Madame Tussauds - Blackpool

Discover 250 years of History


250 Years of History

Madame Tussauds History

Discover more about Madame Tussaud's fascinating history - from the French Revolution to the first attraction in Baker Street, London.

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Early Years 1761-1795

Early Years of Madame Tussauds history

Follow the timeline through history and discover more about Madame Tussauds Early history.

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Going Global 1971- onwards

New Millennium in Madame Tussauds history

There are now 12 Madame Tussauds around the globe with several new locations in the pipeline.

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History and Celebrity

Blending History & Celebrity at Madame Tussauds Blackpool

In the 20th century Madame Tussauds’ role began to change.

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Baker Street 1802 -1999

Madame Tussauds move to Baker Street

The later years of Madame Tussauds history includes an exciting tour to the British isles culminating in a permanent attraction at Baker Street.

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