A visit to Madame Tussauds London with kids

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September 13, 2018

My boys have always liked Star Wars, influenced by their Dad’s obsession with the series, but over the last year since attending the Jedi Training Academy at Walt Disney World that like has grown in love.
When Isaac had his birthday back in April, he asked to go to Madame Tussauds as he wanted to see their Star Wars exhibition but it is something we kept putting off due to work commitments.
During the last week of the school holidays we surprised the kids with a visit to London and started the day with a visit to Dinosaur World Live in Greenwich, which they loved.
Once that had finished we jumped on the tube and told the kids our destination was Baker Street, leading them to believe that we were off to see something to do with Sherlock Holmes……….it was a lot of fun seeing Isaac’s excitement when we emerged from the station to see Madame Tussauds in front of us.
Madame Tussauds
We were slightly nervous that being the school holidays that it was going to be busy, but as Premium Merlin Annual Pass holders, we skipped to the front of the queue and were ushered inside straight away.
Prince Harry and Meghan
If you are taking Star Wars mad children, it is important to prepare them for the fact that it is the last thing they will see, but there is plenty to excite them along the way.
We arrived at 3pm and although fairly busy, it was a lot quieter than earlier in the day and we didn’t have to wait more than a couple of minutes to pose with the exhibits we wanted to.
Kong Island
There are a number of new exhibits there since our last visit, back in 2016. Hubby loved Alien Escape, which he did alone as it is not suitable for kids, whilst we waited and posed with some of our favourite film characters at the other side of the exhibit.
The great thing about Madame Tussauds, is that it opens up conversations with the kids. As well as famous faces from the world of film and politics, there are also lots of historical characters that the kids are learning about in school.
Henry VIII
I am not entirely sure why they wanted a picture with Donald Trump – maybe they were trying to give him some advice??
Donald Trump
The kids particularly enjoyed visiting the music area, posing with some of their favourite stars and sitting in rotating chair from The Voice.
It was then onto the Sherlock Holmes Experience, which challenges you to unleash your inner Sherlock as you enter the mysterious world of the fictional detective in a live walk through adventure.
Sherlock Holmes
The Spirit of London Taxi ride was next, which sees you through some of the greatest historical and cultural events that have shaped London through the ages.
London Taxi
When you exit the taxi ride you come face to face with more stars of the big screen, only this time of the superhero variety.
The Marvel area gives you the chance to feel what it’s like to have super powers. The kids loved hanging from the ceiling with Spider-Man, getting to grips with Wolverine’s retractable claws, feeling The Incredible Hulk’s mighty squeeze, and stand strong alongside Captain America and Iron Man.
On previous visits to Madame Tussauds we have always by-passed the Marvel 4D movie as the kids didn’t want to see it, but this time Isaac was keen to watch it so Daddy took Eliza and Sebby off whilst we settled in to watch it.
Captain America
I actually think they would have loved it. The 360-degree, 4D cinema attraction, is packed full of high impact special effects as the audience joins a crack team of Super Heroes including Hulk, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Iron Man in a battle against one of Marvel’s most villainous baddies.
Super hero command centre
And finally, it was onto the exhibit we had come to see – Star Wars!
Star Wars
Created in close collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm, Star Wars at Madame Tussauds is a unique, immersive experience starring extraordinarily life-like wax figures of the favourite heroes and villains of Star Wars Episodes I-VI.
Light Sabres
You enter the exhibition straight from the 4D film and would recommend that you hang back as the initial rush clears quickly allowing you lots of time to pose with the characters.
Anakin Skywalker
Explore a galaxy of locations, including the swamps of Dagobah, Jabba’s Throne Room and the flight deck of the Millennium Falcon.
I think the Millennium Falcon was the highlight of our visit, as you could sit in the pilots seat with Chewbacca and make a jump through hyperspace.
Millenium Falcon
Although I think Daddy preferred Jabba’s Throne Room – can’t think why???
Princess Leia
However, the kids loved it all, especially playing up for the camera.
Clone Trooper
There are a couple of areas within this part of Madam Tussauds, where there are photographers taking pictures which you can have printed, however you are more than welcome to take your own.
Don’t miss the Darth Vader “I am your father” moment.
I am your father
Will you join forces with the Jedi, or the Sith?
Darth Vader
It always surprises me how long you spend in Madame Tussauds and we spent a good three hours looking round.
Standard tickets for Madame Tussauds cost from £27 per person and it is much cheaper to buy online in advance, but do check their deals, as there are some amazing offers on combined tickets to all the Merlin attractions in London, which include Shrek’s Adventure, the London Eye, London Dungeons and Sea Life Centre.
Fancy visiting Madame Tussauds but live too far north – why not check out their Blackpool site as featured on Pink Oddy blog.

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    Laura Dove

    September 13, 2018

    We have never been here to the London one! We have done one in Blackpool which isnt anywhere near as good though!

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    September 14, 2018

    I would so love to visit Madame Tussauds, I almost went to the one in Blackpool but the line was too long and I lost my patience. I definitely need to make the trip.

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    Helen Wills

    September 14, 2018

    I’m well overdue a trip to Tussaud’s – love it there! I’m surprised that Trump figure is still standing though 😉

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    Fashion and Style Police

    September 14, 2018

    I have never been to the Madame Tussauds in London. Would love to visit it with the kids one day. Looks like fun.

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    Cath - BattleMum

    September 14, 2018

    I’ve only ever visited Madame Tussauds once, a long time ago, and I wasn’t that keen. However it sounds like they’ve completely changed it and I’m sure we’d enjoy it now. Must pencil it in next time we’re in London.

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    Sarah Bailey

    September 14, 2018

    I haven’t been to Madame Tussauds for gosh probably coming on 20 years now! I would love to go back one day as it’s somewhere that seems to always be changing and evolving with the different attractions they have.

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    Rosie @GreenRosieLife and @EcoGitesLenault

    September 15, 2018

    I visited Madame Tussauds as a child and do not remember it being anywhere near as good fun as this all looks. It’s great to see they have manged to move with the times and keep the visitors coming.

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    Anne Fraser

    September 15, 2018

    I had no idea Madame Tussards had a star war exhibition. I would love to take my grandson when he is older.

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    Emma Raphael

    September 15, 2018

    I remember first going as a child, and loving it. We also went into the Dungeons too as they used to be part of the same thing. I had nightmares for weeks! 😀

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    Yeah Lifestyle

    September 15, 2018

    What a great selection of wax replicas! Your photos are great by the way, We have not been to the museum but I know my kids would love it, especially when they head to the Star Wars section.

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    Lauretta at Home and Horizon

    September 16, 2018

    Who wouldn’t love a visit to Madame Tussauds? Even in pictures, I’m so amazed to see the life-like wax figures.

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    Jade Bremner

    September 16, 2018

    We have been to the one in Blackpool but never the one in London and I would love to go. I’m one of those who likes to do really silly an inappropriate poses with people x

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    September 16, 2018

    Id absolutely love to go here! ive been to the one in amsterdam but this one looks even better xxx

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    Nicola Lawson

    September 16, 2018

    See, it looks absolutely amazing, and part of me would absolutely love to go, unfortunately a much bigger part of me is terrified of wax works.

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    Rachel Stone

    September 16, 2018

    I love it here! I went for my 21st birthday (quite a few years ago now!) and had a great time – so many photo opportunities. Love these pics!

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    Laura - Dear Bear and Beany

    September 16, 2018

    I haven’t been for years and we’re hoping to head their with the girls at half term. It looks great!

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    Zena's Suitcase

    September 18, 2018

    It’s literally been years since I visited here. I think the family would love this. I think your crew would have lots of great advice for Mr Trump

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    Abundant Vegan Life

    September 18, 2018

    Oh wow, that looks amazing. I have never been to Madame Tussaud’s, although I’ve always wanted to. I love Star Wars aswell so maybe I should plan a visit for this year!

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    September 19, 2018

    I’ve never actually been here before but I would LOVE to! I love the look of the Marvel characters and how you can interact with them.

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