the book written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. One can understand how significant and popular this series of books is to this day.

This is a particularly popular private museum located on Baker Street in London, the street where the detective resides in the stories. Built in 1815, the building served as a hostel before it became a museum. The museum opened to the public in 1990 by the Sherlock Holmes International Association (a non-profit organization). The atmosphere and even the attire of the employees are reminiscent of the Victorian era.

The museum displays a "reconstruction" of Holmes' personal effects and history - a violin, pipes, letters, rooms and wax figures - all according to what is described in the well-known book.
A souvenir shop is located on the ground floor. The living quarters of the fictional detective is on the second floor, where you will also find Dr. Watson's room (this is the back room where you will find medical books and a diary in which he has written notes according to the plot of the book).

In Watson's room there is an actor who plays Dr. Watson, and you can have a short conversation with him if you like. At the front of the house you can enter Mrs. Hudson's room. On the wall of Holmes's room there are shooting holes (shot by Holmes) that strike the initials of Queen Victoria's name. You can sit in the big armchair in front of the fireplace, take a look at Holmes's collection of magnifying glasses and pipes and impressive hat collection. On the third floor you will find a museum with wax dolls of the characters.

One must admit it's pretty nice for a visit in a fictional man's home!



#A Closer Look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKKkXP0CuI0
Bangkok Corrections Museum
Bangkok Corrections Museum
#About the Thai Capital's Horrific Torture Museum

At Bangkok's Corrections Museum in the center of Bangkok, we can be reminded how lucky we are for our modern police forces. This is a museum that reminds of the European torture museums, and is meant for fans of this genre, for those who are interested by torture devices and different ways of torture, or are interested for research purposes.

The museum, located in an old jail that was used until the end of the 19th century, is filled with realistic wax figures, who replicate the lives of the prisoners in the former Thai prison. In the prison cells, and the daily lives of prisoners, you can see the different torture methods used through different times and generations, different tools, machines and equipment, which cause much pain and suffering to those being torture.

There are many torture devices here. For example, a hook that is stuck under the chin of a prisoner, so that any movement or sleep causes pain. Or putting the prisoner into a ball to punish him. Inside the ball, on its inside, were a mass of nails. After the prisoner was put in, the ball was given to an elephant to be played with. This, of course, led to endless pain for the prisoner, with every thump of the elephant, the ball moved and dozens of nails were stuck in the body of the poor prisoner inside.

At "Block 1" you can see the method used to execute prisoners. We won't go into details, but will say that the more humane way to do this was to put the prisoner behind a curtain with a target drawn on the curtain, so the executioner who was shooting did not need to see his victim.



#Tips

Taking photos is not allowed in the museum.

The museum is not recommended for those with a weak heart, or kids.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/jlbdc1yKaD0
Museo de Cera
Museo de Cera
#To Be with the Beatles, Harry Potter and Charlie Chaplin

On Columbus Circle you will find the Museo de Cera, where you can meet popular characters from the world of cinema, sports and culture, in their wax versions. The wax museum is suitable for children, but it is also an experienced for adults with humor.

In each room here are characters from another field. Here are figures from Spanish history, the world of sports and the world politics. All these are presented alongside famous film actors, pop stars and well-known artists from the history of art.

Each room plays music adapted to its theme. Here you will find the stars of the Real Madrid football team. Characters from the world of television and film, such as Bart Simpson, Superman, Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. History and art also take a place here, with figures of great artists such as Picasso, standing next to historical figures such as Queen Cleopatra and Columbus.

There are also nice and unique attractions, such as the "Fear Train," suitable for large children, a terror museum and a simulator that simulates space flight. There is also a film about the history of Spain and dinosaurs that just left Jurassic Park.

Among the sculptures of wax seen when wandering around, there are also "living" characters, who amuse the audience and take selfie photos with them.


#Tips

Buying tickets online will lower the entrance fee.

There are discounted rates for whole families.


A Closer Look at the Madrid Museo de Cera:

https://youtu.be/9htTki9hVu0
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Madame Tussauds Hollywood
#About the Madame Tussauds Museum

It seems that there is no one who has not heard of Madame Tussauds' network of museums and their wax figures. In addition to the main branch of the chain, which is located in London, many museums have been established around the world.

At the Madame Tussauds wax museum on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, you will find the wax dolls of the Hollywood stars whose names are engraved on the golden stars on the pavement. This is where you can be photographed and touch your favorite stars.

Madame Tussauds wax museum is the only museum where you can meet and take pictures with the famous people in history and in today's world.

From movie stars and successful singers to politicians, athletes and other famous people - here are waxed sculptures of personalities from culture, history, art and science, alongside statesmen and celebrities from all corners of the world.

On the three floors of the museum there are almost 20 different compounds, where you can get a glimpse into the glamorous world of Hollywood. Famous movie sets will allow you to wear costumes of the characters from the films and take pictures with the wax figures of the stars.


#Who was Marie Tussauds?

It all started with a French wax sculptor named Marie Tussauds, who founded what will be the first Madame Tussauds museum. It was an exhibition of wax sculptures, the first of Tussauds, but all the sculptures displayed were of the sculptor Philip Curtius and they did not include celebrities. The exhibition was held in Paris in 1770. Pretty soon she won success and after 6 years she transferred the exhibit to the Royal Palais.

Tussauds wanted more. She studied the art of wax sculpture from Curtius, her mother was his housekeeper. After he taught her the art of wax sculpture, she created her first sculpture, the statue of Walter. It was in 1777, and the statue aroused so much enthusiasm that French celebrities asked Tussauds to sculpt them as well. Pretty soon she also sculpted famous celebrities such as Benjamin Franklin and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

In 1792, Tussauds, who inherited the collection of Curtius' sculptures after his death, moved to London, the capital of England, and the Tussauds Wax Museum was born. The museum has gained a reputation as a unique museum and the wax sculptures have gained world renown fame.

The huge success of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London led to the opening of Madame Tussauds wax museums all over the world. There are also wax museums in many capital cities around the world, including Vienna, Amsterdam, New York, Berlin, Bangkok and more.


#Tips
Do not forget to bring a camera.


A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMzVVmMHlH8


Kylie Jenner Meets her Wax Doll for the First Time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUjbob-NsG8

Wax Museums

Hollywood Wax Museum
Hollywood Wax Museum
#About the Wax Museum of the Movie Industry

Do you dream of photos or a selfie with famous Hollywood stars? Then you are in the right place. Here the biggest Hollywood stars await, and none of them would say no to a photo with you.

It may be off that not far away from the museum is the famous Madame Tussauds, that has almost the same content. However, in Hollywood, there is a place for stars everywhere, even if it is a little repetitive.

Here you can see figures made from the wax of famous personalities from around the world, and to differentiate from Madame Tussauds - here you can see only Hollywood stars, real celebrities. Exact and precise work has brought about the recreation of hundreds of known stars - Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, George Clooney, and more. There are about 220 wax figures of the world stage, those loved from the cinema world.

The museum was opened in 1965 by the entrepreneur Spoony Singh, and is the oldest wax museum in the United States. Even after Singh's retirement, the Hollywood's wax tradition was maintained by his sons and grandchildren, who continue to uphold the museum. In 2012 the family was declared as Hollywood heroes by the Hollywood Trade Commerce, for the generous support and contribution to the Hollywood community. The different wax figures here continue to change and adapt today.


A Closure Look at the Figures:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiKM-gQH5fo
Madame Tussauds Bangkok
Madame Tussauds
#About Bangkok's Madame Tussauds

Like its other branches in other cities around the world, Bangkok's Madame Tussauds Museum offers a variety of meticulous wax sculptures of celebrities from history and world entertainment in recent years. The characters in the museum are realistic and as in the famous meticulousness of the Tussauds Museum network, including all the small details.

In the museum, at the Siam Discovery Center, there are various exhibition rooms, with statues of celebrities and leaders, kings and celebrities from all over the world. Along with the royal family and familiar figures from Thailand, most of us will probably not recognize, there are a wide variety of sculptures of personalities from different fields and are much more familiar from around the world. From leaders such as Barack Obama or Donald Trump to admired sports stars, actors and singers such as Angelina Jolie and Justin Bieber and many others - this is your chance for an exciting selfie with world-renowned people who will not resist.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/xbe-RRaKC1I
Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds
# About the Madame's First Wax Museum

Madame Tussauds is now a chain of museums, which span over several cities around the world. Though it is known to children and adults alike, the main and original museum was founded right here in London.

The museum was founded in 1835 by Madame Tussauds herself. Tussauds was a French wax sculptor who emigrated to London. Her talent and knowledge in wax sculpture was inherited from her mother, who was the housekeeper of an artist and sculptor who specialized in wax.

Wax sculptures of historical and famous figures of all kinds can be found around the museum: from famous politicians such as Churchill, Kennedy and even Shimon Peres, through actors and athletes, singers, cultural personalities and other celebrities.

Madame Tussauds is one of London's primary tourist destinations. Different experiences in the museum range from watching and photographing the various wax dolls, through interactive games, to a tour of the horror cellar where you can see figures of criminals and hangmen, executioners and actors to spice up the experience. Photos of important historical events of the city are on display, a train ride and a section where visitors become famous comic dolls.

Some of the characters in the horror cellar were brought from Paris to England by Madame Tussauds herself in the early 19th century.



A Closer Look at the Museum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrJLeWh3e8k
Grvin Wax Museum
Grevin Wax Museum
#About Prague's Wax Museum

As is acceptable in similar museums around the world, the Prague Wax Museum (Grévin Wax Museum) is a family entertainment attraction.

Apparently, already in the window of the museum you will see the realistic wax dolls of famous figures such as Charlie Chaplin or Harry Potter. Almost a hundred years separate them, but here, in the museum, they are right next to each other.

In this museum there are figures made out of wax, almost lifelike, of important figures from history, especially from Bohemian Czech. There are also famous figures from around the world. From politicians to leaders, Hollywood stars and singers, superheroes and comic figures, athletes, and movie characters - everyone here promises a fun and entertaining family outing.

The museum is inside an old building, and is a place for children, who even if they don't recognize Franz Kafka and King Karl, will enjoy taking photos with the well-known figures that they do know, from their favorite movies and online.



A Closer Look Prague's Wax Museum:

https://youtu.be/zUeYdrZIrMo


Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments
Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments
#About the Museum with the Torture Tools from the Middle Ages

The Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments is located in the middle of the Old City of Prague and displays a variety of torture tools, mostly used by the royal house and the catholic church of the Middle Ages. Those who love horror movies, will probably love this place.

In the museum, located in a dark and mysterious basement, what empowers the reluctant experience, the museum displays about 100 torture tools, used by Catholic examiners to identify traitors and criminals and those who had sinned against the Church or committed heresy.

For everything to be clear, there are dozens of photos, of the different kinds of torture practiced, and of the cruel methods of executions. They explain in detail how the equipment shown here was used to inflict suffering on interrogees and defendants, until they confessed or passed away.

There are also almost-human wax figures, which illustrate the torture in a pathetic and horrifying way. The sound effects that resonate throughout the basement do not make it difficult to imagine the suffering that the people here knew. Sad, and filling us with joy that this age has passed.



#What Can Be Seen at the Museum?

Among the terrible torture tools displayed in the two-floor museum, are items like body stretching, head pressing tools, equipment for cutting off organs, equipment that stings and stabs nails, scratches and removes the skin and more. The amount of imagination required to invent such cruel instruments and the morbid head of their planners evokes sad thoughts about faith and religion and what is between them.



#Tips

There is a combine ticket for both museums - the wax and the torture, located very close to one another.

There are also family tickets available for a discount, and cheaper tickets for children, students, and retirees.



A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/99wTqayY8-I
Madame Tussauds
#About Amsterdam's Wax Museum

Anyone who dreamed of being photographed with the idol of their youth, admired singers, or the inspiring athletes could do so at the Dutch museum of Madame Tussauds, the younger brother of the London's Madame Tussauds.

The museum is located in Dam Square and offers to introduce familiar characters, such as leaders, singers, athletes, intellectuals, cultural leaders and politicians. The museum is full of colors and characters and provides an entertaining journey in the present and the past.

For children, the museum offers to build their own wax sculptures and try to sculpture with this unique material.



#History of the Madame Tussauds Museum

The Madame Tussauds wax museum is the only museum where you can meet and take pictures with famous people in today's world and history. Here are waxed personalities from culture, history, art and science, along with statesmen and celebrities from all over the world.

It all started with a French wax sculptor named Marie Tussauds, who founded what will be the first Madame Tussauds Museum. It was an exhibition of wax sculptures, the first of the Tussauds, but all the statues presented were the statues of Doctor Philip Curtius and they did not include celebrities. The exhibition was held in Paris in 1770. Pretty soon Tussauds won success and after 6 years the exhibit was transferred to the Royal Palais.

But Tussauds wanted more. She studied the art of wax sculpture from Curtius, her mother was his housekeeper. After he taught her the art of wax sculpture, she created her first sculpture, the statue of Walter. It was in 1777 and the statue aroused so much enthusiasm that French celebrities asked Tussauds to create wax figures of them as well. Pretty soon she also sculpted famous celebrities such as Benjamin Franklin and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

In 1792, Tussauds , who inherited the collection of Curtius' sculptures after his death, moved to London, the capital of England, and the Tussauds Wax Museum was born in England. The museum has gained a reputation as a unique museum and the wax sculptures have gained world renown.

The huge success of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London led to the opening of Madame Tussauds Wax Museums all over the world. There are also many wax museums in many capital cities and cities around the world, including Vienna, Amsterdam, New York, Berlin, Bangkok and more.



Madame Tussauds Figures Up Close:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW_m8IBL5h8



A Closer View:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogfYZrAypVo


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