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Baker Street

1802: Madame Tussaud takes her exhibition on tour to the British Isles, leaving behind her husband.

1835: With her sons, Madame Tussaud establishes a base in London at ‘The Baker Street Bazaar.’

1846: Punch Magazine coins the name Chamber Of Horrors for Madame Tussaud’s ‘Separate Room’, where gruesome relics of the French Revolution are displayed.

1850: Madame Tussaud dies

1884: Marie’s grandsons move the attraction to its current site on Marylebone Road

1925: The attraction is devastated by fire.

1928: Restoration is completed with the addition of a cinema and restaurant.

1940: Madame Tussauds is struck by a German World War II bomb destroying 352 head moulds, and the cinema.

1958: Madame Tussauds opens the Commonwealth’s first Planetarium.

1990-1993: The attraction undergoes extensive refurbishment, with the inclusion of new interactive, themed areas.

1993: The Spirit Of London, a spectacular animatronic ride, arrives at Madame Tussauds. The London Planetarium is re-opened after a £4.5 million re-development, including the installation of the world’s first Digistar II star projector.

1995: A new star show ‘Planetary Quest’ opens at Tussauds’ Planetarium. Later, the Planetarium dome is transformed into the biggest red nose in the universe for Comic Relief.

1996: Madame Tussauds opens a special display in conjunction with Time Magazine, portraying some of the publication’s nominated Top 100 people of the 20th century.

1997: Madame Tussauds opens a special exhibition of wedding dresses made for its Diana, Princess Of Wales, Sarah, Duchess Of York and Sophie, Countess Of Wessex.

1999: Major new star show ‘Wonders Of The Universe’ opens at The London Planetarium

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