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How to go to Madame Tussauds Sydney

Madame Tussauds has over 200 years of extraordinary history of exquisite and true-to-life wax exhibitions starting back 1777. The history of this exhibition is as interesting as each of the lifelike and life-size wax figures of famous people, and how they make it.

Born under the name of Marie Grosholtz on 1761, she became the art tutor to King Louis XVI’s sister on 1780 and lived at the Royal Court in Versailles. Then she and her mother were imprisoned during The French Revolution. On her release she was forced to prove her allegiance to the Revolution by making death masks of executed nobles and her former employers, the King and Queen.

In 1794, Marie inherited Dr Philippe Curtius’ wax exhibition. It was also on the same year that The French Revolution ended.

Image credits: www.madametussauds.com

Marie became Madame Tussaud when she married François Tussaud on 1795, but left him behind to take her exhibition on tour to the British Isles in 1802. Then established a base in London at ‘The Baker Street Bazaar’ with her sons in 1835. Then on 1850, Madame Tussauds passed away at the the age of 73 with a very accomplished and many creative wax artworks under her belt.

Madame Tussauds’ grandsons moved the attraction to Marylebone Road in 1884 but sadly, it was devastated by fire in 1925. It took 3 years to complete the restoration. In 1928, the restoration was completed with the addition of a cinema and restaurant.

Another disaster happened when the attraction, Madame Tussauds, was struck by a German World War II bomb in 1940, destroying 352 head moulds, and the cinema. For an exhibition franchise as big as Madame Tussauds, you wouldn’t imagine the damage it received yet stood the test of time, including the perfection of art and craft in wax-making to a mirror-like image precision.

Fast forward the next decades, Madame Tussauds opened in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Las Vegas, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai (China), Washington (DC), Berlin, Hollywood, Bangkok, Vienna (Austria), Blackpool (UK), Tokyo, Wuhan, San Francisco (California), Beijing (China), and Florida (California). Madame Tussauds opened in Sydney in 2012.

Madam Tussauds Sydney is an attraction that is APX-certified “must-see”. It is located within the vicinity of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. For a convenient tour, it’s best to look for a hotel near Madam Tussauds Sydney. The good thing is APX Darling Harbour and APX World Square are hotels near Madam Tussauds Sydney.

You can sit and pose with The Royal Family. This is a rare chance to have your picture taken with wax figures that very much looks like HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

After that, you can enter the world of Sports Legends and Bollywood Celebrities, Fashion Icons and Hollywood Stars.

Image credits: www.madametussauds.com

The attraction has 10 different zones that you can explore to your heart’s delight.

Unleash your hidden DC “fan-girl” or “fan-boy” as you get transported to the streets of Metropolis and Gotham City with the Justice League characters like Superman (Henry Cavill), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Wonderwoman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller).

Don’t worry Marvel fans! Your favorite Marvel superheroes like Wolverine, Spiderman, Captain Marvel and Iron Man are also present.

This place is surely an eye candy for kids and the young-at-heart! Make sure to tag along your family and friends. You can even Save up to 35% off standard admission prices if you book online for a group of 10 or more paying people!

If you tour with your family and/or friends, the best places to stay in Sydney are hotels with Harbour views just like the Executive Studio Harbour View Apartment in APX Darling Harbour or in an adjacent two bedroom apartment with private balcony just like what APX World Square has. The luxury Sydney apartment accommodation is a perfect blend of space and privacy, ideal for families or small groups. Inquire how you can save more in Sydney city hotel deals by using APXDIRECT promo code when you book direct in the online hotel booking.

The wax art exhibition in Madame Tussauds Sydney is open from 9:30am until 5p. However, the last entry is at 4:00pm so that you will have sufficient time to see all the exhibit zones.

The General Admission ticket is $46 (at the time of writing) but you can save up to 20% if you book online or save up to 50% if you book the 3 Attraction Pass.

Quick tip: The best and most convenient value hotels near Madam Tussauds Sydney, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, and The Sydney Tower Eye are APX Darling Harbour and APX World Square. Talk about walking distance to a hotel when you’re already exhausted. If you stay in Sydney with a car, you’ll find Darling Harbour accommodation with parking in all APX Hotels Apartments.

Accessibility

Just like APX Hotels Apartments that have accessible apartments and accessible hotel rooms in Sydney CBD, all zones in Madame Tussauds Sydney are wheelchair and pram friendly. They have a small number of wheelchairs available for free hire on a first come, first serve basis. Just leave your ID behind while you use the wheelchair, then claim your ID back when you return the wheelchair.

The Exhibit also welcomes visually-impaired guests and assistance dogs. There’s no stopping you from having a great time with your furry friends!

Don’t come in to Madame Tussauds Sydney with an empty stomach since there might not be food options inside the exhibit area. However, you may eat in the restaurants along The Promenade and Lime Street, both streets are just walking distance from the exhibit.


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APX Darling Harbour clean and spacious accessible apartment room tour | Sydney CBD Australia | New South Wales
If you’re looking for family friendly hotels in Sydney where you could possibly stay with your family or friends who have accessibility needs, APX Darling Harbour and APX World Square offer accessible hotel rooms and/or accessible apartments that have been specifically made accessible to people who may use a wheelchair or have difficulty with stairs.

Directions

So if you’re looking for Sydney hotels near Madam Tussauds Sydney, accessible hotel apartments near Sydney CBD, or apartments walking distance to attractions like Madam Tussauds Sydney, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium or WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, then APX Hotels Apartments is definitely for you.

The APX Hotels Aparments in Darling Harbour and World Square are estimated to be about 1.2-1.4 kilometers away from the exhibit. It may take a 15-minute walk via Dixon St., 15-minute walk via Sussex St., 15-minute walk via Dixon St. and Sussex St., 4-minute cycling via Dixon St., and estimated 3-minute drive depending on the traffic conditions.

How to go to Madame Tussauds Sydney from APX Darling Harbour

  1. You can go to Madame Tussauds Sydney by taxi or rideshare services / ride-hailing apps like Uber, OLA, Didi, 13 Cabs, Go Catch, and Shebah:
    • Ask to be dropped at King Street Wharf or at the rear of Cockle Bay Wharf.
  2. When you go to Madame Tussauds Sydney by light rail:
    • Exit the light rail from either the Convention Centre or Pyrmont Bay stations.
  3. You can choose to go to Madame Tussauds Sydney by walking:
      •  Via Wheat Rd. (~1.2km / ~15 minutes) – Open on Google Maps and follow the blue dots.
      • Via Sussex St. and Wheat Rd. (~1.1km / ~15 minutes) – Open on Google Maps and follow the blue dots.
      • Via Kent St. and Wheat Rd. (~1.3km / ~17 minutes) – Open on Google Maps and follow the blue dots.
  4. Enjoy the breeze when you go to Madame Tussauds Sydney by cycling:
    • Via Wheat Rd. (~1.2km / ~4 minutes bike ride) – Open on Google Maps
    • Always wear a helmet, obey bicycle road rules and ride with caution as directions may not reflect actual conditions.
  5. Choosing to go to Madame Tussauds Sydney by car?
    • See car parking directions for APX Darling Harbour accommodation with parking.
    • Directions do not account for traffic, construction, weather or other events that may cause changes to your route.
    • Via Harbour St. and Wheat Rd. – See directions below or open on Google Maps:
      1. From APX Darling Harbour, head north on Dixon St. toward Liverpool St. (drive distance: ~84 meters)
      2. Turn left onto Liverpool St. (drive distance: ~48 meters)
      3. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Harbour St. (drive distance: ~350 meters)
      4. Turn left onto Wheat Rd. (drive distance: ~400 meters)

Directions do not account for traffic, construction, weather or other events that may cause changes to your route.

How to go to Madame Tussauds Sydney from APX World Square

  1. You can go to Madame Tussauds Sydney by taxi or rideshare services / ride-hailing apps like Uber, OLA, Didi, 13 Cabs, Go Catch, and Shebah:
    • Ask to be dropped at King Street Wharf or at the rear of Cockle Bay Wharf.
  2. When you go to Madame Tussauds Sydney by light rail:
    • Exit the light rail from either the Convention Centre or Pyrmont Bay stations.
  3. You can choose to go to Madame Tussauds Sydney by combination of bus and walking:
  4. Enjoy the breeze when you go to Madame Tussauds Sydney by cycling:
    • Via Wheat Rd. (~1.6km / ~6 minutes bike ride) – Open on Google Maps
    • Always wear a helmet, obey bicycle road rules and ride with caution as directions may not reflect actual conditions.
  5. Choosing to go to Madame Tussauds Sydney by car?
    • See car parking directions for APX World Square Sydney hotel accommodation with parking.
    • Directions do not account for traffic, construction, weather or other events that may cause changes to your route.
    • Via Goulburn St., Harbour St. and Wheat Rd. (~1.5km / ~7 minutes drive) – See directions below or open on Google Maps:
      1. From APX World Square, head southwest on Cunningham St. toward Pitt St. (drive distance: ~120 meters)
      2. Turn left onto Pitt St. (drive distance: ~89 meters)
      3. Turn left onto Goulburn St. (drive distance: ~400 meters)
      4. Use the 2nd from the right lane to turn right onto Harbour St. (drive distance: ~170 meters)
      5. Keep left to stay on Harbour St. (drive distance: ~300 meters)
      6. Slight left onto Wheat Rd. (drive distance: ~400 meters)

Directions do not account for traffic, construction, weather or other events that may cause changes to your route.

How to go to Madame Tussauds Sydney from APX Parramatta

  1. You can go to Madame Tussauds Sydney Aquarium by taxi or rideshare services / ride-hailing apps like Uber, OLA, Didi, 13 Cabs, Go Catch, and Shebah:
    • Ask to be dropped at King Street Wharf or at the rear of Cockle Bay Wharf.
  2. When you go to Madame Tussauds Sydney by light rail:
    • Exit the light rail from either the Convention Centre or Pyrmont Bay stations.
  3. You can choose to go to Madame Tussauds Sydney by combination of Bus, Sydney and Intercity trains:
  4. By walking:
    • Too far; walking from APX Parramatta to Madame Tussauds Sydney is not recommended.
  5. By cycling:
    • Too far; cycling from APX Parramatta to Madame Tussauds Sydney is not recommended.
  6. Choosing to go to Madame Tussauds Sydney by car?
    • See car parking directions for APX Parramatta Sydney hotel accommodation with parking.
    • Directions do not account for traffic, construction, weather or other events that may cause changes to your route.
    • Via M4 and A4 (Estimated 21.2 km. This route has tolls.) – See directions below or open on Google Maps:
      1. From APX Parramatta, take Arthur St. to James Ruse Dr. (drive distance: ~750 meters)
      2. Take M4 and A4 to Wheat Rd. in Sydney. Take the Bathurst St. exit from A4 (drive distance: ~20.0 kilometers)
      3. Slight left onto Wheat Rd. (drive distance: ~400 meters)

Directions do not account for traffic, construction, weather or other events that may cause changes to your route.

* This route has tolls.

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