The Budapest branch of the museum, known for its lifelike wax figures, will be the 24th in the world and will open on May 25 with 51 celebrity effigies.
For more than 250 years, Madame Tussauds has been inviting people to walk the red carpet and get closer to the people they admire or perhaps fear. Its latest museum, its 24th, opens in Budapest on May 25th in the beautifully restored Palazzo Dorottya. The Madame Tussauds Budapest exhibition will feature 51 lifelike figures, 17 of which are Hungarian celebrities, all photographed in the museum’s workshop near London.
Some of the celebrities you will have the chance to "meet" at the exhibition: Elizabeth, Pope Francis, Beyoncé, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Xi Ji-ping, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr, Lady Gaga, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ryan Gosling, Ariane Grande, Tom Hanks, Whitney Houston, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Freddie Mercury, Lionel Messi, Marilyn Monroe, Brad Pitt, Rihanna, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronald Reagan, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Donald Trump and Bruce Willis.
But the Hungarian capital is not only the backdrop for the exhibition, but it is also an inspiration: the interiors of the exhibition feature a number of iconic Hungarian buildings and monuments. For example, visitors can walk through the Buda Castle tunnel, “rendezvous” with the stars on the Danube embankment, watch a helicopter scene being filmed over the Fisherman’s Bastion, and immerse themselves in the special world of spas. The unique installations reflect the heritage and traditions of both the capital and Hungary.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.madametussauds.hu.
Source: Press Release