Madame Tussauds is the most famous wax museum in the world. One of them was opened in Bangkok. This was our first visit to Madame Tussauds and new experience of visiting museums of this kind in general. As we were really not aware of what can be expected at Madame Tussauds, except of getting few photos with wax figures of celebrities, we were a bit surprised of what this museum has to offer.
After getting your ticket at the counter and entering the premises of Madame Tussauds, just at the entrance of the exhibition you will be offered to have your photos taken with the tuk-tuk taxi by the staff. Be aware that nothing comes for free at Madame Tussauds and these photos will be offered for you to purchase in various forms at the end of the tour. Of course, there will be additional charges and they won’t be low. However, you won’t be forced to buy anything in case you don’t like it. If you’re totally not interested in things like this, just skip it.
The exhibition of Madame Tussauds Bangkok is arranged by different themed rooms including Historical Figures, Influential Leaders, Famous Scientists & Artists, Sport Legends, Pop & Rock Musicians, Movie Stars, Bollywood Stars, Asian Celebrities, and Hollywood Stars.
As Bangkok attracts many visitors from other Asian countries, at Madame Tussauds Bangkok expect to see not only Thai celebrities but also the figures of people who are mostly famous only in the countries like China and India. However, there will be plenty of worldwide known characters as well and you won’t be bored even if Bollywood doesn’t interest you.
The hall of Historical Figures includes historically significant people such as:
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Mao Zedoung
- Princess Diana
- Buddhadasha Bhillhu
The round table of Influential Leaders’ hall is surrounded by important politicians of nowadays:
- Barack Obama
- Michelle Obama
- Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Narendra Modi
- Aung San Suu Kyi
- Vladimir Putin
- General Prem Tinsulanonda
- Mahathir bin Mohamad
- Lee Myung Bak
- Lee Hsien Loong
Famous Scientists & Artists
This part of Madame Tussauds Bangkok exhibition brings you closer to the scientific and artistic talents of their time such as:
- Albert Einstein
- Mark Zuckerberg
- Ludwig van Beethoven
- Pablo Picasso
- Luciano Pavarotti
- Silpa Bhirasri
- Porntip Rojanasunan
- Sunthorn Phu
- Luang Vichit Vadakan
Almost half of Sport Legends at the museum are football players and the list of sportsmen here includes:
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- David Beckham
- Wayne Rooney
- Steven Gerrard
- Tiger Woods
- Yao Ming
- Serena Williams
- Khaosai Galaxy
- Pawina Thongsuk
By the way, one more sport legend was spotted trying to convince people to visit Madame Tussauds Bangkok at the entrance to SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World. You can meet the legendary Mohamed Ali there for free!
Pop & Rock Musicians
The hall of Pop & Rock Stars at Madame Tussauds Bangkok include big names such as:
- Beyonce Knowles
- Lady Gaga
- Katy Perry
- Michael Jackson
- One Direction
- Jay Chou
- Nichkun Horvejkul
- Tata Young
How many songs of them can be found on your playlist?
The list of Movie Stars at Madame Tussauds Bangkok is not long but impressive:
- Anthony Hopkins
- Mario Maurer
- Hugh Jackman
- Tony Jaa
- Bruce Lee
Don’t feel impressed with the number of actors found here? Don’t worry as you will meet even more at the hall of Hollywood Stars.
Madame Tussauds Bangkok has something to offer for the fans of Bollywood with the star list here including:
- Shah Rukh Khan
- Hrithik Poshan
- Amitabh Bachchan
If you’re not from Asia, you might be unfamiliar with faces you will see at Asian Celebrities’ hall with the exception of one guy:
- Jackie Chan
- Michelle Yeoh
- Ken Theeradej Wongpuapan
- Anne Thongprasom
And last but not least is the hall of Hollywood Stars. The selection of stars at Madame Tussauds Bangkok is worth the red carpet of Oscars:
- Vin Diesel
- Angelina Jolie
- Brad Pitt
- Nicolas Cage
- Leonardo DiCaprio
- Nicole Kidman
- Johnny Depp
- Naomi Campbell
Some of the wax figures at Madame Tussauds Bangkok look realistic and quite alive, like the one of Vin Diesel.
However, Wayne Rooney or a popular Thai boxer Khaosai Galaxy didn't look as real as it could be expected. Some of them were outdated as the President Obama still rules the house here.
We were not familiar with some of wax figures at Madame Tussauds Bangkok but there are boards with the name and short description of the person so you can easily expand your knowledge. However, there are a number of local celebrities that might be not known for foreigners.
The photo opportunities at Madame Tussauds Bangkok are provided in such a way that you can interact with the celebrities, you can actually touch them. There are also fun activities all around the museum as you can shoot a basketball with Yao Ming, play golf with Tiger Woods, paint with Picasso or take a quiz with Albert Einstein.
These activities will keep you and your kids entertained!
They even provide costumes and accessories for your creative picture shots.
At the end of exhibition, there is a gallery of waxworks showing the process of making wax sculptures. It was really interesting and quite extraordinary.
Here you will meet the real deal - Madame Tussauds (Anna Marie Tussauds) with her sculptures.
There is a counter where you can get a wax casting of your own hand or even holding hands of you and your partner. It’s a nice souvenir to bring back home.
The last part of the visit is 4D cinema which was a great experience. It was a 9-minute short “Ice Age” film of the adventure of Scrat, the sabre-toothed squirrel. During the movie, you will enjoy unexpected features such as light water splashes, shaken seats, air shoots out and the snowflakes falling down, all of them making the ice age atmosphere so realistic.
We were pleasantly impressed by our experience at Madame Tussauds Bangkok. As we were not familiar with the conception of the museum, we thought that it will be more like an ordinary museum with the exhibits (wax figures) being displayed under glass and explored only from the distance. But it turned out to be more than just a wax museum. We enjoyed following the trail through all the different themed rooms. We were able to get so close to the waxworks and have fun taking pictures in many poses with our favorite characters. The whole attraction is very enjoyable.
We would definitely recommend Madame Tussauds Bangkok for the fans of celebrities, movie stars or athletes. If you are selfie-addicted or just love posting photos on social media, this place is a paradise. For Madame Tussauds first-timers, the museum in Bangkok is a good choice. This place offers a family-friendly experience and people of all ages can enjoy their time here.
If you are not into that kind of entertainment and not a big fan of anyone in the list, the museum might be not worth visiting as your experience here completely depends on your ability to entertain yourself.
The visit at Madame Tussauds Bangkok can take about 1 or 1.5 hours depending on the number of people visiting at the same time and the length of your stops to take pictures in each section.
Adult 990 Baht
Child (3-11 year) 790 Baht
We are not sure if we would be feeling that we got a good value for money when paying full admission price. However, as a visit to Madame Tussauds Bangkok was part of combo ticket which also gives an opportunity to enter SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, it was worth it.
If you're interested only in Madame Tussauds Bangkok, you still get a good deal when booking Madame Tussauds Bangkok ticket online.
Daily 10.00 – 21.00 (Last entry 19.50)
How to get there
Madame Tussauds Bangkok is located on the 4th-7th floor of Siam Discovery Shopping Mall in the most popular shopping district in Bangkok - Siam. Siam Discovery is located next to Siam Center.
Take BTS SkyTrain to Siam station, leave through Exit 1 and walk about 5 minutes to Siam Discovery.
Take MRT Metro to Silom, Sukhumvit or Chatuchak Park station and transfer to BTS SkyTrain going to Siam Station.
Take a Taxi and tell the driver to bring you to “Siam”. This shopping district is a well-known landmark of Bangkok so expect any driver to know it.
By Public Bus
Take Public Bus No. 15, 16, 25, 40, 48, 54, 73, 79, 141, 159, 162, 183, 204, 501, 508, drop off at Siam Paragon bus stop and walk to Siam Discovery.