The Incredible Wax Museum

Madame Tussauds may be there in everyone’s bucket list but is not a feasible target to achieve for most people. However, that doesn’t stop you from meeting your favourite personalities’ wax statues and posing for a click with them. Besides, your very own city of joy, Kolkata brings you the joyous reasons to be happy about. Also, the place is the destination for kids and adults to pose with wax figures of renowned celebrities.

Location:

Mother’s Wax Museum is located in New Town, situated in the north-eastern part of the city. Besides, it is close to the Netaji Subhas International Airport, just opposite to the sprawling Eco Park.

Necessary Information:

• The museum is open on all days from 12 pm to 7:30 pm except on Mondays.
• Besides, the price of the ticket for a person above the age of 12 is Rs.200.
• Tickets can be booked online also to avoid standing in the queue.

What’s Inside ?

The wax museum has statues of personalities from different fields of life and also caters to the interests of every person of varied age groups and personalities.

• Sports

Here you can pose with the present Indian cricket team captain to yesteryear stars of the 22 yards. Also, Stalwart cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli, Kapil Dev and world-famous footballers like Messi have their wax statues here. Besides, posing with them once in a lifetime is a must, isn’t it?

• Bollywood

In addition, your dream of posing with the original disco dancer or getting romantic with the charming heroes of the silver screen may come true here. The glittery world of Bollywood beckons you at the wax museum where you can meet life-like wax statues of Bollywood superstars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Mithun Chakraborty. Re-enact the poses that you have copied a million times and click some enviable snaps to preserve forever.

• Hollywood

Also, Mother’s Wax Museum brings Hollywood at your feet. Besides, get clicked hand-in-hand with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie or Nicole Kidman, the people you have grown up dreaming about.

• Music

Music lovers can enjoy posing with the figures of their most admired music personalities from all over the world. Copy the dance poses of Michael Jackson or look up in wonder at Pandit Ravi Shankar, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey.

• Historical Personalities

Not only does the wax museum house only the celebrities from the world of glitz and glamour but also renowned historical leaders who have contributed a lot towards the making of an independent and modern India. Have the privilege to stand beside life-like wax statues of world personalities like Swami Vivekananda, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Mother Teresa, B.R. Ambedkar and Pranab Mukherjee.

• Bengali film personalities

Since this museum is in Bengal, it is incomplete without wax figures of the most famous characters of the Bengali film industry. Thus, here you can find statues of yesteryear Bengali superstars like Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen and world-famous directors like Satyajit Ray.

• Scientists

Also, world-famous scientists like Einstein and Jagadish Chandra Bose have their wax statues here which will leave you delighted.

Why is it a must-visit ?

The Mother’s Wax Museum is not only the best place for you to meet the real-like wax figures of the personalities but also introduce your kids to them. In addition, you can bet that this is one museum gallery that will leave you gaping in wonder throughout. Also, give flight to your desires and fan moments literally with stars in your eyes.

Trivia

• All the statues in this museum have been designed by wax artist Susanta Ray, a gold medallist from Indian Art College.
• Besides, it was established in November 2014.
• Also, the West Bengal Chief Minister, Smt. Mamata Banerjee along with Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan, and Amitabh Bachchan had inaugurated it.