Madame Tussauds Beijing
Opened on May 31, 2014, Madame Tussauds Beijing is the fourth Madame Tussauds in China after the Madame Tussauds Wax Museums set in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Wuhan. It is the largest branch in Asia, whose exhibition hall and exhibitions are three times larger than those in Hong Kong.
This branch is located on Qianmen Street, which has a very long history and strong ‘Beijing flavors’. The opening of this museum adds western and modern elements to this street, making it more diversified and welcoming. The wax figures here were made by artists from Madame Tussauds London and are the actual sizes of their prototypes, who are elites from various sectors and who have had a great influence in this city, the country, and even the world.
A Top-level Party: Here, visitors can amble on the red carpet and pose for photographs before joining the party with Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Leonardo Di Caprio, Goerge Clooney, Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt, etc.
Movie: One can wear costumes, pick up props, and pose in familiar scenes or take photos with big movie stars. Who are you going to take the group photo with first, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chen, Leslie Cheung, Bruce Willis, Audrey Hepburn, or Marilyn Monroe?
Music: Here you can pick up a microphone or guitar and give a fabulous concert with world-famous post 1960 rock or pop singers such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Justin Biber, Rihanna, Teresa Ten, and Jay Chou..
Sports: Here, sports fans can get up close with their idols. One can compete with the top basketball star Kobe Bryant, snatch the basketball from Yao Ming, and receive a badminton serve from Lin Dan… If not exciting enough, how about a competition with David Beckham or Lionel Messi?
World Famous People: In this area, one can talk with Price William and Princess Kate Middleton, listen to the royal horns together with Queen Elizabeth II, have a meeting with Barack Obama in his oval office, discuss philosophy with Karl Heinrich Marx, or consult Steve Jobs on the secret to his success?
TV: Do you ever dream about participating in your favorite TV programs? Now you can realize your dreams in this area decorated like TV studios. The feeling of standing behind a TV camera must be special. The figures here include Yang Lan - a hostess, Sun Li - an actresses, and Seung heon Song - a South Korean actor, etc.
Beijing Spirit: People here are elites in many sectors who have promoted development of the country, including China's first astronaut into the space - Yang Liwei, volleyball player - Jane Lang, crosstalk performer - Hou Baolin, writer - Laoshe, real estate tycoon- Pan Shiyi, and founder of China's largest search engine - Li Yanhong, etc.
Behind the Scenes: It tells the stories behind the vivid wax figures, including the history of Madame Tussauds and processes of making wax figures. There is also a figure of Madame Tussauds here.
How to get to Madame Tussauds Beijing
1. Take Subway Line 2 and get off at Qianmen Station. Get out from Exit B or C and walk south for 800 yards (732m) to the Madame Tussauds Beijing.
2. Take Subway Line 7 and get off at Zhushikou Station. Get out from Exit A and walk north for 700 yards (640m) to the museum.
Take bus 5, 8, 17, 20, 22, 48, 59, 66, 67, 82, 93, 120, 622, 623, Sightseeing Bus 1 or 2, Fast Transit Line 1, Tour Bus 1, or Special Line 4, 7 or 11, and get off at Qianmen Station.
Beijing Bus / Subway Search
|Child between 3.3 - 4.6 feet (1-1.4m)|| |
|Child under 3.3 feet||Free|
|Opening Hours||10:00 - 21:00 with last admission at 20:00|
Further Reading: Madame Tussauds Chongqing
Attractions around Madame Tussands Beijing:
Lao She Teahouse
Qianmen Food Streets