History From Year 1950 – 1970 – Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

History From 1950 to 1970


1958: The London Planetarium is opened by the Duke of Edinburgh on the former cinema site
1970: Madame Tussaud's opens in Amsterdam - entirely different and the first to open outside London. Closed in 1991. A new Madame Tussaud's attraction opens nearby in the same year
1973: Wookey Hole Caves and Mill in Somerset acquired. Management buyout sale in 1989
1976: Tolgus Tin (a tin streaming plant in Cornwall) acquired. Opens as a museum in 1979, sold in 1980
1977: Laserium - evening laser light concerts - opens at The London Planetarium. Closed 1990
1978: Madame Tussaud's Ltd is acquired by S. Pearson and Son, now Pearson plc. Chessington Zoo, owned by Pearson, becomes another Tussaud's attraction
1978: Warwick Castle acquired