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Security Information

At all our Merlin Entertainments attractions and resorts Health, Safety and Security is a critical part of our business and our number one priority for our guests and our staff. Our robust procedures have been developed over a number of years with the police and the security services and these remain under constant review.

Before you visit please take a look at the range of security we have in place.

Security checks

We have a range of robust security measures in place for the protection of our guests and staff.

Our security team are here for your safety. Please cooperate fully with all security checks and support these vital members of our team as they carry out important work to keep us all safe.

Enhanced bag & personal belonging checks

To make your visit as safe, secure and enjoyable as possible we have enhanced security checks in place. These include bag and personal belonging checks, which will be carried out for guests prior to entry.
Bags and belongings will be searched [and screened] before being allowed in. This is to ensure prohibited items are not brought into Madame Tussauds London.

We also carry out enhanced searches where you may be asked to remove all items from your pocket and place them in the trays provided. You will then be screened by one of the team.

Metal detectors & security arches

In some cases, you may see additional security measures including walkthrough metal detectors, security arches or wand metal detectors.

Prohibited items

Below is guidance on what cannot be brought into Madame Tussauds London. Please be aware this list is not exhaustive and is subject to change.

  • Any item deemed to be a weapon
  • Fireworks and/or smoke bombs
  • Glass bottles or other articles which may cause injury and/or be deemed offensive or dangerous
  • Sharp objects or anything which may be considered a security risk including knives, penknives, scissors, corkscrews, metal nail files, toy or replica guns.
  • Intoxicating liquor
  • Illegal substances and/or legal highs
  • Skateboards, scooters and rollerblades
  • Drones
  • E-scooters

For further details, please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

What else do we do to keep you safe?

There are a lot of security measures you can see and of course some you can’t see as well. We monitor our  attractions 24 hours a day and our dedicated staff are trained to ensure all our guests have a safe, secure and enjoyable time. We are proud to work very closely with the local police service and other members of the security services to ensure our security procedures are up to date and following best practice. We also work with our local and national law enforcement teams and often host plain clothed officers throughout the year which is supports our roaming security teams who patrol our attractions both day and night.

As a matter of course, our security team are in regular contact with specialist Government security agencies who provide regular briefings and training to our staff.

Helping us, to help you

As our guests we ask you to remain vigilant in alerting our staff or security teams to anything suspicious and to keep your belongings safe at all times.

Terms and conditions:

  • You have an important role to play in helping us by reporting anything that doesn’t feel right, for example any unattended items or someone acting suspiciously. You can report anything suspicious to any of our team who are always on hand to help. 
  • We are bound to seize and hand over to the Police illegal items that are found and are not permitted to return these items.
  • Entry is subject to all guests being searched and by purchasing a ticket guests are agreeing to this as part of the conditions of entry.
  • Items withheld on entry to the attraction are left entirely at the owner's risk at all times.
  • Madame Tussauds London accepts no responsibility for the loss of or damage to any objects left.
  • Madame Tussauds London is entitled to refuse to store any visitor's objects at its sole discretion whether for public safety reasons or any other reason.
  • Madame Tussauds London reserves the right to refuse access to anyone who refuses to be searched or who they believe would pose a risk to themselves or others.
  • Please note, due to security reasons we are unable to accept suitcases or large items of hand luggage into this attraction.

Read our full Terms and Conditions.