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Things to do in Sydney with Kids – Madame Tussauds

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Published July 7th 2012
If you are looking at doing something fun during school holidays and especially if the weather is not the best, then venture out to Darling Harbour's new attraction Madame Tussauds. Located between Sydney Aquarium and The Wildlife Park, this is definitely a must visit museum.

Madame Tussauds Sydney
Brad Pitt & Angeline Jolie

The figurines are incredible, life-like and cover famous personalities from all walks of life. There are over 70 of the world's most famous figures including:

World Leaders - Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Dalai Lama, Queen Elizabeth.

Music Stars - Rihanna, Michael Jackson, Slim Dusty, Kylie Minogue, Delta Goodrem, Keith Urban, Jimmy Barnes.

Movie Stars - Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Jackie Chan, Audrey Hepburn, Olivia Newton-John.

Sports Stars - Layne Beachley, Donald Bradman, Mark Webber, Shane Warne.

Historical Greats – Ned Kelly, Mary MacKillop, Captain Cook, Albert Einstein.

And so many more.

According to the Madame Tussauds behind the scenes documentary, making each wax figurines takes over 800 hours of moulding, measuring, painting and sculpting. Danii Minogue's figurine took 60 people over 3 months to complete!

The kids will love getting dressed up in costumes and posing for photos with their favourite stars, so don't forget to bring your camera, as you will get a chance to snap amazing shots.

The Museum is open from 9am to 8pm 7 days a week, however, check their website as their opening times may vary due to private events.

During school holidays, all kids are also given an interactive discovery map and pencil, so they can navigate their way around the attraction and fill in interesting facts. At the end each child receives a sticker for their effort.

If you book your tickets online, you can save between 10% to 30% and if you book combination tickets which include other attractions such as Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye and Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, you can save up to $250!

You can get to Darling Harbour by Ferry from Circular Quay, by Train and walk from either Town Hall or Wynyard Station, by Monorail, by Bus – Stop No 24 on the City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus or by Car and park at either 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont or at The Entertainment Centre. Get your parking ticket validated at Wildlife Park (located next to Madame Tussauds) and you only pay $12 for the whole day!

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Why? Amazing wax figurines
When: All year round
Where: Darling Harbour, Sydney
Cost: Adults - $35, Children $20 - less online
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Went to Madame Toussauds on Monday, 8th April 2013 - was great plenty of great photos taken up close & personal - lots of fun! Seniors special and student concessions available - the Sydney exhibit is celebrating their 1st year in a couple of days time - should be exciting.
by elain (score: 0|8) 2610 days ago
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